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We lag on financial investment and planning

Stricken by over-dependence on banks and lack of proper education Egbert Gaye Between Errol Johnson and Albert Thorne, they have accumulated more than 80 years experience in the insurance and investment arena. Both have built highly successful careers and businesses helping a wide-cross section of Montréal   benefit from proper planning and investing. Sadly, they say, our community lags when it comes to capitalizing on the many advantages that insurance policies bring as a long-term investment strategy because of distrust and over dependence on banks. “It’s especially true that some older members of our community still hold outdated concerns about the …

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Beauty is their thing… Divine Beauty

Only positivity at this hair salon Contact Staff The goings-on among the women and some men who frequent hairdressing and beauty salons, where humour, social bonding and excesses in informalities are the order of the day, have been a source of inspiration for countless films and books. Hazel Isaacs and Emon Gordon know a lot about it and are making it their business to make sure that when their clients leave Divine Beauty, they too are filled with contentment and the joy of  fellowship. Just don’t expect idle chatter and gossip when you walk through the doors of their salon …

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Make Holiday time Spa time

To feel good you have to look good Minevia Francis It’s important be beautiful and to feel beautiful throughout the year, but more so for the holidays. However, this time of year is when the stress of the season leaves you  tired and restless. And because the weather is harsh on our skin, nails, hands, muscles and feet, we tend not to look our best. But it shouldn’t be like that. We all know the holidays come with the best food and most enjoyable moments with family and friends. So why not spoil ourselves by staying in shape while enjoying …

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Swag City: Outfitting the Fashionable Set

  Urban store built on determination Contact Staff It’s a question of pride for the man known as Gidean Fyah as he surveys his store, Swag City, well stocked and beautifully laid-out on the lower floor of the Cote des Neiges Mall. The place is jammed-pack with the latest in urban gear and contemporary wear for men and women, everything from winter jackets, jeans and footwear, together with a nice selection of shirts, pants and dresses. Looking at it all Gidean says, almost to himself, “I just want our community, especially the youth, to know what we can build if …

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Selecting a Business Name

Selecting a name is an important step in the process of launching your business. The name you select may play a central role in the success of your branding. If the name you choose contravenes the law, the consequences can be serious, and changing your name after your business has been launched can be costly. Imagine having to re-print your business cards, re-make your logo and try to get your existing customers to adapt to your brand new name. That’s why it’s important to choose an appropriate name from the outset. Let’s take a look at some of the things …

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8 Things That Financial Literacy Can Do For You

Avoid common money management problems November is financial literacy month in Canada. Several organizations across the country are holding various events to promote the importance of financial literacy skills. From contests to workshops, learning the basic money management skills and being aware of threats to one’s wallet in terms of fraud schemes and scams are essential. Becoming a better money manager is an investment with benefits that can be reaped in the short- and long-term if one is willing to acquire the necessary skills and remain informed. Below are 8 results that can be seen when one elects to become …

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Family Business Built on the Shoulders of Adassa

   Last September, th e family and extended family of Adassa Scarlett wallowed in grief at what seemed to them to be her untimely passing. Ms. Scarlett, matriarch of a large, well-known and tightly knit family of Montrealers, imprinted her mark on our community and Montreal with her exceptional talent and capacity as a seamstress. To family and friends, she was Dassy… Wassy Dassy a name that engendered her daring, her confidence, free spirit and her style. In the well over 40 years that she lived and sewed in Montreal, Mrs. Scarlett counted among her clients a mass of church-goers …

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Professionals in Transition

To the outside world, it may seem like you’re living the dream. You went to university, got a prestigious degree (or two) and then earned a highly sought-after position at a renowned business. You make decent money and maybe you even like your job, but you still hear that faint inner calling to break out of the hamster wheel and blaze your own path. You appreciate that “you have it good” but you feel inspired to create something “great.” You feel the urge to start your own venture and bring something important into the world. Still, you understand the importance …

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Kelly Francis: Owning Rental Properties

Owning Residential Rental Properties Many people view owning rental properties as a great way to earn a decent income with relatively little work involved. However, being the owner of residential rental properties comes with an array of responsibilities. Between responding to requests for repairs made by dissatisfied tenants, arbitrating grievances between disputing residents and chasing down rent from recalcitrant tenants, earning income from a rental property is sometimes anything but passive. Let’s take a look at just a few of the many implications of being a residential landlord. Condition of the dwelling Your first responsibility as a landlord is to …

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