A financial plan is a great living document that we use at Matco to help guide our clients through their life cycles, and ultimately, give them peace of mind for their retirement. Another great option is walking through the retirement calculator on www.Matcofinancialinc.com.
It is easier to invest today than at any other time in history. From radio commercials about investing in Bitcoin to social media ads of opening a stock trading account in minutes – access to the investment industry is right at our fingertips. However, we must take a step back and understand whether or not now is the right time to invest.
Successful investing takes time and patience, it is not a get rich quick situation. Investing should be considered throughout different life cycles, the way you invest in your 30’s should be different than in your 60’s. Understand that with life’s changes, your investment portfolio should develop and grow to accommodate changing financial goals and circumstances.
Q3 2021 Review & Outlook with the Matco Investment Team
Investment markets have performed well through the first three quarters of 2021. However, September observed increased volatility and a modest downtrend for equity markets. Signs of decelerating economic growth, worries of persistent inflation, COVID-19 delta variant concerns and the possibility of tightening financial conditions are weighing on the minds of market participants. Nevertheless, the economy continues to grow, and opportunities remain.
There is a Chinese proverb that states “the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now”. The same is true for tax and financial planning, the best time to plan was in the past – but it is never too late to structure yourself correctly to keep as much of your income in your pocket rather than sending it to the Canadian government.