Benefits of Using Donor-Advised Funds

Benefits of Using Donor-Advised Funds

Want to donate but not sure how? More and more people are setting up donor-advised funds as a way to give back. These are funds that donors create by depositing securities, assets, or cash, and then relaying the money to charities over time. They’ve become increasingly popular because of their immediate tax deduction, and they’re […]

Decluttering After the Holidays

Decluttering After the Holidays

After all of the gift-giving and festive parties have passed, the holidays can end up taking a toll on the state of your home. With the new year just around the corner, there’s no better time than now to get rid of the excess junk and start with a fresh, clean, organized home. When you […]

Financial Planning: Balancing Post-Secondary Education and Retirement Savings

Financial Planning: Balancing Post-Secondary Education and Retirement Savings

It can be difficult to get a proper investment plan in place to help you save for some of your financial goals like your child’s post-secondary education or your retirement funds. But with some careful planning and a well-designed strategy, you can get your savings right on track. Let us show you how you can […]

Spreading Holiday Cheer to Your Team this Christmas

Spreading Holiday Cheer to Your Team this Christmas

If you’ve been feeling more like Scrooge than jolly ol’ Saint Nick lately, now is the perfect time to shake off your “Bah, humbug!” workplace stress and give thanks to your team by spreading some holiday cheer. Although it can be tricky to find the time to celebrate, remember that even small gestures can be […]

The Whole-Life Benefits of a Hobby You Love

The Whole-Life Benefits of a Hobby You Love

Being able to retreat from the humdrum of everyday life and partake in a favourite hobby can help to revitalize your mental and physical health. Not only that, but the advantages stemming from taking the time to entertain your passions can bring about changes that can last your entire lifetime. Refreshing your vitality with an […]

How to Improve Sleep Hygiene

How to Improve Sleep Hygiene

Obtaining a healthy and restful night’s sleep on a regular basis helps to improve productivity and overall quality of life. However, many of us simply fall into bed when it is convenient or don’t implement lifestyle adjustments that allow for a healthier night’s rest. Here are some ways you can improve your sleep hygiene and […]

Why Practice Yoga?

Why Practice Yoga?

In modern society, we worry. It’s perfectly natural, given that nearly everything we do affects us in the long run. Whether you’re fretting over securing a solid future for your children or are concerned about taxes, it’s important to find the time to release tension and de-stress. You might not have considered it, but yoga […]

Becoming Grandparents for the First Time

Becoming Grandparents for the First Time

It can be quite a joyful experience to meet your grandchild for the first time. What an adventure you’re in for! If you are experiencing some nerves about your new role and where you stand, don’t worry – it’s common. You can’t help but want to be the best grandparent you can be.  Here we […]

*The opinions expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of Assante Financial Management Ltd.