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How to Involve Your Family In Estate Planning

Estate planning is an essential part of any financial plan. While you may think that having an estate plan in place is diligent enough, sharing that plan with your family is just as important.  Many people do not want to upset their family by bringing up a potentially unpleasant topic,…

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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, Kim Korven. She is a joy to work with and is always inspiring us here at Astra. I asked Kim to share a little bit about…

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Regular downturns are just part of being an investor

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Since last week we have had noise surrounding the markets sell-off leading to a drop in stock prices. Here are a few questions I have been asked:   Why have the markets dropped?   The markets took a marked turn downward Friday after the monthly U.S. jobs report showed that…

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

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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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