Distinguishing the difference between skill and luck

Have you ever wondered what percentage of your success is due to your acquired competencies (skills) and how much is due to good fortune (luck)? From excelling in sporting competitions to winning at work, we’re frequently undecided about which of the two ingredients ends up being decisive. Most of the time, skill and luck are […]

How to support local businesses this holiday season

Many of our clients are busy taking care of last minute holiday preparations in these final weeks of December. While everyone celebrates the holidays differently and has a unique wish list to shop for, there are many opportunities to support local business during the festive season. Here are a few ways to support Montreal-based businesses […]

Sudden Wealth Syndrome: Part II

The risks associated with Sudden Wealth Syndrome (Part 1: the risks) are well documented and threaten the more than $750 billion in inheritance Canadians expect to receive over the next decade. There are two critical steps families should take to improve the odds of preserving the family fortune: Start early Kids with financial savvy have […]

Sudden Wealth Syndrome: Part I

[social_share] We’ve all heard the story about the lottery winner who quickly squanders his wealth and has little to show for it. It’s a modern-day fable, warning us that money can be washed away as quickly as it rolls in. This is no urban legend. In fact, almost all Canadian families that find themselves suddenly […]

Managing Risk with Insurance

As part of a financial plan, insurance is typically thought of as a solution employed to protect against the risk of future financial loss. While this is a very important application of insurance, additional innovative solutions are being used to safeguard the value of investors’ assets in a tax-efficient manner and to ensure that one […]

Helping Aging Parents Look After Themselves

Aging parents – distressing though it is to recognize – inevitably face declining capacities over which they have diminishing control. As a result, many of us are confronted with the unenviable task of managing the wealth, health and overall wellbeing of parents who can no longer adequately look after themselves. Before things take a turn […]