Pamela’s Blog Posts

Don’t wait until it’s too late! Proactive advice from Redefining Success investment management.

“Folks, if you didn’t raise some cash like we suggested last summer, you DO NOT raise cash here. This is how bottoms are made. The internals of the equity markets have been weakening since July with many of the indices’ components off more than 20%, while a few of the larger capitalization stocks have […]

By |August 31st, 2015|Pamela's Blog Posts|0 Comments

Investments being managed at the branch level of a major bank? Read on…

If so, you’re missing out on a wealth of experience and advice.

Redefining Success is a unique wealth management practice created over my 33 year career in the investment industry as an advisor and, since 1997, as a Portfolio Manager. One look at my website will tell you that you are in another world.

The bank […]

By |June 24th, 2015|Pamela's Blog Posts|0 Comments

Why I Left Bank Owned Brokerage in 1997

Why I left Nesbitt Burns in 1997.

I started my career in 1982 at Nesbitt Thomson Deacon. Those were the days of many different brokerage houses and before the banks moved into brokerage services.

Over the coming 10 years many of the smaller firms merged to form larger firms. Nesbitt Thomson was the first brokerage firm […]

By |June 12th, 2015|Pamela's Blog Posts|0 Comments

Why are women afraid of retirement?

May’s focus is women and retirement.  With the help of my good friend Donna McCaw the subject of how to prepare for retirement will be featured all month long with articles, blogs and videos by authorities on women and retirement. The situations referenced are those experienced by the majority of women.  

My fear […]

By |May 11th, 2015|Pamela's Blog Posts|0 Comments

30 Minutes to Organizing Your Tax Return 2015

Tax time is upon us and, if you’re anything like I used to be, you’re pulling out your hair trying to steal the time to pull together WHO knows what from WHO knows where. Are you dreading making the list of all the receipts that you’re missing and all the people and companies that […]

By |April 10th, 2015|Pamela's Blog Posts|0 Comments

What is a Down and Dirty Discovery Session?

Basically, a “down and dirty discovery session” is a fact-finding mission that I undertake with each prospective client.

My goal with the discovery session is to help you clarify exactly what you are looking for in life, and what challenges are preventing you from achieving these aspirations.

During the discovery session, I will lead you through […]

By |February 27th, 2015|Investment Strategies, Life Management, Pamela's Blog Posts|0 Comments

The difference between a budget and a spending plan

I like to think of a budget the same way I think of a diet.

When you’re on a diet, you are focusing on putting limits on what you can eat, and what usually ends up happening? You are forced to focus on all of the things you “can’t eat”! Following a diet usually means […]

By |January 30th, 2015|Investment Strategies, Life Management, Pamela's Blog Posts|0 Comments

Biz Chicks on Business Featuring Pamela Johnston

 

Pamela was recently interviewed by Winnipeg based Dubyts Communications for their Women’s Business e-zine “BizChicks on Business”

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By |January 15th, 2015|Investment Strategies, Life Management, Pamela's Blog Posts|0 Comments

What is a Millennial?

In my last post, I launched the 2024: The Future of Business series, where I’ll be covering a number of topics that I learned about during a recent panel discussion I attended.

I thought I would define a few buzz words I heard at the Blink 2024 event, but again, the topics expanded and I […]

By |December 5th, 2014|Investment Strategies, Life Management, Pamela's Blog Posts|0 Comments