Ep. 62 – Is the risk worth the reward? A WealthBeing debate!

April 08, 2021 Island Savings - Valley First - Envision Financial - Enderby & District Financial | Divisions of First West Credit Union Season 2 Episode 62
Ep. 62 – Is the risk worth the reward? A WealthBeing debate!
Show Notes

Without a financial crystal ball (we’re still waiting for ours), it can be hard to evaluate all the pros and cons of how to use your money. But one thing we can predict is that by minimizing risk you’ll have a healthier financial plan. This week, our co-hosts have teamed up with Derrick Sketchley, Branch Manager at Island Savings (and former WealthBeing co-host) to hold our third debate. These four experts will argue whether eight financial decisions are too much risk or worth the reward. 

See which debate duo convince our guest moderator, Annie Nolan, Senior Financial Advisor at Island Savings, that they have the winning arguments.

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If you have an undiagnosed financial concern or want to better understand a financial subject, send Kevin, Sheena and Travis your question at wealthbeing@firstwestcu.ca, and we will consider it for a future episode.

If you’d like some one-on-one advice from our Financial Advisors in British Columbia, connect with our Island Savings, Envision Financial, Valley First and Enderby District Financial divisions near you.

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Travis Koivula


Senior Wealth Advisor | Senior Investment Advisor 

Island Savings Insurance Services | Credential Securities

Travis has been serving the financial needs of members in the Credit Union system since 2007 and is one of the most accredited financial advisors in Canada. He holds the globally recognized Charted Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, passing all three tests on his first attempt. In addition he is a Certified Financial Planner (top 1% of his class), Canadian Investment Manager (CIM), Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FSCI) and a Chartered Strategic Wealth Professional (CSWP).


Sheena Sanders

Wealth Planning Specialist, Valley First

Sheena meets every client with a fervent desire to create a uniquely remarkable experience. As an accredited Certified Financial Planner, a Registered Retirement Consultant and a Responsible Investment Specialist, her array of knowledge and experience means that Sheena leave no question unanswered and no opportunity ignored. For people who seek help with retirement, education, investment, and succession planning, Sheena is a natural person to have on their team. Clients benefit from her strategic approach and “big picture” mindset that incorporates tax optimization ESG principals and integration.

Kevin Lehman

Assistant Branch Manager, Envision Financial

When asked who has made the biggest impact in your life, does your financial advisor come to mind? If you've met Envision Financial Assistant Branch Manager, Kevin Lehman, he's likely in your top five personal game-changers. After attending the University of the Fraser Valley, Kevin sought new opportunities that led him to begin his career with Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union. And it is here that his "seize the day" approach to life propelled him to complete the Canadian Investment Funds Course, receive his mutual fund license and join the management team within five years. Today, as Kevin continues to pursue his Personal Financial Planner designation, he coaches a team of advisors to make a lasting impression on people's wellbeing.