Finance Tips for the Pre-Retiree

When you get to be around 50 or 55 the idea of retirement seems to creep up rather quickly. Below we outline some great finance tips to utilize as you approach retirement. If you do not fall into this life stage check out our previous posts about Finance Tips for Millennial's; Finance Tips for Young... Continue Reading →

You Are Being Underpaid

A recent news article stated that 48% of Canadians are on the brink of insolvency. This article was based on a recent study conducted by MNP Ltd which defined "The brink of insolvency" as being $200 or less away from insolvency every month. This figure has increased by two per cent from last quarter when... Continue Reading →

Can You Trust Your Advisor?

Is it easy to see the value your wealth management professionals are adding? Most would instinctively say yes, especially when the market has been on the rise. When the market is going up, it is expected that wealth management professionals report and take credit for portfolio gains. However, when the market hits a turbulent stretch,... Continue Reading →

How Risky Are You?

Life is filled with decisions, and each decision comes with its own set of risks. When making a decision it can be difficult to determine what risks you are comfortable taking. It becomes even harder when making decisions on topics you're not well informed on. When it comes to life, and specifically wealth management, how... Continue Reading →

Finance Tips for Your Mid-Life Crisis

In this weeks blog post, we continue with our finance tips series. In previous weeks, we have already covered the millennial's, and the young parents. This week we move to the next step in the earnings life-cycle: Peak Earning Years. This stage in life usually comes between the ages of 40-55. At this age people... Continue Reading →

Farm Financial Planner: Selling to Get Out From Under Debt

This article was originally published in Grainews. Grainews is an agricultural based publication written for farmers, and often by farmers, in a style they understand. Don and Erik work closely with author Andrew Allentuck, providing the background financial plans and theoretical analysis for Andrew's Farm Financial Planner column. The Farm Financial Planner column has recently... Continue Reading →

Finance Tips for the Young Parent

In January we talked about Finance Tips for the Millennial. In this week's post, we dive into the next financial life stage. There are 5 general financial life stages, that occur in the following order: Early Earning Years (20-30), Family Commitment Years (30-45), Peak Earning Years (40-55), Pre-Retirement Years (55-65), and Retirement (65+).  Note: There are always exceptions to the rule. Around... Continue Reading →

TOSI: Tax on Split Income

With 2019 tax season right around the corner, we thought it might be beneficial to dust off the archives and take a second look at an often misunderstood concept. Last year we looked at Tax on Split Income or TOSI as it is commonly referred to. In July of 2017, the federal government released proposals... Continue Reading →

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