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.


Wed, 2015-02-18
In the movie Robocop, a left-for-dead police officer undergoes an experimental procedure that leaves him part man but mostly machine.  With his new-found armour he goes on to be a one man...
The Humble RRSP
Wed, 2015-02-04
Ten years ago it was a pretty simple answer.  Yes, absolutely.  Today, probably-but it's more complicated.   A changing tax code, the introduction of the Tax Free Savings Account...
You, the Consumer
Wed, 2015-01-21
  If you run a household you should have a budget.  To prepare a budget you need to know what your expenses are.  Retrieving, estimating and analyzing that information can be a fair...
Wed, 2015-01-07
  As one year ends and another begins it allows time for reflection.  There are those things that we did well.  They often bring a smile.  The things we did not do so well or...
The Empty Pickle Jar
Wed, 2014-12-17
Each Christmas I try and select one meaningful message to share.  For those who haven't seen the following, I hope you enjoy. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in...
Wed, 2014-12-03
  One of the most memorable retirement campaigns of the late 80's was Freedom 55.  Today, a handful of entrepreneurs, savers extraordinaire or those on the receiving end of a large...