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AFS Insights: Individual Services

Online Support Options for the Young and Young at Heart

With the reality of COVID-19 causing the vast majority of us to stay home, and you have already watched everything on Netflix, you may find this list of resources helpful. Online Resources May we also remind you not to constantly be addicted to the “breaking news”. Turning off phones, PCs and unplugging is important for… Read more »

Covid-19 Support Programs for Individuals

March 20, 2020 If you are like most of us, it’s a bit challenging to figure out what the Government is offering and how it applies to you specifically. There is still much more information to come from the Government to assist with understanding how these programs will work and the timing of when financial… Read more »

Economic Implications of Covid-19 Virus

In recent weeks, news about Covid-19 has dominated headlines and has become even more prominent in the last week as the virus continues to spread. But there is something that has been spreading even more quickly; fear. This includes fear about the economies that have been affected by the coronavirus. The fact is uncertainty breeds… Read more »


Getting sick can be expensive. Really expensive. The likelihood of being afflicted with a serious illness is high. Medical expenses can be high also. Recovery can take a long time and this can be very challenging for you and your family. Did you know about one in six bankruptcies are health related? Critical Illness insurance… Read more »

Helping Charities Thrive Through Mythbusting!

Ready to start making philanthropy a part of your financial plan? What better way to express gratitude for the great efforts of your favorite charities than by making a donation. The decision on how much and which charities to donate to can be a difficult one. Continue reading to learn more about one of six common… Read more »

Financial Literacy Month – November 2019

November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada and the theme for this year is “Take Charge of your Finances”. The topics highlighted this month are Start with a Budget, Set Financial Goals, Be a Smart Financial Consumer and Borrow Money Wisely. Each of these important topics will help set you up for financial success and… Read more »

2019 Canadian Debt Survey

Debt – it used to be a nasty word. Today it is certainly more commonplace. In fact, we Canadians have been embracing debt. Refinancing our homes, lines of credit, car loans, credit cards etc. etc. At Arbutus Financial, we believe debt, when used wisely, can be very useful in one’s financial plan. However, it can… Read more »

After Graduation Planning

At Arbutus Financial we are proud of the support we have provided to many families in helping our client’s children and grandchildren save and attend post-secondary education. What happens after graduation and how to establish good money habits is the focus of the video below. We have also included a link for a useful budgeting… Read more »

Tax Planning For U.S. Citizens Living In Canada

A number of our clients carry U.S. citizenship and live in Canada.  This results in greater complexity regarding both U.S. and Canadian tax planning.  They are very aware of the growing complexity (and likely their growing frustration also). Read on to learn about five common traps for U.S. citizens living in Canada… U.S. citizens living… Read more »

Make a Will Week

It was Make a Will week in British Columbia April 7th-13th and at Arbutus Financial we want to encourage and support you in doing so. This is a very important aspect of planning and managing your financial affairs. Click on the following link to learn more about Will planning. There are some great resources listed… Read more »