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 Travel Insurance Claims Are Denied
Insurance / Travel Insurance 101

Why Travel Insurance Claims Are Denied

It’s a worst case scenario – you are injured or fall ill on your vacation, only to have your travel insurance coverage deny your health claim. Travel insurance claim denials happen after the fact – and are usually due to mistakes made during the application process. Here’s are the top errors to avoid when getting your travel insurance. Continue reading »

Do Insurance Acquisitions Mean Less Choice for Consumers?
Insurance / Insurance News

Do Insurance Acquisitions Mean Less Choice for Consumers?

A proposed deal for insurance giant Manulife Financial to acquire competitor Standard Life in a $4-billion deal would help the insurer expand its core business, and grab a larger share of the Quebec market. But what would an acquisition mean for Standard Life insurance customers? Will they see their coverage change, and options decrease? Continue reading »

Should Adult Children Get an Allowance?
Lifestyle / Lifestyle News / Saving for Education / Saving For Retirement / Savings / Savings News

Should Adult Children Get an Allowance?

With the cost of living, real estate and education steadily rising, it’s arguable that today’s young adults face steep financial challenges. But does that mean they should depend on their retirement-aged parents for help? In light of reports that suggest today’s retirees are among the richest in history, Ted Rechstshaffen, a Toronto-area financial planner, suggests it makes sense for cash-strapped adults to continue to depend on their financially secure parents. Continue reading »

New Homes to Slow, Rates and Prices to Rise: CMHC Q3 Housing Market Outlook
Buying A Home / Mortgage News / Mortgages

New Homes to Slow, Rates and Prices to Rise: CMHC Q3 Housing Market Outlook

It seems everywhere you look, there’s evidence of Canada’s booming new home construction market – but that’s not expected to last, according the the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The national housing agency anticipates developers will stop bringing as many homes to market and will shift focus to selling what’s already built in its quarterly Housing Market Outlook, released last week. Continue reading »