Category Archives: Retirement

  • The difference between saving & investing


    After about 3 months of isolation we are all getting tired of reading about it so I thought it would be nice to return to basics and talk about the difference between saving and investing.  This article from Fidelity explains…Continue Reading

  • Be resolute


    Happy New Year everyone.  I hope you all have a great year! Have you made any resolutions for 2020?  Have you set any goals?  Have you completed your goals in the past or are does your motivation decline as the…Continue Reading

  • Some of the ways OAS can affect your retirement income


    Figuring out your income when you retire can be difficult.  There are tons of books and articles that seem to offer easy to follow recipes about how to manage the multiple sources of your income in retirement.  There is, however,…Continue Reading

  • Surviving an illness doesn’t have to make your family finances sick


    Last time I talked about the importance of life insurance and how it can help your family if a life ending tragedy were to occur.  This time around I would like to discuss another under appreciated insurance product that can…Continue Reading

  • Evolving retirement


    There is no question that our concept of retirement is changing.  There are different expectations between generations and genders.  Even spouses may have different expectations.  Have a look at this article by Peter Wouters for some interesting statistics. Do you…Continue Reading

  • Why have an RRSP?


    Since we are in the middle of RRSP season, I thought I would list some of the great reasons to open a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) to save for your retirement. Here are the top 6 reasons to open…Continue Reading

  • Fundamentals simplify investing


    Saving and investing can seem complicated and this often leads to a paralysis of action.  There is so much information, it can be hard to determine what is right for you.  Faced with too much to process, it is easier…Continue Reading

  • Give yourself an invoice


    Planning for your retirement can seem like an overwhelming task.  It is so far away and the amount of money needed to save appears like an insurmountable sum.  It is so much easier to focus on the here and now. …Continue Reading

  • How to proactively stop stress from influencing your financial decisions


    The past few months I have written about the link between stress, health, and finances. I would like to continue the discussion by focusing on how stress can impact your financial decisions and discuss some strategies to help mitigate the…Continue Reading

  • Simple savings strategies


    Last month I talked about the importance of managing your cash flow and how it forms the basis of a solid financial foundation – and reduce stress.  This month, I want to talk about a few simple savings strategies to…Continue Reading