The Globe and Mail earlier discussion published June 02, 2010

“If you’re looking for a smart way to invest your savings, consider passive investing as part of your financial plan. Ian Black, a principal at the fee-only financial advisory firm Macdonald, Shymko & Company Ltd. in Vancouver, took your questions on passive investing and how effective it is. He is a registered financial planner and has been advising clients for over 15 years. Here’s the Financial Facelift case that he took on:”  Click here to read the rest of this article 

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The Globe and Mail – Financial Facelift by Dianne Maley, published May 28, 2010

“Ella and Ken will be mortgage-free in June. The B.C. residents wonder what to do with the extra $2,000 a month they will soon have: sock it away in registered savings plans, or buy a rental property in Vancouver’s popular, and expensive, Kitsilano neighbourhood. “We are confused as to whether the property is the best way to go considering that we would most likely have to pay capital gains when we sell,” Ella writes in an e-mail. We asked Ian Black, a financial planner with Macdonald, Shymko & Co. Ltd. in Vancouver, to look at Ken and Ella’s situation.” Click here to read the rest of this article

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