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Candice Bakx-Friesen

About Candice Bakx-Friesen

Candice is a legacy income strategist and she is passionate about helping people reach their financial dreams. Candice has been a real estate investor since 2001. She is also the founder of Investor Smarts Global Network and Wealth by Design Network For Women, and a coaching partner within the Truly Invested Real Estate Club.

Tips to Financially Prepare for the Next Global Emergency

One of the few constants in life is change. Whether it’s a global pandemic, natural disaster, or an economic recession, sooner or later something will come up for which you’ll need to be prepared. After everything that’s happened so far in 2020, let’s hope whatever it is happens much later. That said, the best time

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3 Steps To Save For the Down Payment on Your First Home

Whether you’ve always dreamed of owning your own home, or are simply tired of renting, saving for the down payment on your first home can seem like a monumental task. This is especially true if you’re paying off student loans, funding a retirement account, or both. It won’t be easy, that’s true, but don’t be

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How To Help Your Children Avoid Costly Financial Mistakes

5 simple tips to teach your kids that will help them avoid financial mistakes in their future.   When you first became a parent, probably one of the last things on your mind was training your child to be financially wise. You had diapers to change, clothes to wash, and illnesses to battle. You had

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6 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Real Estate

When you think of investing do you think of mutual funds, bonds, and the stock market? Most people do, but did you know that real estate provides better returns on your money than the stock market, and with less volatility? In fact, history supports the fact that real estate is a strong and stable investment.

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4 Arguments Couples Have Over Money & How To Avoid Them

It’s true that most couples will disagree or argue over various things, but there’s one topic that tops the list when it comes to causing a lot of damage to a relationship: Money. It’s one of the leading causes of divorce among married couples, and a topic many couples avoid discussing altogether. Naturally, the more

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What Is The FIRE Movement And Is It Possible For Me?

You may have heard an unfamiliar buzzword when you began looking into early retirement. FIRE, which stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early, is a term that originated with the 1992 best-selling book Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez.   FIRE is a lifestyle movement that has become popular among many

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5 Strategies To Reduce Your Stress About Money

I'm excited to share my first article on Thrive Global!! https://thriveglobal.com/stories/5-strategies-to-reduce-your-stress-about-money/

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What Is The Difference Between TFSA’s and RRSP’s?

TFSAs and RRSPs are both financial products that offer tax advantages to help you reach your savings goals. They are similar in some ways, but there are some key differences as well. There is some debate about these two saving vehicles, and some confusion about which is the better choice. Some say a Tax Free

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Top 5 Steps to Make Early Retirement Possible

Do you dream of early retirement? You may have other passions you want to explore, or maybe you’re concerned about health issues or dream of traveling while you’re young enough to enjoy it. Whatever the reason, you might be wondering if it’s possible. It is, if you take the right steps.   What are some

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Tips To Getting On The Same Page About Money With Your Spouse

Have you ever been in a conversation about a purchase with your partner, and instead of making a decision you ended up in an argument? One of you thought it was too expensive, the other said it was a bargain. The next thing you know you’re both pointing fingers at each other as to who’s

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TAKE RETIREMENT READINESS QUIZ

Are you tired of saying "no" when you really want to say yes to the things you truly desire in life?

YesNo

If you were to retire today, which statement best describes your food budget:

Some form of canned tuna dailyKraft box dinner mealsSteak and lobster, whenever I wantI don't like to even think about this

Are you finally ready to take several vacations (with your family) without worrying about how to pay for it?

YesNo

Do you find yourself saying "I can't afford to" to yourself, your spouse, or your kids , when you really want to say "heck yes"?

YesNo