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Do you know your money personality type?

February is Psychology month in Canada. It is celebrated every February to highlight the contributions of Canadian psychologists and to show Canadians how psychology works to help – people live healthy and happy lives, communities flourish, employers create better workplaces, and governments develop effective policies. In honor of psychology month – let’s dive into different… Read more »

Make the most of your RRSP

Tap into your RRSP’s full potential with these six tips. Contributing to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is one of the most effective ways for Canadians to save for retirement. If an RRSP is part of your investment plan, here are some valuable suggestions you can take advantage of: Make it automatic With a… Read more »

Investment Commentary – Dec 31, 2023

Thank you for choosing Arbutus Financial as your financial advisory firm. We appreciate your trust and the business that comes with it. We hope you and your family are doing well and had a wonderful Christmas and holiday break. We want to share the following comments with you about investment markets. Investors faced many challenges… Read more »

12 tips to lower your tax bill in 2023

Most Canadians only think about their taxes when they file in March or April, but by then it’s often too late to take advantage of the many tax-saving opportunities out there. Minimizing the tax on your hard-earned income ins something you should pay attention to year-round. So what can you do today to lower your… Read more »

The new Canadian Dental Plan will Impact Your Taxes

Earlier this year, the government shared its progress on the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP). The CDCP will be available to Canadians with an annual family income of less than $90,000 who do not have dental benefits. Co-pays will be waived for eligible Canadians with a family income of less than $70,000. Canadians who have… Read more »

It’s Financial Literacy Month

For the Government of Canada’s Financial Literacy Month, this year’s campaign theme, Managing Your Money in a Changing World, considers our increasingly complex and constantly changing financial marketplace and the importance of checking up on your financial health, particularly as it relates to managing and paying down debt. More Canadians are carrying large debt burdens, which… Read more »

Arbutus Financial Services Welcomes Stephanie Hockin

VANCOUVER, BC, October 31, 2023 – Arbutus Financial Services, a leading full-service financial advisory firm and a proud partner of Navacord, welcomes Stephanie Hockin, CFP®, RRC®, as a Financial Planner and Retirement Specialist, effective October 16, 2023. Stephanie brings with her 30 years of experience in private banking, mortgage planning, and wealth management. In recent… Read more »

Investment Commentary – Sept 30, 2023

Thank you for choosing Arbutus Financial as your financial advisory firm. We appreciate your trust and the business that comes with it. We hope you and your family are doing well and had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We want to share the following comments with you about investment markets. What can we expect for the rest… Read more »

Do you know how to stay safe on Social Media?

It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Cyber threats can be scary, and for good reason. Malware can be lurking in a suspicious email or image you get convinced to click. All it takes is one crack in the door of your network to let cybercriminals in. Security Hints & Tips Stay Safe on Social Media Many people… Read more »

How Cybersecure is Your Workplace?

Cyber threats can be scary, and for good reason. Malware can be lurking in a suspicious email your users get convinced to click. All it takes is one crack in the door of your network to let cybercriminals in. A resilient security culture in your organization is your best bet for keeping you safe form… Read more »