Author Archives: Brad Brain

There is no Mary Poppins

In the real world, Mary Poppins does not just snap her fingers and the children’s room cleans itself, whilst everyone sings a happy tune. In the real world someone actually has to put the toys away. Brad Brain_ There is no Mary Poppins _ Alaska Highway News

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The Number One Secret to Financial Success

I have been a professional financial planner for a quarter century. When it comes to retirement income, there has always been the fear of finding out you aren’t going to have enough, and now it’s too late to do anything about it. But the challenges we are dealing with now seem only to exacerbate that…

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Life in 1985

Many years ago, a friend won a bursary when we graduated from high school. Recently she came across the newspaper that contained the bursary announcements. With a bit of nostalgia, she shared the newspaper page on Facebook.  Brad Brain_ Life in 1985 _ Alaska Highway News

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The things we don’t get around to

Hey, I get it, when you are young there are things to do. I was once young myself. But compound interest doesn’t care about why, it only cares about when. Get started making smart decisions about money as soon as possible. Brad Brain_ The things we don’t get around to _ Alaska Highway News  

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The pain of loss

The pain of loss is real, and it is acute, and it lingers. And, importantly, it affects how you make money decisions. It’s just one of the ways that emotional decision making can result in irrational decisions. Brad Brain_ The pain of loss _ Alaska Highway News

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The importance of perspective

Recently I was cleaning my office, and I came across some old newspapers that I saved from September 2001. That was a month that changed the world. Brad Brain_ The importance of perspective _ Alaska Highway News

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What keeps you up at night?

What keeps me up at night? That’s easy. I worry about what will happen for my family after I am no longer around. Brad Brain_ What keeps you up at night_ _ Alaska Highway News

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Homeowners, and those who want to be, take note

“While many homeowners were content with their interest rates around 3%, there is now a huge opportunity to refinance your current mortgage and save thousands of dollars in the remaining years of your term. In most cases, the penalty can be capitalized into the new mortgage, and your savings starts to accumulate. Many clients are…

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Check your reasoning

If you are thinking about making an investment because you think there is no time like the present, I agree with you. I don’t tryto time the markets, and if you have a long-term outlook there is little empirical reason to try. Investing when you have themoney to do so is a sound strategy. Brad…

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If we were to meet in three year’s time…

Let’s say that we were to meet for coffee three years from today. What are all the things that you would like to have happened in the time from now until then for you to feel happy about your progress? Don’t just think about money. Think about your health, your family, your time, your capabilities….

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