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Episode 8 – Documenting and Organizing Your Estate Binder

Documenting and Organizing Your Estate Binder by Astra Financial

  We’ve all seen Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, but have you listened to The Estate Planning of the Rich and Famous yet? Estate planning and leaving a legacy isn’t just for the rich and famous, but I know it can be intimidating and frankly sometimes a bit morbid…

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Episode 7 – Estate Planning of the Rich and Famous: The Dos and Don’ts

Estate Planning of the Rich and Famous: The Dos and Don'ts by Astra Financial

  We’ve all seen Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, but have you listened to The Estate Planning of the Rich and Famous yet? It’s my latest podcast where I dive into the reasons why having your will and estate plans in order and up to date is so important….

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Episode 6 – Busting Financial Planning Myths

Episode 6 - Busting Financial Planning Myths by Astra Financial

  I don’t know about you but I love when a Financial Planning Myths gets busted …from the moon being made of cheese to that being Trump’s natural skin tone (sorry, I had to do it). But some myths can actually be pretty frightening and really hurt us financially, which…

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Episode 5 – End of Year Financial Checklist

Episode 5 - End of Year Financial Checklist by Astra Financial

  A new year is almost here (whew, we made it!) and this is a great time to do a financial checklist to see how you did this year in terms of meeting your goals, paying off debts and figuring out what you want to make happen in the year…

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Episode 4 – Pandemic Pension

Episode 4 - Pandemic Pension by Astra Financial

The biggest Pandemic Pension question I’m getting asked right now is should I stay in a defined benefit pension or take a commuted value? What are the pros and cons to each? I know people hate this answer but it’s different for everyone. There is no one-size-fits-all answer here. There’s…

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Episode 3 – The Biggest Retirement Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Episode 3: The Biggest Retirement Mistakes You Dont Want to Make

Saving for retirement is a lifelong process and it’s important for your future that you plan how you’ll save properly. But it’s easy to get tripped up by making common financial mistakes like not starting early enough or not seeking out advice from a professional financial advisor (they’re not just…

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Episode 2 – How Financial Advisors Are Compensated

Episode 2: How Financial Advisors Are Compensated

How financial advisors are compensated matters. How does yours get paid? The way a financial professional makes their money may affect the quality of service they give, or the products they encourage you to invest in. Someone might appear to be offering free financial advice since you never see the…

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Episode 1 – You Can’t Do This Alone

You Can't Do This Alone by Astra Financial

Our circles of people who are in our corner are so important – whether it’s your friend circle, family or financial. Oh wait, have you ever thought about your financial circle?  It’s that group of people who you look to for guidance, help you feel confident with your money and…

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Mortgage Insurance -Yes or No?

mortgage insurance

In the last few weeks I have been asked more than a few times to give my opinion regarding mortgage insurance from the bank.   Do you really need mortgage or line of credit insurance from the bank? The answer is NO and here’s why….. You have bought a new…

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What You Need to Know About Tax on CERB Payments

What You Need to Know About Tax on CERB Payments

If you or a family member have collected CERB payments, you will need to make a plan for any possible tax owing. Here is an article from tax expert Jamie Golombek that will help you navigate the tax consequences for your 2020 tax year.  READ HERE  

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