Talk To Me

Thanks to a 24-hour news cycle, more cable channels than any of us will ever have time to watch, the Internet, social media and search engines, there’s a ton of information out there, on just about every subject you can think of, including everything to do with money — wanting it, earning it, saving it, losing it, investing it, spending it, sharing it — you name it, somebody’s writing about it.

Everyone, it seems, has an opinion, lessons learned, tips, suggestions and how-to’s and wants to share

them — on blogs, in tweets, in books, and at seminars. I include myself in this group — at least as far as blogging, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are concerned (thank you for reading, by the way) — no books or public speaking yet.

But I am getting ready to produce a series of podcasts. I’d like your help; and here’s why:

As I look at the endless array of available reading material, I get the feeling that those of us with something to say are talking about the things we want you to hear — not necessarily what interests or matters to you. And I’d like to change that.

So tell me, what’s on your mind? What would you like to know?

As it relates to your finances, what are you interested in? What do you want to know more about? What concerns you? What are you uncertain about? What are you curious about? What questions do you have, but don’t know who to ask? What are your hot buttons? I’m serious, I really want to know.

I don’t pretend to know everything, I don’t have all the answers, but there are experts and specialists who do — and I’ll find them and talk with them about the things you want to hear about.

So please, share your thoughts in the comment section on this blog post or on my social media; or, if you prefer something less public, email me at And while you’re at it, feel free to also share this post on your social media and with your friends, family and colleagues. The more suggestions the better.

My goal is to talk about the things that matter most to you (and your friends). I’m all ears.

Alan Friedman is an Investment Advisor with CIBC Wood Gundy in Toronto. The views of Alan Friedman do not necessarily reflect those of CIBC World Markets Inc. CIBC Wood Gundy is a division of CIBC World Markets Inc. a subsidiary of CIBC and a Member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund and Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada. If you are currently a CIBC Wood Gundy client, please contact your Investment Advisor.

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