Gordon Powers
A long-time fund company executive, Gordon Powers now heads up the Affinity Group, a consulting firm focusing on retirement readiness. Gordon was a columnist for the Globe & Mail and Morningstar for many years and is also currently a columnist for Investment Executive, Canada’s national newspaper for financial advisors.

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Why Are Canadians Contributing Less to TFSAs?
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Why Are Canadians Contributing Less to TFSAs?

Canadians put a lot less money into their TFSAs last year, according to a recent survey from BMO Financial Group, and most of them cite the same reason for their decision: they simply didn’t have any extra money to work with. Overall, the average person put in… Continue reading »

RRSPs: Your Essential Questions Answered
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RRSPs: Your Essential Questions Answered

At this time of year, it seems like the financial world is awash with information on what is a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), the benefits of having one, and how to start one. But there are still a few planning points that Canadians either aren’t aware of or don’t know how to fully put to use… Continue reading »

Think You Have Sufficient Travel Insurance? Think Again
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Think You Have Sufficient Travel Insurance? Think Again

Despite the weak Canadian dollar, winter-weary snowbirds and March breakers are still heading south for vacation. If you’re one of these people, you probably understand that you need to pack more than just sunscreen for protection. Even if your travel budget is tight, spending a bit extra on travel insurance could save your family thousands… Continue reading »

Hosting a Student: How to make it a Rewarding and Safe Experience
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Hosting a Student: How to make it a Rewarding and Safe Experience

There’s nothing quite like giving an international student the experience of a lifetime by welcoming him or her into your home. But there are a number of things to consider when hosting a student – including how it may affect your insurance. Continue reading »