3 Things I Learned From Marie Kondo About Decluttering My Finances

by Melissa Motyka Last updated on January 24, 2019

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'Tidying Up With Marie Kondo' has taken closets everywhere by storm in the few short weeks since it debuted on Netflix. If you haven't binged it yet, the show follows Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo as she helps people tidy up their homes through various seasons of life. Though her methods are centred around the home and finding joy in your space, her lessons can be applied to just about any part of your life — including your finances. 

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Economic Update: 2018 Year in Review

by Blake Whiteley Last updated on January 08, 2019

Looking back over the past year, markets had a strong start, hit record highs, and were ultimately bookended by a historically weak December,  closing the year in the red. Themes such as the central bank interest rate tightening, tariff wars, global growth concerns, and even a twitter account certainly contributed to the volatility and the sell-off we experienced in equities during 2018.

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How to Travel Smart This Season with iA Travel Insurance

by Invisor Last updated on December 11, 2018

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Ah, holiday travel. It's both an exciting and crazy time to be hitting the road. While it's a fun thought to throw caution to the wind and catch the next flight out, making sure you're prepared – at least with the bare necessities – is generally a smart way to travel, especially now. And guess what? Ultimate holiday preparedness is just a few minutes away.

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Economic Update November 2018: All Eyes on US - China Trade Spat

by Blake Whiteley Last updated on December 06, 2018

As on trend for 2018, geopolitical events dominated market movement throughout November. The Democrats took control of the House and the Republicans gained on their majority in the Senate. As a result, it is unlikely that Republicans will be able to extend their fiscal stimulus as a method to further grow the economy.

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Financial Literacy Month: Our Most Valuable Financial Lessons

by Invisor Last updated on November 14, 2018

Happy Financial Literacy Month! We've rounded up some of our most valuable money lessons at the Invisor office to share with you. What are some lessons you swear by, or things you've learned while navigating your own financial journey? Pop down into the comments and let us know! 

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Economic Update October 2018: Red October

by Blake Whiteley Last updated on November 08, 2018

After three quarters of mostly slow and steady growth, October saw a correction in global financial markets with volatility doubling from its September levels. The S&P 500 fell by 6.8%, emerging markets were down 5.7% in CAD terms, while Canada was the biggest loser down 7.4%. Despite the risk averse sentiment, fixed income markets were also down by month end due to rising interest rates.

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Beyond the Headlines: October 2018 Market Correction

by Josh Miszk Last updated on October 12, 2018

Sharing our take on current news stories. 

Last week, global equity markets partially corrected, causing an onslaught of worrisome media pieces. We addressed this with our clients, and want to share our thoughts on this event with you, as well. 

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Economic Update September 2018: New North American Trade Deal Reached

by Blake Whiteley Last updated on October 09, 2018

In this month’s market update we discuss September’s global economic and market highlights, which includes an update on financial markets, the global trade situation, the developing narrative in emerging markets, and a particularly interesting 10-year anniversary of note.

Throughout September, we saw developed markets end the month on a positive note. Specifically, the Dow and S&P 500 set new highs,  the Nikkei closed at its highest level since February, and  global developed markets, including  Canada closed even higher. On the other hand, emerging markets posted a negative month due to ongoing trade and credit concerns, as did the bond market with central banks continuing to raise interest rates.

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How to Regain Control of Your Financial Situation

by Invisor Last updated on September 13, 2018

Life doesn’t always work out the way we think it will, and sometimes we find ourselves scrambling to regain control of our financial situation. Illness, job loss, emergency expenses, less-than-ideal money choices – these can all trigger us to dip into our savings prematurely.

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Economic Update August 2018: Some Progress on Trade

by Blake Whiteley Last updated on September 13, 2018

This month we’re discussing what drove markets throughout August, including signs of strength in the US market, slow-progressing trade negotiations, and news out of emerging market economies.  

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