The You First Blog

The past decade has seen a lot of positive evolution for Socially Responsible Investing (SRI). 10 years ago, only a few investment firms offered SRI options, and these funds were usually viewed as niche offerings with higher management fees and lower returns. This is certainly not the case today. In the past three years, Royal… Read More

We hope you all enjoyed your summer. The weather in Vancouver was not always perfect, but a smoke-free August was certainly appreciated! Here is where markets stand for 2019 (year-to-date return as of August 30. Foreign market returns are expressed in Canadian dollar terms): –TSX (Canada): 14.8% –DOW Jones (U.S.): 10.5% –S&P 500 (U.S.): 13.9%… Read More

For many families, September means a return school. It is also a good time to discuss the powerful advantages of the Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP). For most households, the RESP is the top vehicle available for children’s education savings. Here are the key facts: Annual maximum contribution: $2,500 (or $5,000 if you have carry-forward… Read More

“Change is inevitable—except from a vending machine.” —Robert C Gallagher Improvements to Wealthview Secured Portal Beginning this fall, a major Wealthview update will take place that will build upon the original foundation in very helpful, user-friendly ways. Here are some of the highlights: Enhanced Family Linking: you will now be able to consolidate all family assets,… Read More