Tag Archive for: AIG

The importance of Timing

You may, like others think that timing has nothing to do with your overall success, however I believe this is not the case. If you think back to some significant events in your life, either positive or negative, timing played a part . Don’t get me wrong I don’t think that it has everything to do with your outcome, but it definitely plays a part. The harder you work, more opportunities will come your way and the better your timing seems to be. Things just seem to happen when you want them to happen, and that is because you are focused like a laser on your desired end result.

Here are just a few examples that come to mind. Normally I write my blog posts at night and post them first thing in the morning, however last Friday I decided

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Setting the record straight!

This post is in response to an article in the business section of today’s Chronicle Herald newspaper. While I admire and respect the broker quoted in the story, I believe that some of the message can easily be taken out of context and I just want to set the record straight. 

I have been a mortgage broker for just over 6 years now. During this time a lot has happened and a lot has changed in the Canadian mortgage market. Canada started off with only one true sub prime mortgage lender, several had entered the market and now we are back to only one again. With the advent of rampant sub prime lending here in Canada; we were introduced to 100% financing, stated income products, interest only mortgages and products for clients with less than perfect credit. While 95% … Read more

Another one bites the dust!

If you enjoy a good train wreck, then watching the financial markets of the past few days should have given you plenty to watch. For those of you who have not kept a roll call then here is a brief summary, Lehman Brothers the large brokerage house has filed for Bankruptcy protection, Merrill Lynch brokerage house was bought out by Bank of America, and it was just in time or they might have suffered the same fate as Lehman. Now it seems that the straw that will break the camel’s back is what is currently happening to AIG ( American International Group). CNBC announced last night that they need to raise 75 BILLION by the end of Sept 16th to stave off bankruptcy, and now it seems like that may not happen.  

Now the question that you may be … Read more