Barry Clermont

Amateur photographer with Pentax G.A.S! Mostly shooting nature/landscape photography.

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How do you find your happy place?

How do you find your happy place?

Finding your happy place on demand is something that needs to be learned to be successful in sales and life in general. For some, it’s playing a favourite song. Others go for a walk or drive. We were talking with friends recently and one mentioned he used to like going for long drives. I remember …

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Cannabis Oil – What would you be willing to do for your child?

Cannabis Oil has been around a lot of years and readily accessible. At least until the medical mafia gets their fingers into the game. If your child was sick and it would make their pain more bearable or even potentially save their life, what would do? Procuring and using cannabis oil can land you in …

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Parenting: Helicopter Parent or Free Range?

Parenting isn’t for the faint of heart. Now they have categories for parents. Are you a Helicopter or a Free Range parent? There is no right or wrong. We make it up as we go! What is a helicopter parent? Think about a helicopter and what it can do. A helicopter hovers in the air …

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Is Your Retirement On Target?

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When I entered the work force just a “few” years ago, 55 was a reasonable target for retirement. They lied! What can we do to change and/or improve our targets? Moving Targets Retirement Permanent employment Financial stability In the post war (Second World War) era, jobs were plentiful. Employers paid good wages, provided pension and …

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Is Society Losing Touch With Reality?

Losing touch with reality has been happening for centuries now. Literally. Every day we create a new process and/or device that removes us from people more and more. How do we find the balance? Does Touch Ground Us In Reality? When I became a new Dad, everything changed when I held those children in my …

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Problems or Promise, what do you see?

Picture of man cheering.

Sometimes, problems can overshadow promise or hope. How you approach them makes all the difference. What will you choose? PROBLEMS There is no way we can list and address all of the potential problems that exist but let’s note some for perspective. There always seems to be more month left at the end of the …

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What do you mean my family has to wait for money from my life insurance?!

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Did you know that if you don’t name a beneficiary on your life insurance policy, your family might not have access to those funds for months or even years?  The funds will be added to your estate and governed by your will.  You don’t have a will?  That’s a discussion for another day. Make sure …

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Smartphones and Service Plans for Canada and US

woman with dollar signs

I find that when travelling for business, finding a smartphone that works in both countries without breaking the bank can be quite a challenge. Roaming charges are ridiculous and keeping your US number alive can be difficult when you don’t travel often enough.  In past, I have purchased a cheap pay as you go phone …

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Financial Planning or Life Planning? Shouldn’t they go together?

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Why isn’t financial planning part of our educational core curriculum?  I remember my children carrying an egg around in high school to try and teach the fragility of caring for a child.  Because my kids were in a Catholic high school, they were taught the basic tenets of our faith.  They were taught English, math …

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They’re trying to shut down your daycare. What do you do?

Parent with kids in tow.

There have been changes to laws governing daycare.  Do you know how they affect you?  Unlicensed home day care in particular is under attack these days.  Your #LegalSavingsPlan can save you a lot of time, stress and money. What are the legal risks? Legislative changes. Numbers and timing. False allegations. Liabilities. Laws are constantly changing …

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