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CBC News: Employees at Canada's 5 big banks speak out about pressure to dupe customers

Posted by Jackelyn Ford on Friday, March 17, 2017,
Erica Johnson | March 15, 2017

'We are all doing it': Employees at Canada's 5 big banks speak out about pressure to dupe customers
Calls for parliamentary inquiry following Go Public investigation

Employees from all five of Canada's big banks have flooded Go Public with stories of how they feel pressured to upsell, trick and even lie to customers to meet unrealistic sales targets and keep their jobs.

The delu...

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Golden Girl Finance: How to get ahead financially

Posted by Jackelyn Ford on Tuesday, February 21, 2017,
Golden Girl Finance | August 29, 2013

Forget blind luck - you have the power to ensure you make long-term progress each and every day...month...year...

You go to work, collect an income, and pay your bills on time. You diligently send off checks for your long-term obligations. You pay off your credit card minimum (and more) every month. And then a new month begins…and you do it all over again. That’s good money management, right?

Not so f...

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Globe & Mail: I want to retire in 10 years

Posted by Jackelyn Ford on Tuesday, March 22, 2016,
Mary Gooderham | June 30, 2015

Many investors find it hard to think ahead to the day when they will leave work and their steady paycheque. In the final decade before retirement, however, reality often sets in, focusing their attention and often bringing them to financial professionals.

For an advisor facing a client who expresses a desire to retire in 10 years, it’s time to help peopl...

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Globeadvisor: Longer lives, new investing approaches

Posted by Jackelyn Ford on Tuesday, August 18, 2015,
Rob Carrick | October 5, 2013

Longer lifespans require sharper thinking about how you divide your money between stocks and bonds.

That means no more using the rule of 100 minus your age as the percentage you put into stocks, with the rest going into bonds. The results you get from this type of mix are too conservative for a world where people are living longer and thus putting greater demands on their re...

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Morningstar: Zen & the art of portfolio management

Posted by Jackelyn Ford on Tuesday, February 3, 2015,
Christine Benz | August 23, 2014

Pssst. I've got an investment secret for you. In fact, I can say with some certainty that it is the best tip you'll ever encounter. It's so powerful that it will enable you to sleep easily at night and serenely go about your business even while everyone else is freaking out.

I can sum up this strategy in just three words. TUNE IT OUT.

Tune out the talking heads on TV who purport...

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NY Times: The Best Investment Strategy

Posted by Jackelyn Ford on Wednesday, December 3, 2014,
Carl Richards | March 3, 2014

We’re still making the same old mistake of buying investments when prices are high and selling them once their prices have fallen.

I had hoped things had changed, I really did. But 
Morningstar’s latest Investor Returns data says otherwise. More than 10 years after I first started thinking about this data, the behavior gap still exists. ...
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BNN: Is this a bull or bear market?

Posted by Jackelyn Ford on Monday, October 3, 2011, staff | June 16, 2011

 Equity markets have pulled back sharply in recent weeks and fears over the economic recovery are becoming more pronounced. BNN gathers two noted investors for their take on whether the bull-run of the last two years is over or if this is just a temporary roadblock.

"I don’t think we are at the end of the bull market because if you are signaling the end of the bull market you are basically sh...
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Globe&Mail: Why I'm still a bull on bonds

Posted by Jackelyn Ford on Tuesday, June 28, 2011,

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Convinced that we're headed for better economic days in 2011? A variety of factors threaten to upset the apple cart.

There's a widespread belief that the U.S. economy is going to grow vigorously, that Europe will solve its problems, and that emerging markets will propel a global recovery in the year ahead. 

I think all these notions are questionable. Let me exp...

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Jackelyn Ford These articles have been chosen because they provide a macro view of the financial world. This wide scope of articles can then be applied to aid your own personal financial situation. E.O.E.