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    What happened in 2017, and what’s ahead for 2018?

    what happened in 2017, whats ahead in 2018

    The positive market performance of last year was delivered in spite of a tremendous amount of turmoil swirling around the world, and especially in the United States.  As we are all painfully aware, much of it created, maintained and amplified by politics. US political actions and statements included international relations…

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    Astra Client Spotlight

    Client spotlight features our clients and their words so that we can gain more insight and learn from each other.   Meet Astra members, Carl and Lorraine Radbruch   Tell us a bit about yourself:   Carl: During my career I was a high school teacher for 12 years, worked…

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    Health and Wealth 2 things we want more of

    Generally there are two things that we want more of: Health and Wealth. Hans Rosling is a Swedish data scientist that has created an amazing video that shows the change of life expectancy as income rises, over time. This short video starts with the year 1800 when our lifespan was…

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    September Market Update

    Last Month in the Markets – September 1st – 30th, 2017   What happened in September? September was a very strong month for North American markets and oil.  The Canadian dollar ended the month almost exactly where it began and gold was considered the ‘loser’. As with all compound situations,…

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    The Heart of the Matter- Niche Magazine

    Check out our article published in Niche magazine. READ HERE http://magazine.niche.style/niche-style-fall-2017/59415116/47  

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    SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED

    Our office is  collecting school supplies for the Salvation Army Back to School campaign.  This program provides school supplies for more than a 1000 children in Regina.  Astra will be matching any donations.  Below is a list of the needed items.  The deadline is Aug. 15th.  Please call us if you…

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    Astra Client Spotlight

    Astra Client spotlight features our clients and their words so that we can gain more insight and learn from each other. Meet Astra member, Rory Willis Astra Client Spotlight Tell us a bit about yourself: Having played with Lego and Meccano growing up I always had a fascination for construction…

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    3 Tips to Creating a Positive Money Message

      I feel as though I have started late in life with attempting to share a healthy relationship with money with my daughters. I never truly began my own journey to my money story until my marriage was ending. In the early years (okay, including the present moment as well),…

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    Astra Client Spotlight

    Astra Client spotlight features our clients and their words so that we can gain more insight and learn from each other.  Feel free to let me know if you have something you would like to share. This month I asked Brenda Jacksteit a few questions.   Tell us a bit…

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    My two-cents on Critical Illness Insurance

    I am always hesitant with insurance products. I like to do my homework and investigate all products. Only when there is a need and a necessity do I recommend insurance. Critical Illness Insurance is one that I often recommend. It is a lump sum that is paid to you if…

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