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Pattie Lovett Reid

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Pattie Lovett-Reid

At the start of the new year, I always have great intentions for the year ahead and that includes setting financial goals. This is especially important for 2023, due to the challenges of the past year. Debt levels have climbed to near all-time highs, rates have continued to inch higher to combat inflation, and the housing market remains a wildcard. Households are having to make tough choices as spending has been reduced and there is a feeling of treading water financially speaking. Given so many households are living so close to the margin, it would be unreasonable and unrealistic of me to simply say “set some goals and go out there and achieve them.” Therefore, in 2023 I’m shifting gears from financial resolutions to financial resiliency.

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Pattie Lovett-Reid

Not everyone enjoys managing their money and, like me in the kitchen, are making mistakes that could prove costly. You can’t change the past, but you could learn from these mistakes and refocus your efforts going forward. November is Financial Literacy Month and here are the top 10 financial lessons I’ve learned in life: 1) Sitting on cash for too long. In today’s environment, having cash on hand is a good thing and taking a cautious tone when it comes to investing is prudent. However, your return on this investment, even in a rising interest rate environment, is minimal when factoring in taxes and inflation.

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Pattie Lovett-Reid

It has been tough to watch your portfolio crumble with stocks and bonds all headed lower, inflation remaining stubbornly high, and central banks all around the globe raising interest rates. And while you have zero control over how the markets will perform, nor can you single handily beat down inflation. Even if you think the Bank of Canada may overshoot on interest rate increases. Once again, that is out of your control.

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Joyce Wayne

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Joyce Wayne

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been giving future healthcare considerations serious thought lately. The thing is, life in a long-term care facility or retirement home doesn’t appeal to me. That was when I spoke to Lauren Moses, Vice-President of operations at Home Concierge. Home Concierge, as the name suggests, is devoted to healthcare and good living in the home. Moses suggests that when older adults reach the age of 70, it’s a perfect time to plan ahead and research the types of health care you’d prefer as they age.

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Joyce Wayne

No matter how well self-isolating is going, I suggest making a calendar of online events you enjoy with friends and family – or organizations – outside the home. That way, the balancing act between isolation and keeping occupied is met, and you don’t wake up one morning wondering what you did with all that time during the pandemic.

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Joyce Wayne

One of the smartest people I know is Rhoda Kopstein. She is definitely the most independent woman, not because she has a Ph.D. in nuclear physics or is a multi-millionaire. It is because she’s lived her life in a way very few have with the courage and the determination to live her best life on her own terms. She is single, never married, nor did she have children, a path she herself chose. Instead, she built a multi-faceted, active life with friends she met at work, in different clubs and associations, everything from aquafit to acting classes to playing bridge. Rhoda’s retirement years didn’t happen by accident. “I planned for retirement for two years before I retired,” she says.

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Kurt Browning

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Kurt Browning

Kurt Browning, a Canadian figure skater and the celebrity spokesperson for HomeEquity Bank, partners with his dog to describe the benefits of a CHIP Reverse Mortgage and how it can help you retire in the home you love.

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Kurt Browning

Kurt Browning, a Canadian figure skater and the celebrity spokesperson for HomeEquity Bank returns to tell you more about the CHIP Reverse Mortgage.

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