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.

 

Credit Cards (the fine print)
Wed, 2014-05-21
Chances are you have one or more in your wallet and a new pre-approval in your mailbox.  This financial toll booth is nearing a necessity in today's society. Unless you live in a home still...
BC Property Tax Deferment 2014
Wed, 2014-05-07
If it stands to reason that some may choose to unlock a portion of their equity in their homes to meet the demands of longevity it must also mean that a much larger portion should look to increase...
Legacies
Wed, 2014-04-23
The passing of former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty got me to thinking about the subject of legacies.  At the age of 64 his life ended far too soon.  He oversaw many new programs including...
The Retirement Olympics
Wed, 2014-04-09
Along with millions of Canadians I followed the Winter Olympics with great interest.  In terms of medal count, Russia was tops.  This is part of their legacy along with the unfathomable $51...
Life Insurance in Retirement
Wed, 2014-03-26
There are many reasons to consider the purchase of life insurance.  For those in retirement, I can think of 4 primary reasons; 1) to maximize the value of an estate 2) to equalize an estate as...
Fraud Awareness
Wed, 2014-03-12
You've likely seen the ads of "David."  He's the smooth talking, white-haired gentlemen promising high returns, no risk and his personal guarantee.  In one ad he proclaims that, "you couldn...