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Invisor Blog Round-Up 2016

by Invisor Last updated on December 28, 2016

We’re just days away from a new year, and we’re looking forward to everything 2017 has to offer. As we approach the end of 2016 and reflect on the past year, we’re looking back on our blog and some of our most popular posts, top news stories, and the biggest trends of 2016.

How does President Trump impact your portfolio?
It’s no doubt Trump’s triumph this November was the biggest story of the year. With a Clinton government favoured by the polls, the outcome was shocking to many. We talk about how Trump’s government will influence global markets.

Retirement Planning Tips
A good read for those looking to plan their retirement goals this year, or check-up on their plan. Often when we make resolutions for the new year, they’re something short-term, like exercising or taking a new course. Consider these tips on how to start planning for retirement, and how to revisit your goals each year. 

Looking at CRM2: How much are you paying in investment fees?
Regulators announced the new Client Relationship Model – Version 2 in July, stating that advisors must disclose all fees charged to clients, many of which have been buried in fund documents. With CRM2 coming into play in January, this will be a huge topic of interest for Canadians. 

5 tips for first time home buyers
The Canadian housing market has been a prominent topic of conversation this year. With prices higher than ever, first time home buyers have a tough market to break into. If 2017 is your year to buy your first home, don’t miss these tips to make your search easier.  

Millennial vs. Bank
Canadians in their twenties and early thirties are going through many ‘firsts’ in an interesting time – one where virtually every business can be found online. One of our Invisor team members shares her experience applying for a mortgage pre-approval at a bank, and how the process could have been made easier online. 

You can’t buy house insurance when your house is on fire
A great way to think about insurance is to get it when things are going well. If you’re young and healthy, now is the perfect time to get insured. Insurance companies are more likely to offer their best terms when the likelihood of loss is low – not when an emergency or accident happens. If you’re not insured, consider making this a resolution for 2017!

6 reasons online advisors can work for you
Nope, we’re not robots. In fact, there are many benefits to using an online advisor, and you’re just as secure investing with one as you are with a bank. Check out these six ways online advisors can make a positive impact on your portfolio.

9 mistakes every first-time investor makes
If this is your year to start investing – this post is for you. We know it’s overwhelming to get into the world of investing, so we’ve put together some tips on how you can start investing comfortably and effectively.

A beginner’s guide to RESP investing
If you’re starting to think about putting money aside for your kids’ education, consider investing in an RESP. It’s a great way to grow your savings and take advantage of government grants. Here’s everything you need to know about how to make the most of an RESP, and the options available to you. 

Am I going to have enough money to retire? 
This may be an investor’s biggest question – how can you figure out when you’ll be able to retire, how much money do you need to retire comfortably, and how much do you need to save to reach your target? We answer all that and more in this blog post, and show you exactly how to calculate your answer. 

From the Invisor Team to you, thank you for a wonderful year of support. We wish you all the best in 2017!

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