Planning Matter$

The following 100 plus published articles, all written by Murray, now appear regularly in the Business Gazette which serves Campbell River and the Comox Valley.  Formerly, his Planning Matter$ bi-weekly column was a popular feature in the Campbell River Courier-Islander newspaper until their corporate takeover by Black Press in April 2015.  While they summarize general economic and financial planning principles, they should not be considered a replacement to advice tailored to your circumstances.


Life Insurance Insight
Wed, 2013-08-21
I do a fair amount of life insurance in my practice.  Some of it's designed for estate protection, some for business entities, some for dealing with blended marriages and the like.  However...
RESPs - A Primer
Wed, 2013-08-14
A Registered Education Savings Plan is one of the most widely-used vehicles by investors.  Most parents want to give their kids the opportunity at further education and often begin contributing...
A Tax Poem
Wed, 2013-08-07
I received the following from a client and thought it might be of interest to the broader community.  Upon searching, I found a couple of different versions attached to various tax lobby group's...
Financial Toll Booths
Wed, 2013-07-31
During the hockey playoffs a recurring commercial urged us to "smallen-freuden" which was to make even our small purchases on their credit card.  I believe it was defined as a small pleasure but...
Macroeconomics and Austerity
Wed, 2013-07-24
I studied engineering in university.  I avoided a business degree because I didn't want to wear a suit and sit in an office all day long.   Twenty-five plus years later I do-except for...
The Dollar
Wed, 2013-07-17
I just looked.  Currently it buys 94 ½ cents US.  What happened?  Aren't we living in the country of the true north, strong and free? If you consider it at all, chances are you only...