Mary Keetch Financial Services

Wedding bills and bells

Wedding Bells

Planning a wedding can  be exhilarating…and expensive. Here are some suggestions to help ensure the big day doesn’t undermine your long-term financial plans.  Click here to continue reading…

Unpredictable markets got you idle?

Unpredictable markets

While market volatility chases many investors to the sidelines, it can be  a great opportunity to bolster your long-term portfolio strategy.

SHORT-TERM MARKET UPS AND DOWNS can be very unnerving, even if your goals are far in the future. So it’s not surprising two recent surveys have found that many investors aren’t enthusiastic about investing in today’s markets. In February 2016, the Manulife Investor Sentiment Index fell to its lowest level since the financial crisis in 2008.1 That same month, CIBC World Markets reported that Canadians were holding $75 billion in cash, instead of in investments better suited to longer-term goals.  Click here to continue reading…

First steps to a first job

First Steps

Helping young adults find employment, build skills and gain independence.

REMEMBER YOUR FIRST JOB? Whether you loved it or hated it, it probably taught you a lot – from  money management to responsibility  to discovering what you wanted (or didn’t want) to do with your life.  Your children may now be ready for  a similar experience – and to gain a new perspective on the value of money  and hard work. Here are a few tips to help them land a great job.  Click here to continue reading…

Prevent and protect

Prevent and Protect

How to guard against online financial fraud.

YOUR EMAIL ALERT PINGS AND YOU READ THIS: “As part of our efforts to protect your account, it has come to our attention that your online banking profile needs updating. Simply click on the link below…” The message looks legit. It bears your bank’s logo and other identifying information. But the last thing you should do is click on the link or key in any personal information. Click here to continue reading…

Moving forward without moving out

Moving Forward

Accessing your home equity can help boost your retirement income, ease pressure on your pensions and investments, and help you stay put.  Click here to continue reading…