Five key questions in estate planning and wealth transfer

Apr 05, 2018 |William Vastis
Wealth Management Services offers up wealth planning guidance and considerations in their latest Special Report   When thinking about life in general, one of the most amazing aspects is that no two lives are ever the same. Each individual’s life is a...
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Mentors of Greatness Series - Volume 2 : Paul Henderson - Timing is Everything...

Feb 17, 2018 |William Vastis
Paul Henderson's goal against Russia in 1972 Summit Series became part of Canada’s maturation into a nation.   I had the privilege to hearing him tell his story to an intimate setting and his echo of the term "Timing is Everything" through his humbleness...
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Emotional investing - How emotions can get in the way of your

Feb 07, 2018 |William Vastis
Watching the value of your investments fluctuate can be an emotional experience. When markets are falling and your investments decrease in value, you may become anxious and worry about what impact it will have on your overall financial well-being. When...
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What is the Truth About Blockchain

Jan 29, 2018 |William Vastis
Like most of us financial professionals over the past year, i have been constantly asked about Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, IOTA and even Crypto Kittys.  That is just a fraction of what is out there and the list will continue to grow in the...
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Mentors of Greatness Series - Volume 1 - My Mom (Sotirea Vastis)

Jan 17, 2018 |William Vastis
In the Mentor of Greatness Series, I am sharing a compilation of personal and professional experiences to honour my mentors and coaches as they have transformed my life from Good to Great. Volume 1 is dedicated to my Mom. Strong and compassionated role...
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12 Tips to Eat and Stay Healthy on Vacations

Jan 06, 2018 |William Vastis
12 Tips to Eat and Stay Healthy on Vacations   Travelling is about fun, excitement, adventure and rejuvenation. But a change in routine, irregular eating and sleeping, and travel stress is a lot for your mind and body to deal with—that’s why so many of...
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YOU ARE NEVER TOO YOUNG TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEART -TIPS TO AVOID HEART DISEASES

Dec 27, 2017 |William Vastis
As opposed to the common myth that heart diseases is a ravage that haunts only people in their mid-50s (or older), or those with a love of fried foods, studies claim that people of all ages should be worried about heart-related illnesses. I realized this...
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Behavioural Investing can make the difference between Balancing Conviction.

Dec 24, 2017 |William Vastis
Conviction is a necessary quality for any investor – lack thereof can lead to an inability to stay the course on a successful contrarian investment. Yet without flexibility investors can easily fall prey to various behavioral biases such as anchoring...
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Uncork your senses and become a Wine Master this Holiday Season

Dec 20, 2017 |William Vastis
Uncork your senses Tasting wine goes beyond appreciating flavours. In fact, to fully appreciate wine you need to engage four of your five senses: sight, smell, taste, and touch. If you count the beautiful sound of the cork popping, then it’s all five...
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What is the Fear & Greed Index?

Dec 13, 2017 |William Vastis
Investors are driven by two emotions: fear and greed. Too much fear can sink stocks well below where they should be. When investors get greedy, they can bid up stock prices way too far.   So what emotion is driving the market now? CNNMoney's Fear & Greed...
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