Safer investments for retirees: How to retire with less stress

Safer investments for retirees: How to retire with less stress

Overall we see safer investments for retirees as ones that focus on a long-term conservative strategy and make calculated use of RRSPs and RRIFs to boost returns
Retirement planning is becoming more challenging for Canadians because they’re living longer and need larger retirement nest eggs. This… Read More

RRSP meltdown strategies could jeopardize your retirement

RRSP meltdown strategies could jeopardize your retirement

RRSP meltdown strategies promise to ease your tax burden on withdrawals, but these complicated manouvres are usually more lucrative for brokers than for investors
Investors sometimes ask us what we think of the so-called RRSP meltdown. This is a strategy that would let them make withdrawals… Read More

The index-linked GIC promise: A false sense of security?

The index-linked GIC promise: A false sense of security?

An index-linked GIC is one of the many investment products that promise more than they deliver
There’s a problem with the financial industry: it offers its salespeople incentives to give clients advice that may not be in the best interest of the client.

Brokers simply have too… Read More

Smart planning for your heirs will include these key steps

Smart planning for your heirs will include these key steps

When planning for your heirs, it’s as important to anticipate the small conflicts that often arise between family members as it is to focus on maximizing the value of your investments
Our work with stock portfolio management clients sometimes gives us a window into problems that… Read More