A YOUNGER PERSON’S GUIDE TO RRSPs

By Cass Schneider A YOUNGER PERSON’S GUIDE TO RRSPs  Authors note:  This is Part 1 of a series on basic money management for younger people.    People my age often put off saving until they are making more money, out of debt or more confident in their job prospects.  As a result, they often don't [...]

SCHNEIDER INSURANCE UPDATE

Markets have moved higher for yet another quarter.  Encouragingly, large-scale volatility has been mostly absent as record GDP growth in the U.S. has now exceeded pre-pandemic levels.   While bond portfolios may not have been stand-out performers, they continue to provide portfolio stability. This has been encouraging given that we are overdue for both a […]

AN IDEAL RETIREMENT MEANS DOING WHAT YOU LOVE

I’ve had a few clients ask about retirement lately.   Not theirs, but mine.   It got me to thinking. Perhaps other clients were wondering if or when I was going to retire?   So, I thought I’d address the issue head-on, along with our approach and plans here at Schneider Insurance.   Our success […]

SCHNEIDER INSURANCE UPDATE

Despite some recent volatility, stocks have continued to move higher over the past few months. We’ve seen record gains as corporate earnings in the U.S. have recently surprised almost all analysts. On the S&P 500, a standout 87% of corporate earnings beat expectations.  That goes a long way to justify historically very expensive price-earnings multiples. […]

SCHNEIDER INSURANCE UPDATE

Despite mixed earnings,  an ongoing pandemic and the threat of considerably higher taxes coming with Joe Biden’s administration, markets have continued to nudge higher over the past couple of months.  It would be normal, with signs of an overheated market to wonder, a) why things remain so buoyant and b) when we’ll see the next […]

THOUGHTS on “THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MONEY”

We’re regularly working towards improving our education so that we can help you. One of the things we did (well Mark and I did) this Christmas holiday was to review The Psychology of Money. It’s a book detailing timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness, written by Wall Street Journal columnist Morgan Housel. The book […]

TIPS AND TRAPS OF CAPITAL LOSS PLANNING

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an economic downturn, volatile markets, and financial challenges for many businesses. Year-end tax planning is always valued, but perhaps this year more than ever. Let’s examine various considerations around capital loss planning from atax perspective, including the general rules and issues around superficial losses, and discuss the impact of […]

SCHNEIDER INSURANCE UPDATE

With the exception of some volatility in the last few weeks, stock markets have remained amazingly resilient.  Given that corporate earnings in numerous sectors have collapsed, it would be easy to assume a significant market pullback would have similarly occurred.    That may come yet but the fact that we’ve had such relative resiliency since […]