Archive | 2011

The Real Spirit of Christmas is…

Here’s a fun a little story that caught our attention this morning. Apparently a trend is popping up in department stores across the American mid-west, whereby random strangers are paying off people’s layaway bills then leaving without so much as a note. As near as anyone can tell the first occurrence of these secret santas [...]

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The Young and The Bold

When you were 17 how much money did you expect to be making by the time you were 30? We’re you the millionaire kid with dollar signs in your eyes? Were you the Lamborghini driver wannabe who already wore his/her driving gloves to school and made revving sounds down the hall? Did the thought of debt, [...]

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You Down With CFP?

You Down With CFP?

Healthcare professionals are the most talented people in the world!  Here’s our client Baby-C getting down with CFP in our first ever Financial Rap Video. Thanks to Baby C and the Seed Studio for an awesome production!

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Financial Therapy

An interesting blog post over on Women’s Financial Learning Centre (by guest blogger Amanda Mills) got the HCF team thinking about an interesting concept in our industry: the Financial Therapist. Mills describes herself as one and offers consulting services in that vein but what is a financial therapist exactly and how does it differ from [...]

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The Slow Money National Gathering – Oct. 12-14

~ We must bring money back down to earth ~ So says the first principle of the globally recognized Slow Money Movement. You may have never heard of this movement. You may in fact find the juxtaposition of the word “slow” and “money” to be in such contrary terms as to be laughable and if [...]

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The Autumn Equinox and the Great Summer Reflect

The Autumn equinox is upon us, time of the harvest and of the moon, when light equals dark, night equals day and civilization (from one hemisphere to the next) takes one long collective reflect on the past season to provide a little perspective for the next. For us Northern hemi types the Autumn equinox gives [...]

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8 tips for the Fiscal Family Woman

Financial planning is one of those concepts much like contact sports or tech gadgetry that often gets lumped into the general domain of “male interest.”  Historically men have been the family bread winners and therefore the default treasurers of the family income and though that old tradition has been been flipped on it’s head in [...]

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4 Quick Tips for This New Rabbit Year

The Year Of The Rabbit – February 3rd 2011 to January 22, 2012 We are now entering the Year of the Rabbit and many Canadians this year will be facing a cash squeeze from increased taxes (primarily in BC and Ontario), inflation eroding purchasing power and the likely increase of interest rates. You don’t need [...]

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