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    Episode 58 – Mother’s Day Episode

    Mother's Day Episode by Astra Financial

      In this week’s podcast, we’re chatting mom to mom about motherhood and the realities of financial planning! My special guest, Nicole Putz, is celebrating her first Mother’s Day this year and shares her candid experiences and favourite pieces of advice as a new mother. Join us for a lighthearted…

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    Episode 57 – The Scoop on Value-Based Investing

    The Scoop on Value-Based Investing by Astra Financial

      Do your investments align with your ethical values? This question plays into the idea of value-based investing – investing in companies that take environmental, social, and governance issues into account. There are a lot of sneaky companies out there that come across as environmentally friendly. However, you have to…

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    Episode 56 – Helping Adult Children Buy Their First Home with Steve Ryan

    Helping Adult Children Buy Their First Home with Steve Ryan by Astra Financial

      With the markets going up every year, children are turning to their parents for help with buying their first home. Are you considering helping out your children, but wonder what that will look like? There are a few ways to do it. You can… Co-sign Assist with the down-payment…

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    Episode 55 – Converting Health Benefits At Retirement

    Converting Health Benefits At Retirement by Astra Financial

      So, you’re about to retire and you’re thinking about what your health benefits plan will look like.  The plan you choose ultimately depends on your needs! Do you need… Drug coverage? Dental? Eyecare? The current plan you have through your employer may be great. But it’s always a good…

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    Episode 54 – DIY or Full-Service Concierge

    DIY or Full-Service Concierge by Astra Financial

      When it comes to investing, there’s A LOT that needs to be considered. Think about these questions… – How are you picking what companies to invest in? – Have you seen their financial statements? – Will they weather the storms of inflation, stock market crashes, etc.? Having a financial…

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    Episode 53 – Will Inflation Impact Your Portfolio?

    Will Inflation Impact Your Portfolio? by Astra Financial

      Have you been hearing a lot about inflation but aren’t quite sure what it means? Look no further. This week’s podcast is for you! This week I’ll be covering everything inflation, including… – What it is – Who it affects – The best approach to stay on top of…

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    Episode 52 – What I Learned About Retirement From Visiting My Parents

    What I Learned About Retirement From Visiting My Parents by Astra Financial

      Do you have a long retirement bucket list? Maintaining a healthy body and brain going into retirement may allow you to tick more of those boxes! Naturally, our bodies slow down as we age, which is why we want to keep our health in check – so we can…

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    Episode 51 – How to Get on the Same Page with Your Partner About Finances and Retirement

    How to Get on the Same Page with Your Partner About Finances and Retirement by Astra Financial

      There’s more to retirement than just the financials. Timeline plays a huge role as well, and you and your partner need to be on the same page! ⏰ What do I mean by this? When will you retire? Will you and your partner retire at the same time? What…

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    Episode 50 – What Should You Have in Your Portfolio? Fixed Income, Equities and Cash

    Episode 50 - What Should You Have in Your Portfolio? Fixed Income, Equities and Cash by Astra Financial

    This week on Heart of Your Money, I’m diving into the nitty-gritty of creating a portfolio that works for YOU! I’ll be discussing… – What assets you should have – Risk-tolerance – The do’s and don’ts of planning – And SO much more! There is no one-size-fits-all approach to retirement,…

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    Episode 49 – Pay Down Your Mortgage or Top Up Your TFSA?

    Episode 49 - Pay Down Your Mortgage or Top Up Your TFSA? by Astra Financial

    Pay off your mortgage early or add to your TFSA? There is no right or wrong answer! The best option for you actually depends on many factors such as… Age Excess spending money Retirement date In episode 49 of the Heart of Your Money podcast, I explain a few different…

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