Residential real estate: a reckoning or just a softening?

May 29, 2020 |Mark Porretta
About a month ago, I wrote a blog around the effects that Covid-19 could have on the Canadian Residential Housing Market. A dramatic decline in real estate activity has been no surprise due to extenuating factors like: unemployment, loss of revenue and...
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Low and Negative Global Rates!

Nov 21, 2019 |Mark Porretta
I recently came across a great discussion piece about structural change in the global interest rate market. The change is lower and negative interest rates globally. I think this is something that everyone needs to think about in greater detail. I believe...
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Bring on the learning revolution!

Oct 04, 2019 |Mark Porretta
While in the office this week, I started thinking about this video I had watched a number of years ago that discusses a serious educational epidemic that we are facing in society. I wanted to watch the video back and see if the issues raised were solved...
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Is your insurance covering enough?

Sep 06, 2019 |Mark Porretta
While home and auto insurance are staples for most people, many tend to forget about liability insurance, and, specifically, a personal liability umbrella policy. Due to the accessibility of information now, there is more risk than ever before for high...
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Ray Dalio Says Capitalism's Income Inequality Is National Emergency

Apr 12, 2019 |Mark Porretta
Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates and one of the worlds largest hedge funds, has declared a national emergency. However, he is not talking about a trade war or securing the southern border but rather the idea of losing the American dream. Dalio...
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It all starts with a plan

Mar 01, 2019 |Mark Porretta
Most people look at retirement as the "light at the end of the tunnel". People work decades at their 9-5 jobs in the hopes of one day: taking that trip of a lifetime, joining that prestigious golf club or spending more time with their loved ones. However...
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DIY Approach for Executors? We would suggest otherwise

Feb 22, 2019 |Mark Porretta
Speaking about death and planning for the aftermath is a touchy subject for most people and rightfully so, as it means that we have lost someone close to us. The unfortunate reality is that no one is immortal, and when a loved one passes, we are left...
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