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Increasing Interest Rates Fear

Rising interest rates made headlines across Canada during much of 2017 and continue to in 2018. Do you know what an increase in rates means for you? Higher interest equals higher monthly payments on everything from mortgages to personal loans. In other words, you’re paying more to borrow money. What might seem like a small rate…
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Medical expenses and charitable giving on your taxes

Why you should claim medical expenses Thanks to the often-overlooked medical expense tax credit, you could reduce money owed by claiming eligible medical expenses. So what constitutes an eligible expense? The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) maintains an extensive list of expenses you can claim for yourself, your spouse/common-law partner and your dependent children under 18…
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Tax Time Tips: Meet with your advisor

Why you should meet with your financial advisor at tax time Taxes are due by April 30, 2018 – and it's no secret filing your taxes can seem, well, overwhelming! Did you know meeting with your financial advisor at tax time can take away that undue stress? Your advisor can sit down with you to…
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Managing through downturn

Hurricanes, political volatility, conflict a world away, the price of oil plunges; one crisis after another around the globe has many investors on edge. We are living in unpredictable times; as any number of situations around the world, or right here at home can affect your investments, your wealth. The market can rise and fall…
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Smart spending for the holidays

Managing holiday finances is critical at this time of year! Here's a look back at Jason Stalker in the news, sharing the gift of smart spending! (CTV news clip) (Wheeler in the Morning clip) Smart spending for the holidays
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Have that Happy Retirement

Congratulations, happy retirement! You have worked hard all your life to get to this magical moment of rest and relaxation after decades of putting in long, arduous hours at work. Now, its time to kick back and relax. But there is a nagging issue on your mind, how do you afford the lifestyle you want to…
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Robo-Advising in the Financial Industry

From paying your electrical bill to ordering dinner for your family, technology is now a cornerstone in nearly every aspect of our lives. At Stalker Financial Group, we recognize the importance of technology and embrace the latest digital trends in the financial industry. Canada's first artificial intelligence exchange-traded fund recently made waves when it hit…
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Enjoying the Exchange

We were pleased to take a couple walking tours of the Exchange District with several clients over the summer. Thanks to all who attended - enjoy the pictures! Enjoying the Exchange with Stalker Financial Group
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Do I need life Insurance?

Will you die? Of course, the answer is yes. But as predictable as death is, the next question is the one that no one can know exactly is - when? A 2015 BMO survey revealed that more than half of all Canadians are concerned that their death will put their family’s financial stability in jeopardy.…
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Planning Backwards for Wealth

Like your family tree grows, so should your money tree grow to support the goals and dreams of your family. If you’d like to leave RESPs for each of the grandchildren, retire with enough money to travel, and ensure you leave a legacy gift to your favourite charity, where do you start your planning process…
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