Say ‘we will’ to saving for retirement as a couple

Gail Johnson – Special to The Globe and Mail
November 28, 2017

Steve Bentley, CFP and Principal of Northern River Financial was recently interviewed for an article for The Globe and Mail by Gail Johnson on premarital conversations that couples should have. Here is an excerpt:

Setting goals is another crucial step for new couples, says Steve Bentley, principal at Northern River Financial in Waterloo, Ont. His approach is to talk about financial aims that the two will have as a unit as well as individually. Identifying each party’s money style and financial desires helps people to understand each other better.

“People often assume they know the other person, but they don’t necessarily know their personal money habits,” Mr. Bentley says. “We want to create those conversations. For us, financial life planning is not just about planning for the future, but also planning for quality of life today.”

Read the complete article here: Say ‘we will’ to saving for retirement as a couple

The Small Business Show on ROGERS tv

For immediate release
May 30, 2017

We’re pleased to announce that Steve Bentley, CFP and Principal of Northern River Financial, and Linda Ockwell-Jenner of Motivational Steps (show creator), will co-host the upcoming television series “The Small Business Show” airing on Rogers TV Waterloo Region in the Fall of 2017. The show was created by Linda Ockwell-Jenner to “reach small business and offer them insights and experiences shared by guests on the show.” The Small Business Show will feature a number of local, high-profile business owners, and cover a variety of interested topics for entrepreneurs and small businesses in Waterloo Region.

Motivational Steps is a leading consulting and personal development company in Ontario, Canada. Through its portfolio of inspirational products and personalized services, Motivational Steps provides companies, organizations and individuals with the tools they need to reach their goals. Founded in 2001 by Linda Ockwell-Jenner, Motivational Steps was created to provide simple and practical solutions for business and individuals. The company has enabled its customers to realize their full potential and continues to find new ways to bring increased value to future clients. Motivational Steps is recognized as the Best Woman-Run Business Development Consultancy – Canada.

Northern River Financial is an integrated Ontario-based financial life planning firm. Our deep-rooted philosophy inspires our vision to provide prudent advice and integrated well-managed solutions that enhance and enrich the lives of our business and individual clients through diligent life planning. In 2015, Steve Bentley CFP rebranded his company as Northern River Financial, an independent financial advisory firm. Our principals have been in the financial services industry for more than 25 years and their strong credentials are incorporated into our leading edge brokerage.


RIM’s struggles a sad sight for fans

Dianne Buckner – CBC News
July 25, 2012

Steve Bentley, CFP and Principal of Northern River Financial was interviewed for an article for CBC News by Dianne Buckner, of CBC Dragons’ Den fame, on the past challenges RIM (now Blackberry) was having on its transition. Here is an excerpt:

“I like to believe that a national company like RIM will go through an evolution, the way Hewlett-Packard and IBM did in the States,” says Steve Bentley, a Kitchener-based financial planner. “I have a strong belief they’ll be able to right the ship.” Bentley is a BlackBerry loyalist.

He loves the enterprise server aspect of the device, since it allows people in his office to update their calendars and make changes while keeping everyone instantaneously in the loop. He finds all the Blackberry’s functional tools useful, and like me, prefers a physical keyboard.

Read the complete article here: RIM’s struggles a sad sight for fans