15 January, 2021 Financial Planning

Financial Planning for the Unexpected (and Expected)

COVID-19 forced most of us to adapt to new realities by revisiting our daily habits and financial priorities. For some, this meant tightening budgets or postponing big-ticket purchases....

14 January, 2021

Our Perspective – Reflecting on 2020

In this four-minute video, Counsel’s Chief Investment Strategist Rana Chauhan recaps the year that was while looking ahead to 2021. He outlines several key points that investors should consider when making their investment decisions....

30 November, 2020

Has the pandemic changed your financial priorities?

If there’s one thing this year has shown, it’s how life can change on a dime. In a recent poll, we found that COVID-19 has left many Canadians revaluating their financial priorities....

24 November, 2020 Retirement

10 ways to grow your RRSP

Many Canadians are increasingly relying on their own resources to fund their retirements....

23 October, 2020

Light at the End of the Tunnel

In this five-minute video, Counsel’s Chief Investment Strategist, Rana Chauhan examines the catalysts impacting economic recovery and resiliency that the world has shown during the COVID-19 crisis....

21 October, 2020

Market Downturn is Short-Term Noise

The U.S. stock market has declined for six straight days. The S&P 500 dropped 3.3% on Wednesday – its largest single day drop since February 2018. By market close today it had dipped a further 2.06%. Stocks also fell in Canada and in markets across t...

16 July, 2020 Financial Planning

A New Economy is Emerging

In this four-minute video, Counsel’s Chief Investment Strategist, Rana Chauhan, shares reasons for the strong market recovery in Q2, and explains that we are witnessing the emergence of new economy....

27 April, 2020 Financial Planning

Money Dates 2020

This infographic highlights important deadlines, such as income tax returns and CPP and OAS benefit payment dates. Helping you to keep track of these critical dates....

23 April, 2020 Retirement

Lower 2020 RRIF Withdrawals Give New Flexibility to Retirees

As part of its Economic Response Plan to the COVID-19 crisis, the federal government lowered the required minimum withdrawals from Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs) and Life Income Funds (LIFs) by 25% for 2020....

16 April, 2020

Our Perspective: The World After Coronavirus

In this three-minute video, Counsel’s Chief Investment Strategist, Rana Chauhan, discusses the world after Coronavirus. He explains that although this crisis will hurt many companies, there are industries that will survive and actually thrive....