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.

 

"Flation" Anyone?
Wed, 2013-10-02
Inflation is probably not that much appreciated by the public at large where costs go up faster than wages.  The GIC rollover at a couple of percent buys no more next year as it did this year...
Coffee and Advisors
Wed, 2013-09-25
It's a stimulant and stimulants are bad for you.  It's a diuretic and as most Canadians don't drink enough water you should skip.  Too much caffeine can make you jumpy and interferes with...
The Winds of Change
Wed, 2013-09-18
Behind the scenes regulators and lobby groups are locking horns over the way in which most Canadians currently pay for financial advice and the future of embedded fees. What's an embedded fee? ...
The Wealth Professional
Wed, 2013-09-11
I received a call a couple of weeks back from a reporter from the Wealth Professional.  It's an online magazine for those in our industry.  I'm not sure where it came from but it started...
The Future is Going to Cost More
Wed, 2013-09-04
I've got a laminated poster in my storage room that provides a pretty simple explanation of inflation.  Three gas pumps are labelled 1979, 1999 and 2019.  The 1979 pump shows gasoline at 26...
Investment Beheviour Determines Investment Success
Wed, 2013-08-28
Early in the summer of 2013 the Dow touched a record high.  The Dow is one of the benchmarks for measuring the current and future strength of the global economy.   It's an imperfect...