Hello volatility. It's been a while.

Published by Stephanie Farrow, Certified Financial Planner on Apr 03, 2018

During the last several weeks we have seen the return of market volatility and experienced some of the largest market fluctuations we’ve seen in a couple years.  It’s been a while since volatility graced... Continue reading

Tax time. RRSP Deductions. Did you know?

Published by Stephanie Farrow, Certified Financial Planner on Mar 01, 2018

If you make an RRSP contribution in 2017, you need to include the deduction on your 2017 income tax return, right?  Wrong.  It’s a common misconception among Canadian taxpayers worth clarifying. If you... Continue reading

To RRSP or not to RRSP?

Published by Stephanie Farrow B.A, CFP, Certified Financial Planner on Feb 03, 2018

Should I put money into my RRSP or not?  Would my money be better off somewhere else, or is an RRSP my best option?  These are questions many Canadians ask themselves as the RRSP season rolls around each... Continue reading

TFSA or RRSP? Which makes the most sense for you?

Published by Stephanie Farrow, Certified Financial Planner on Jan 19, 2018

It seems the comparison of the Tax Free Savings account (TFSA) versus Registered Retirement Savings Account (RRSP) is still often misunderstood.   At the risk of over-simplifying , let’s start with some... Continue reading

It's official. We've moved!

Published by Farrow Financial Services on Jan 15, 2018

In June of 2017 we sent an eNewsletter announcing we’re moving … but not far.  We purchased the former Scotia Bank branch building across the road from us with the intention of moving our office over ... Continue reading

Welcome Sally Szeider-MacIntyre

Published by Farrow Financial Services on Jan 15, 2018

More exciting news!  We are pleased to welcome Sally Szeider-MacIntyre to our financial practice as an Associate Financial Advisor.  Sally comes to us with over 22 years experience in the financial services... Continue reading

What can a good Financial Advisor tell you? Looking beyond the obvious.

Published by Stephanie Farrow B.A, CFP, Certified Financial Planner on Dec 01, 2017

When people think about the value their financial advisor provides, many immediately think about investment returns.  However, looking at returns alone is taking a narrow perspective because it’s only... Continue reading

Need financial solutions? We can help you with that.

Published by Stephanie Farrow B.A, CFP, Certified Financial Planner on Nov 15, 2017

November is Financial Literacy Month; a time when you see lots of buzz on social media on financial planning topics.  The purpose is to educate people on all things financial, tips, budgeting, ideas, ... Continue reading

Retirement Income. Should I consider an annuity?

Published by Stephanie Farrow B.A, CFP, Certified Financial Planner on Oct 02, 2017

Many people spend their working years accumulating retirement savings and as they approach retirement start to wonder about the specifics of when and how to draw on their nest egg for retirement. I often... Continue reading

In your mailbox; when something isn't quite as it seems

Published by Stephanie Farrow B.A, CFP, Certified Financial Planner on Sep 11, 2017

An envelope arrives in your mailbox which appears to have come from Canada Pension Plan.  It is in a brown envelope; the type typically used by the government for correspondence and reads Shortfall to... Continue reading