US dollar income for Snowbirds

November 07, 2022 |Nancy Woods
This is the time of year that many people migrate to warmer climates. A majority of them go south of our border to the United States. With that comes the need to exchange our Canadian dollars into American. Currently, we need to pay approximately an extra...
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Hold My Hand

September 30, 2022 |Nancy Woods
Every investor these days has an eye on the markets, interest rates, inflation, comments from central banks and thoughts of a recession. It’s only human nature when things have been on a downturn and costs of day-to-day expenditures have been rising....
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December 19, 2019 |Nancy Woods
My end of year letter usually has a key word to denote the theme of my message. This year, it is an acronym. “Foe-Moe” is a new term that has evolved from various social media sites. For those who don’t know, FOMO stands for Fear Of Missing Out. It is...
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Is a Locked-in plan really "Locked-in"?

April 10, 2019 |Nancy Woods
The days when our parents or grandparents worked for the same employer their entire career have long passed. Now, people change jobs and employers often and this has increased the need to move one’s pension savings from the old company. That usually requires...
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March 13, 2019 |Nancy Woods
One of the most difficult things for a person to do is to admit when they have made a mistake. There are several kinds of mistakes that have various repercussions: It can be the misspelling of a word, saying the wrong thing, putting too much hot sauce...
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There is a Whole Big World Out There!!!

September 06, 2018 |Nancy Woods
As a Canadian it is very easy to forget that Canada or North America, for example are not the center of the universe. As much as we would like to think that the world revolves around us, in economic terms Canada is only 2% of the world’s GDP. The US is...
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Split Those Hostas

June 19, 2018 |Nancy Woods
Earlier this spring I went out to my garden to split some of my hostas. For those who are unfamiliar with this plant, it is a popular shade plant that comes in many colours, sizes and different shaped leaves. They grow as a clump of stocks with leaves...
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May 28, 2018 |Nancy Woods
Welcome to my blog, Nancy’s Notes. I’m never sure what I am going to write about, so I’ll disclose to you now that if you become a regular reader, there’s no telling what I will be talking about. Hopefully it won’t be all about investing. I won’t get...
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