22 January, 2020 Financial Planning

Money Facts 2020

A quick reference guide that outlines contribution limits for RRSPs & TFSAs and more....

16 January, 2020

Our perspective: A Look Back at 2019

In this four-minute video, Counsel’s Chief Investment Strategist, Rana Chauhan, takes a look back at 2019, and compares it to what we experienced in 2018. Rana points out that there is one thing we can be certain about in 2020 that will influence inv...

15 January, 2020

Three Ways to Avoid the Downside of Retirement

When it comes to retirement, it’s easy to dream about the perks: sleeping in, traveling, reading a good book, playing golf––name your fantasy. Even if your retirement is fully funded, the reality can be far less fulfilling if you don’t plan ahead. Repeated...

26 November, 2019

Leaving a legacy through charitable giving

One of life’s greatest satisfactions is knowing that you’ve made a difference. And when that difference comes from charitable giving, you’re able to support a cause you believe in and help the lives of others. At some point in your life, your charitable...

20 November, 2019

Value of Advice

At Advice First, we take pride in providing our clients with the best financial planning advice to help them reach their goals. This September, Brad Smith had the opportunity to attend the annual Investment Planning Counsel conference in Quebec City....

20 November, 2019 Retirement

Simple RRSP Strategies

RRSPs are a great tool for retirement planning. Check out our e-book and learn more, including a few simple strategies that can help you take advantage of your contributions....

29 October, 2019 Special Reports and Newsletters

Estate Planning: Protecting Your Heirs and Beneficiaries

Our e-book highlights the various tools and strategies you can use to protect, build, and preserve your assets, so your loved ones will receive the legacy you intend to leave them. ...

10 October, 2019 Special Reports and Newsletters

Our Perspective - This Is Not Our First Rodeo

In this four-minute video, Counsel’s Chief Investment Strategist, Rana Chauhan, discusses the volatility of the past quarter, and points out that despite the fact that the quarter ended near record highs, we heard a lot of “noise” from the media....

03 October, 2019

Yes, You Might Actually Enjoy a “Working” Retirement

An important part of your retirement plan is a discussion of the benefits of working, regardless of age. Retirement is no longer an event––it is a segue into an altered definition of life as you know it. One definition of “work” is that it consists of...

25 September, 2019 Estate planning

Estate Planning: First Steps

Whether your assets are big or small, you should have an estate plan. We broke down the what, why, and how in this e-book to help make estate planning easier to understand....