About: Kathryn Jankowski

Kathryn Jankowski is an accredited Financial Divorce Specialist (FDS), a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and an Accredited Family Mediator (OAFM) with over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Motivated by a passion to help others, she combines her financial expertise with her first-hand experience of divorce to offer clear, objective and personalized guidance during what is often a stressful and complicated process.

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Tax Time Review

Oddly enough, when I am knee-deep in preparing my client's tax filings that's when I get the most requests for existing clients and new clients to update their financial plans. I've always attributed it to the fact that their financial situation is forefront in their minds when compiling tax slips. I welcome it...
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The Stigma of Divorce

Statistics Canada released new 2012 data stating that 40% of all marriages end in divorce. With such a high percentage (albeit in a decline in recent years) why is divorce still a taboo, personal matter? Well, other than slinging the 'he-did', 'she-did', shame-blame personal stories that get flogged it appears that our own...
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Women Working Longer Due to Rough Career Start

A colleague sent me a copy of this article and I found it interesting from the perspective not only of people working longer but also why women, in particular, are working longer. I certainly remember being hired as a typist for Scotiabank back in 1984 when all the tellers were women and if you...
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How to get “unstuck” in a stagnant economy!

OK, not my title....I have to give credit to The Globe & Mail for it. I was quoted in this timely article about how to view your investment portfolio in a stagnant market. With interest rates threatening to rise which would put a damper on the bonds in our portfolios....are we ready to...
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“Honey Boo-Boo” Trusts a Good Idea?

Honey Boo-Boo's Mom advocates she is doing the right thing by her kids by putting all the money the show series generates into Trust funds for her kids...but is she doing the right thing? http://news.yahoo.com/mama-june-sets-trust-fund-honey-boo-boo-181043925.html If you have ever been on an airplane the survival instructions say something to the effect of, "If the airbags deploy place...
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