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Five Steps to Inspired Change

By | July 8th, 2019|W2W|

“I have often wished when…struggling with a decision or dilemma that the clouds would part, and a cosmic Charlton Heston-type voice would invite us to the second floor, where the Librarian of Life would sit with us for several hours, patiently answering all our questions and giving direction.” -Henriette Anne Klauser   In December of [...]

The Value of Advice

By | July 4th, 2019|W2W|

How do you measure the value of advice? It’s one of life’s intangibles, but most of us seek it out before making important decisions.   The best advice is meaningful and impactful, and as unique as the person receiving it. And while some people think they can manage on their own and are satisfied with [...]

The Value of a Financial Security Advisor

By | June 28th, 2019|W2W|

Imagine the feeling of freedom that comes with having a sense of control over your financial future. That sense of empowerment is just one benefit of working with a financial security advisor. According to recent studies, Canadian households who work with a financial advisor are twice as likely to save regularly for retirement than those [...]

2019 WBN Scholarship Winners

By | June 27th, 2019|W2W|

The Women's Business Network has been proud to sponsor three annual scholarships for female students in recognition of scholastic and leadership achievements.  The Scholarship Fund is generously sponsored by the accounting firm Baker Tilly Canada Cooperative (formerly Collins Barrow National Cooperative Incorporated) and is divided into three categories:   1.  A scholarship for entry level applicants [...]

Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone & Into Your Power Zone

By | June 27th, 2019|W2W|

  Canadian women continue to be underrepresented despite the fact that we make up over 47% or the workforce, 60% of university degrees & 80% of consumer spending (Catalyst.org)    We are still climbing uphill trying to be treated equally in our job & society.  We are making progress. The needle is moving in the [...]

RRSPs and TFSAs: Withdrawals

By | June 21st, 2019|W2W|

  You may be surprised to learn what you can do with your savings.   Now that you’ve watched your savings grow, you’ll eventually want or need to spend it. There are many different ways to use  your savings – here are some guidelines to help you decide whether you should make a withdrawal from [...]

Is it Time to Renew Your Money Vows?

By | June 20th, 2019|W2W|

I often say that we have a relationship with everything in our lives, including money.  We can determine if we will have a “For better or Worse” relationship with money. This largely depends on the unconscious promises we have made to ourselves and the universe about our ability to create our abundance.   This past [...]

6 Truths to Becoming the Best Version of You

By | June 9th, 2019|W2W|

Have you ever started a sentence with “They make me feel…”? I know I have.  When I notice myself saying this, I quickly turn it around to “When they did… I thought… and felt …”.  I realized many years ago that no one can make you feel anything.     I have moments when I feel [...]

Member Spotlight – Sarah Rahme

By | June 9th, 2019|W2W|

Sarah Rahme CFP® CIM® FCSI®   Wealth Advisor at BDO CANADA LLPr $ Advisor with several years of professional experience providing wealth management advice to business owners and successful professionals. ✍️Financial Planner dedicated to simplifying the financial road map for my clients by building them a financial plan tailored to tax-efficiently grow, preserve and later [...]

Canada’s New Food Guide Focus on Family and Healthy Meal Choices

By | May 8th, 2019|W2W|

Canada’s food guide has undergone a complete revision and instead of focusing on food groups and portion size, new recommendations encourage us to choose fresh, healthy ingredients and spend more time preparing meals at home and eating together. One of the biggest changes is that proportion is emphasized over portion size. As illustrated by Canada’s [...]

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