“As a storyteller I want to convey something truer than truth about our common humanity. All stories interest me and some haunt me until I end up writing them.”
“As a storyteller, I want to convey something truer than truth about our common humanity. All stories interest me and some haunt me until I end up writing them.”
Isabel Allende, 2007 TED Talk
I watched Isabel Allende’s TED Talk at least eight years ago. I was so impressed; I remember this quote until now, word for word. Some stories and some ideas do haunt us until we end up expressing them; they just wouldn’t leave us alone. And this is exactly how Financial Witch came into being. I have a lot of stories to tell, and thoughts to share, and it looks like they are done sitting in my head. They desperately want out. So, I’m going to write them down, spread them around, and share them with you.
So many of my friends and even people I don’t know personally reach out to me on social media to ask questions about finance and investing, and when I answer their questions, they invariably tell me that I have to share my knowledge with others, that I have to teach, that I should talk more about finance. Its knowledge and understanding are crucial in the modern world, yet we don’t learn almost anything about it, unless we major and afterward work in this field. Even-so, there are so many things, important things, not covered by books. So, I will talk about them here.
A few words about me. I have a Master’s Degree equivalent in International Economic Relations with specialization in International Finance. On top of that, I have a Post-graduate certificate from a Canadian college in Financial Planning. I’ve been working for over the last five years in the wealth management industry in Canada, and I am licensed as a Registered Representative with IIROC (Canadian self-regulating organization in this area) to trade securities and provide investment and financial advice to Canadian residents. I work for a wealth management business of a major Canadian bank. However, all opinions on this website are my own, and in no shape or form constitute official opinions of my employer. I am going to talk here mainly about general financial and investment information which will be relevant not only to Canadian residents, and if I talk about something Canada-specific, I will explicitly mention it. The information provided on this website does NOT constitute any financial, legal, tax, investment or other advice. For important information and disclosures please visit td.com/legal and td.com/SocialMediaDisclaimer.
Everything written here will be for your general knowledge and understanding only. If you have general questions, please leave them in the comments. I will do my best to answer them. If you have a situation or case-specific questions, the best I can do is maybe providing you with a set of important points to discuss with the financial professional in your country, territory, or community. Thank you for your time and welcome!