October was a month of increased market volatility stemming from the run-up to the U.S. election, Russia and OPEC, China and Brexit. Oil Oil prices saw large swings this month. Earlier in the month the prices spiked when Russia’s president Vladimir Putin proclaimed support… Read more
On a lunch break I wander into a clothing store to browse–not buy. I spot a sweet sweater with a price tag of $130. The sweater is well over the shopping budget I’ve allocated myself for this month, but I sneak into the change room… Read more
“Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are.” – James W. Frick. This quote makes me cringe. If you were to look at where I spend my money, you’d think… Read more
Christoffer Johansen is rarely seen without a coffee cup in hand. He is Danish, so he drinks his coffee like the Danes do–black. His coffee–often from Starbucks–cup goes where he does. Christoffer is the coffee cup. The coffee cup is Christoffer. But Christoffer’s coffee… Read more
Learning is hungry work, which is why WealthBar hosts a weekly Lunch and Learn session for groups or individuals interested in learning the basics of saving, investing and planning for retirement — and lunch is on us! Savings, death and the tax man. It sounds… Read more
After a quiet summer, September saw a spike in market volatility. Oil producers agreed to limit production, market indices reclassified to include REITs, the Federal Reserve held rates steady, and Deutsche Bank was fined $14 billion for its role in the mortgage crisis. Equity and… Read more
JF Arseneau is a historian, a political, a foodie, an Acadian, a big fan of sous-vide, and a full stack developer who makes sure WealthBar’s website is working right for you. His path from the Acadian village of Petit-Rocher, New Brunswick to WealthBar’s Vancouver office… Read more
Happy New Year! No, I have not lost my calendar. September is a time of many ends and new beginnings. The kids are back in school, the weather gets cooler, and Christmas decor pops up in big box stores. It’s also the time of year… Read more
For August 2016, the markets took a vacation like everyone else. Although it was an uneventful month for the asset classes that underlie our portfolios, big stories such as the Bank of England cutting interest rates to promote growth, the outcome of U.S. Federal Reserves… Read more
In his youth, David Dyck was once a long-haired, head-banging member of a rock band, spending hours playing guitar in his room. When David decided to enter the financial industry though, he did what he thought he had to do to secure a job: cut… Read more
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