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#FINLITxINVISOR: Answering Your Questions For Financial Literacy Month

by Invisor Last updated on November 28, 2017

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No matter where you are in your personal finance journey, you're bound to have some questions at one point or another. What should you be investing in? Do you really need that insurance product everyone keeps talking about? How much is enough when you're saving towards a goal?

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Your 2017 Holiday Budget Guide

by Invisor Last updated on November 15, 2017

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We may only be half way through November but there’s no denying it: the holiday season is here and, whether we’ve prepared for it or not, the rush of holiday parties, family get-togethers, gift exchanges, and planning for New Year’s Eve is right around the corner.

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Should You Rely on Your House to Fund Your Retirement?

by Invisor Last updated on October 25, 2017

Image: Nathan Walker 

If you own your home, there’s likely a lot of equity tied up in it, especially with the spike in house values we’ve seen the past couple years. If you’re planning on downsizing in retirement, you might be considering funding your post-work years with the money earned from selling your home. In fact, according to a recent study by the Ontario Securities Commission, nearly 4-in-10 homeowners in Ontario aged 45 and over are relying on the appreciation of their home to get them through retirement.

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How to Invest on a Small Budget

by Invisor Last updated on August 16, 2017

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There seems to be a common perception that tells us investing is only for those with large budgets. It tells us that to start investing, you need thousands of dollars parked in savings to have a chance of reaching your financial goals. 

We’re here to tell you that you don’t need either of those things to open an investment account. All you need is a simple plan and the commitment to stick to it.

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Should I Open A TFSA?

by Invisor Last updated on June 21, 2017

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Once you identify which goals you are saving for and determine an appropriate investment plan, the next step is to figure out which investment account type is right for you. Some choices may be more obvious than others, like using an RRSP to save towards retirement, or an RESP to save for your kids' education. But what about shorter-term goals like purchasing a car or saving for a wedding?

If you're asking yourself this question, a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) might be the right vehicle for you and your goals. Use these tips below to help you determine if you should open a TFSA. 

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It's our second birthday - and we want to celebrate with you!

by Invisor Last updated on May 10, 2017

This month marks our second year as a team at Invisor. 

In two years, we've stuck by our commitment to make Canadian investment and insurance services more accessible to everyone. We’ve made improvements and additions to our products, and expanded the breadth of our services. We’ve been fortunate enough to see our business grow and evolve. We’ve had pizza-and-beer lunches, and Friday afternoon putting tournaments. We’ve had a fun and rewarding two years, and are looking forward to everything to come in the next 12 months.

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Am I Financially Ready To Buy A House?

by Invisor Last updated on April 19, 2017

If we aren't there already, there will most likely come a time when we feel financially ready to purchase our own home. This is an exciting time, and searching for the perfect first house can be both fun and overwhelming. 

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How To Save For Retirement At Every Age

by Invisor Last updated on April 12, 2017

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How A Financial Advisor Can Help You Get Financially Fit

by Invisor Last updated on March 29, 2017

Whether you're a regular or not-so-regular gym-goer, there's something we can all agree on: keeping up your fitness level takes work. 

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'I have netted almost nothing over the last decade.'

by Invisor Last updated on March 15, 2017
 
This article was originally published on The Globe and Mail.
 
Louise is a 59-year-old self-employed performance artist who is looking to slow down in the next few years and retire at age 65. Her financial goals include some home renovations, paying off her mortgage, buying a new car, building a small cabin, and retiring with $42,000 per year.
 
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