The following is excerpted from the guide Selecting an Advisor produced by The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA).
If you are saving for retirement, selling a business, receiving an inheritance, or win the lottery, you are in need of a financial advisor. Getting a referral from a family, friend, financial institution or Internet search is only a first step. Since you and your situation are unique, you should educate yourself with some information to determine whether an advisor is right for you and how to get the most from your relationship with an advisor.
Hello, my name is Matthew Wren.
At the age of 13 months, I was diagnosed with a bilateral sensorineural hearing loss and received my first pair of hearing aids. At the time, my mom was unfamiliar with deafness and asked the audiologist and asked “How long will he have to wear them for?” Now, 30 years later, I’m still wearing them and will for the rest of my life. Throughout these 30 years, I’ve had both good and bad experiences related to wearing hearing aids and my hearing. Please allow me to share.
By Shari Eberts
Reprinted with kind permission.
Eating out has become a lot more challenging, as restaurant design and booming music have given many restaurants a club-like atmosphere. Sounds from clattering dishes, voices raised in conversation and the ever-present soundtrack rocket around the room, bouncing from one hard surface to another. It’s almost enough to inspire me to cook for myself! Well, let’s not go that far.
What if there was a way to find a quiet restaurant, or even a coffee shop for a quick meeting with a business colleague or for socializing with a friend? And what if you could do this right on your smartphone? Well, now you can.
Contributed by Brande Plotnick, MS, MBA, managing editor, Healthy Hearing
March 6, 2018
A screaming child, TV blaring in the living room, a vacuum cleaner, loud music coming from your teen's bedroom: a busy home can be a source of constant noise. Once you step outside, there's even more noise pollution. On an average day, you may hear your neighbor's lawn mower, honking cars, sirens, maybe even ear-shattering sounds of a construction or a work site - a saw, a drill, a jackhammer.
Even your morning commute can be full of noise pollution that can harm your health.