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.


An Obsession With Safety
Wed, 2011-11-23
I'm in my 40's and want to invest but don't want to lose any money.  What do you suggest? I read an interesting article penned by Tom Bradley whom is both a fund manager and contributor to the...
Saving For Your Child's Education
Wed, 2011-11-16
  I would like to begin saving for my child's education.  What's my best option?   I priced-out the cost of education at UVIC last year.  For onsite-board and full-time studies...
Should You Invest in a RRSP or TFSA?
Wed, 2011-11-09
  Should I invest in a RRSP or Tax Free Savings Account?   I get this question a lot.  Both are tax shelters, both have benefits.  All contributions within grow or earn income tax...
Term Life Coverage vs. Mortgage Cancellation Insurance
Wed, 2011-11-02
  I just bought a home and I'm shopping for life insurance coverage to protect me.  What do I need to know?   The purchase of mortgage cancellation insurance often occurs upon the...
I'm disillusioned with the stock market. What advice can you give?
Wed, 2011-10-26
  It's been quite a year with a tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan, a very public debate in the US about their economy and nightly commentary on European countries and their woes.   ...