The Importance of Giving

March 21, 2016 - The Montrealer

A wide range of research supports the fact that giving makes us feel happier and enjoy better health. In fact, a 2008 study* by a Harvard Business School professor found that giving money to someone else, lifted participants’ happiness more than spending it on themselves (despite participants’ prediction that spending it on themselves would make them happier.)

 

 

Stock Market: Is current stock market pessimism warranted?

February 16, 2016 - The Montrealer

We’ve had a pretty wild ride in the stock market over the past six months. I won’t go into all the reasons, as we’ve been hearing about the same news flow for months – China, oil, slow global growth. Nothing has really changed much, but the markets have been extremely volatile through the end of 2015 and beginning of 2016. Why?