Recent Posts from iGotPro Community Members

Emily Seunarine
Emily Seunarine
(Financial Advisor)

Should I invest my $100,000 inheritance or pay off debt?

My wife and I have about $130,000 in cash – $100,000 from an inheritance, $30,000 of savings. We own about $30,000 of stocks (including Celgene, Alphabet, Facebook, Bombardier and three medical marijuana companies). What should we do with our cash? We own a $475,000 home with a $250,000 mortgage at a fixed rate of 2.7 (more…)

Emily Seunarine
Emily Seunarine
(Financial Advisor)

Stop pre-paying the mortgage

In today’s low-interest-rate world, reducing your mortgage as fast as possible may not be the smartest move. Here’s why you should invest first. It’s easy to think of real estate in Canada’s heated urban centres as a solid investment. With the average cost of a detached home in Toronto soaring above $1.3-million in October – (more…)

Emily Seunarine
Emily Seunarine
(Financial Advisor)

But of course you get less in retirement. You’re a woman

Senior fellow at the Queen’s University Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace. She is a 2016 YWCA Toronto Woman of Distinction. Every Monday morning, a Toronto daily newspaper publishes a set of tables showing data on financial issues such as interest rates, mortgage rates and the monthly annuity payments Canadians can expect from financial (more…)

Karen Wilson
Karen Wilson
(Registered Interior Designer)

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

By Jen Hill / Published by Dwell You may have heard the term LEED used to describe “green” or “sustainable” buildings.  But what exactly is LEED and why would you choose to pursue it for your new home?  We’re here to break down the mystery and clear up some questions you may have. What is (more…)

Emily Seunarine
Emily Seunarine
(Financial Advisor)

Women view money differently – planners should get that

If financial advisors want to build trust with female clients, they need to forge relationships and create confidence   Money is not a gender neutral topic. Women think and talk about managing and investing money differently than men, say financial advisors who focus on improving services for female clients. A recent CIBC poll of women (more…)

Gary Brown
Gary Brown
(Mortgage Agent)

Do you need mortgage insurance?

When Jody Ahern and her partner bought their first home, a one-bedroom condo in Vancouver, they were equally excited and nervous. They also found themselves somewhat overwhelmed when it came time to decide on purchasing mortgage life insurance. Source: Do you need mortgage insurance?

Lisa Reaume
Lisa Reaume
(The Energizer)

Famous People On The Law of Attraction – celebrities talk,

Learn How To Use The Law of Attraction visualization tools and exercises to improve your life now… simply put, the Law of Attraction is the ability to attract into our lives whatever we are focusing on.  Many of us require a re-conditioning of our unconscious mind to change our present state. Most people who have (more…)

Christine Bretherick
Christine Bretherick
(Art Educator)

The Importance of Play

Some adults may like to play……. My art room looks a bit like my local art store. I admit it! I love looking at the array of beautiful markers, cool gel pens, cakes of pastels and the vibrant paints and acrylic inks in my collection. Wads of paper are ready if you choose to enter and play with my (more…)