Risk and Choice in Fixed Income Investing

Introduction to Investment Planning – Part 2.2 In my previous post I wrote about some of the basics of bonds as well as their benefits. This post continues the discussion with an examination of the risks of investing in bonds and the ways you can buy...

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What is a Fixed Income Investment?

Introduction to Investment Planning – Part 2.1 Bonds are fixed income investments “Stocks and bonds”: These are the basic building blocks of an investment portfolio. I will write about stocks in an upcoming post, but after my discussion of cash or cash-like assets (e.g., savings accounts) in...

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When You Work for the Church: How to Manage Your Money

This article was written at the request of my friend April Yamasaki for publication on her blog When You Work for the Church.   About April The following biography is from her website, AprilYamasaki.com. April Yamasaki writes on spiritual growth and Christian living both online and in print publications,...

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A plan for those with disabilities – the RDSP

An introduction to registered plans – Part 5 What is the purpose of an RDSP? “A Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a savings plan that is intended to help parents and others save for the long term financial security of a person who is eligible for...

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The recipe for sweetening education savings – the RESP

  An Introduction to Registered Plans – Part 4 What is an RESP? A Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is designed to support saving for postsecondary education. The account owners, known as subscribers, are usually parents or grandparents of the beneficiary children.   What are the different types of RESPs? Individual...

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Cash Flow: It’s Not Just for Accountants

The More You Know About Cash Flow the More Empowered You Become What is Cash Flow? “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” – Oscar Wilde   Oscar Wilde may very well be the best exemplar of what to avoid in terms of personal...

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