Meet Kara

Meet Kara: Certified Financial Planner® Professional

My Story

Born and raised in Ottawa, I caught the teaching bug from my mom — guess it’s genetic! — so it’s no wonder I educate people about their finances.  If I think back, it really started in high school when I would feel compelled to explain & simplify complicated math equations to my classmates who were struggling.  Witnessing the relief and excitement wash over their faces when they finally got it had a profound impact on me and I knew I wanted to continue being responsible for creating that 💡 moment for others.   And now I’m lucky enough to do that every day.

Close enough to deeply understand your situation, yet still a neutral third party, my perspective prevents emotion from taking over when it comes to money. Wall Street can be volatile; it’s normal for investors to panic when the markets yo-yo. However, it’s my job to offer wider context and advice that will prevent poor investing decisions during these moments.

Guiding clients to live the life they want through solid financial planning and providing peace of mind is personal for me. There are no words to describe the pride and gratitude I feel when I know I’ve helped someone retire earlier (and more comfortably) than anticipated, or pay off their debts and still buy a house.

It would be selfish of me not to share my knowledge and demystify finance while helping capture your dreams.  I truly connect with each client and develop a trusted, long-standing relationship. An East Coast transplant now out West, clients soon become friends and then quasi-family. Their success is my triumph.

Meet Kara and get advice from a Certified Financial Planner Professional. Vanouver, BC.
Meet Kara and get advice from a Certified Financial Planner Professional. Vanouver, BC.
Meet Kara and get advice from a Certified Financial Planner Professional. Vanouver, BC.

My Credentials

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I am a Certified Financial Planner® ProfessionalThe CFP® designation is the most widely recognized financial planning designation in Canada & worldwide. Held by approximately 17,000 advisors across Canada, our fiduciary duty requires placing clients’ best interests ahead of our own. CFP professionals have demonstrated the highest knowledge, skills, experience and ethics towards their clients’ financial lives and have proven their merit with regards to building a robust financial plan.

I have earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) designation, widely recognized for 90 years as a superior mark of excellence in the financial services industry. CLU designation holders are regarded as elite professional financial advisors who raise the bar in developing effective solutions for individuals, business owners, and professionals in the areas of risk management, wealth creation and preservation, estate planning, and wealth transfer.

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Finally, I hold the Elder Planning Counselor (EPC™) designation, which gives me a greater understanding of the unique and evolving needs of elders as they continue to age and require solutions catered to their well-being.

Registration with both the BC and Ontario Securities Commission and insurance regulators. 

Working Together

Building mutual trust and fostering respect has resulted in long-term client relationships that I’m proud to call mine.  I have been advising individuals, families & corporations for over 15 years — I’ve seen it all. I’ve worked with clients of all income brackets to navigate financial challenges that required assessing and managing risk, wealth management, tax implications, and retirement income plans.

You can expect transparency & unbiased advice.  As a Fiduciary, I am committed to acting in the best interest of my clients, avoiding conflicts of interest wherever possible and providing full disclosure and transparency around fees and compensation. The fiduciary standard of care is the highest legal standard, and it speaks to duties of good faith and trust. I am independent of proprietary products, sales quotas or other conflicts of interest that could influence my advice. Ask me how I make money, I’ll gladly explain it to you.

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    Mutual funds and segregated funds provided by the fund companies are offered through Worldsource Financial Management Inc., sponsoring mutual fund dealer. All other products and related services are offered through Karalyn Day.