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Listen to my new podcast – Dividend vs. Growth Investing, Rising Interest Rates and Retirement Income Withdrawal Strategies

Listen to my new podcast with the incomparable Kornel Szrejber. Kornel is Canada’s #1 financial podcaster and the best interviewer I know. This podcast “Dividend vs. Growth Investing, Rising Interest Rates and Retirement Income Withdrawal Strategies” includes these...

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Is Typical Retirement Advice Good Advice? – Testing Retirement Rules of Thumb (As seen in Canadian MoneySaver)

You want to retire soon. How should you setup your retirement income? You talk with some friends, read about it on the internet, and talk with a financial advisor. Are you actually getting good advice? When it comes to retirement income, most financial advisors rely...

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Minimize Tax on Retirement (SiriusXM Radio podcast)

Listen to my 7-minute podcast interview "Minimize Tax on Retirement" on the Moolala Show on SiriusXM Radio by the very lively Bruce Sellery. I discuss the 6 best strategies to minimize tax on  your retirement income. Bruce Sellery is a business journalist, TV host and...

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Ed Rempel

My name is Ed Rempel and I am the main Wise Guy on this site. I am a financial blogger with a ton of real life financial planning experience. I am passionate about writing and driven to share my insights.

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