Canadians with financial plan less stressed

By Staff | January 22, 2013 | Last updated on January 22, 2013
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Do people feel they’re better off when they have a financial plan? Absolutely.

In fact, Canadians with comprehensive financial plans scored 62% more on emotional wellbeing than those without; 85% more on financial wellbeing and 45% more in overall contentment, reveals a study by Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC).

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Also, those with plans are more confident they’d be able to deal with an economic downturn. And working with a certified financial planner also helps, with 78% feeling their financial affairs are on track.

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“Having a comprehensive financial plan with the guidance of a CFP professional can provide a road map towards greater financial and emotional wellbeing. We urge Canadians to start the year off well by taking that step,” says Cary List, president and CEO, FPSC.

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