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Update from the CEIRP Office: September 2020

Reminder about CEIRP’s dedicated Investment and Retirement Managers at Canada Life The fastest way to successfully reach your goals is having a plan. This is especially true for  those close to retirement. Were you aware that Canada Life has three Investment and Retirement Managers dedicated to CEIRP members? They can help you: Create a plan [...]

By |2020-09-24T15:32:22-04:0024/09/2020|CEIRP News|

It’s never too late to have a plan

Every year, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) conducts a survey to study how well Canadians understand and manage their personal finances. In May, the agency released its findings from the 2019 survey. What remains true is that Canadians still live pay cheque to pay cheque, are carrying a lot of debt, tend not [...]

By |2020-09-24T15:34:03-04:0024/09/2020|Financial Wellness|

Tips for Protecting Your Home-based Business

If you count yourself among many creative professionals across Canada who run their businesses from home — especially now because of Covid — do you know how well you are protected from loss, damage or theft? You may be surprised to know that your regular home insurance may not cover your business. In fact, according [...]

By |2020-09-24T15:20:21-04:0024/09/2020|Financial Wellness|

Market Matters: August 2020

Highlights: Global stock markets extended their summer-long run. Bond markets checked back, with longer-term bonds hit hardest. Expectations for market volatility rose with stretched stock valuations, the approach of the U.S. presidential election and concerns for a COVID-19 second wave. Amidst a risk-on sentiment, oil prices rose sharply, while gold and the U.S. dollar weakened. [...]

By |2020-09-24T14:48:17-04:0024/09/2020|Industry news|

Update from the CEIRP Office

An update about the RRSP Email Campaign: There has been a great response to our email campaign to encourage the Federal Government to allow our members and other Canadians to “borrow” from their RRSP with no tax implications during the pandemic. But there’s still more we need to do in order for this plan to [...]

By |2020-08-27T12:26:07-04:0027/08/2020|CEIRP News|

3 Money-Managing Tips for the Gig Economy

We can all agree that 2020 has been a particularly trying year. And this is especially true for so many working in the Gig Economy, where financial ups and downs are so prevalent. The good news is that there are steps you can take now to adopt new money managing habits that will see you [...]

By |2020-08-27T12:20:34-04:0027/08/2020|Financial Wellness|

Market Matters: July 2020

Highlights: GLC and Mackenzie join forces to become the largest asset managers in Canada. S&P 500 turns positive on the year and the price of gold hits an all-time high, while bond yields fell to all-time lows. COVID-19 case number progress (or lack thereof) remains key factor in economic outlook. Global stock markets rebound while [...]

By |2020-09-22T10:51:02-04:0027/08/2020|Industry news|

Email Campaign: Temporary Emergency Program

In April, the CEIRP, the IATSE and the DGC joined in lobbying the Federal government to institute a temporary emergency program, similar to the Home Buyers and Lifelong Learning plans, which would allow an individual to “borrow” from their RRSP with no tax implications. There has been no announcement made as yet by the Department [...]

By |2020-09-30T11:27:29-04:0028/07/2020|CEIRP News|
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