Tax time. RRSP Deductions. Did you know?

Published by Stephanie Farrow, Certified Financial Planner on Apr 19, 2019

If you make an RRSP contribution in 2018, you need to include the deduction on your 2018 income tax return, right?  Wrong.  It’s a common misconception among Canadian taxpayers worth clarifying. If you... Continue reading

Markets making you nervous? Inside investor psyche.

Published by Stephanie Farrow, B.A., CFP., Certified Financial Planner on Jan 30, 2019

It has been said that retail investors, if left to their own devices will often behave in the opposite direction they should. There is a discipline in behavioral finance whose theory is built around the... Continue reading

It was a challenging year for market returns and global economic growth

Published by Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc. on Jan 16, 2019

2018 was the weakest year for global markets since the great financial crisis in 2008. Markets were dragged down substantially in the final three months of the year due to higher interest rates, a slowing... Continue reading

Recent Volatility - Market Update

Published by Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc on Dec 17, 2018

As 2018 has drawn to a close, it’s natural to reflect on the year’s challenges—in both the equity and fixed income markets around the world. Market volatility has materially increased during the past ... Continue reading

Life insurance. You don't think you need it; until you do.

Published by Stephanie Farrow B.A., CFP. Certified Financial Planner on Dec 01, 2018

Life insurance is boring right?  I get it.  It seems to be one of those subjects no one really wants to talk about.  People typically don’t rush to get it, or become excited to learn about it.  The very... Continue reading

Grand Re-Opening November 1st, 1pm - 7pm

Published by Farrow Financial Services on Oct 04, 2018

Come check out our new digs! We have happily settled into our new location over the past several months, and we have now completed our exterior building renovations over the last several weeks.  It's ... Continue reading

Losing my Dad. Practical matters in the wake of grief.

Published by Stephanie Farrow B.A., CFP, Certified Financial Planner on Oct 01, 2018

Several short weeks ago we lost my father.  I can’t begin to describe how his unexpected death has devastated our family, but I’m sure those of you who have been through the loss of a family member will... Continue reading

Starting a small business. Calculating risk, overcoming fear, and taking the plunge

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

Starting a business is not for the faint at heart.  Some say, an entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down.  While that seems a bit dramatic, the image of this makes... Continue reading

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

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