Archive for November 2017

  Robo-Advisor Professional, a new investment service created to meet the preferences and financial needs of Millennials, is the latest innovation to be introduced by Fee-For-Service Financial Planner Ed Rempel. Ed Rempel, based in Toronto, is an experienced writer on financial planning and investment issues, and in-demand speaker on related topics. Rempel’s new Robo-Advisor Professional service package serves as…

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Interesting interview by Sheryl Smolkin from the Saskatchewan Pension Plan. Many financial planners use the 4% rule, which essentially says that you can withdraw $40,000 a year plus inflation for life from a $1 million portfolio. What do you think?          

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Well-written article on Biz TV. Unconventional wisdom. So many Canadians limit their financial future because of beliefs they have that are simply not true or are not optimal. Myths about the stock market lead Canadians to invest too conservatively to achieve their life goals. Myths about retirement planning leave them far short when they retire.…

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With the Liberal attack on small business plus tax rates passing the psychological 50%, I have seen a surge in Canadians contacting me for a Financial Plan to minimize tax. There are many effective tax-reduction strategies. Excellent article in the National Post about the mysterious 5% drop in taxable income reported with no reason, which…

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The Cash Dam is a simple but powerful tax strategy I have used with quite a few clients. It is an especially attractive option for those who are familiar with the Smith Manoeuvre or other tax minimization strategies. It can help you with tax optimization if you have a mortgage and own either a small business or…

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We are in the second biggest stock market boom in history – and the most hated bull market ever. The world stock markets (MSCI World Index) have more than tripled – up 250% since it started in March 2009. However, most investors have made significantly less. The reason is “BIDLYS”. (No, not “bigly”. 😊) Let…

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I’m pleased because the Canadian MoneySaver is the highest quality financial magazine in Canada, in my opinion. It is also Canada’s only financial magazine with a print edition. I wrote a very high quality article for the November issue about how to become financially free. It covers: The most common issues people experience trying to…

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Great article by Gerv Tacadena from Wealth Professional magazine. A retirement plan is as valuable for financial freedom as a GPS is for a driving trip. When it comes to retirement plans, Canadians often overlook the very basic question: How much do I need? Financial planner Ed Rempel said this is one of the barriers keeping Canadians…

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            Everyone hopes to be able to retire with enough put aside to live a lifestyle that keeps them happy, but Fee-For-Service Financial Planner Ed Rempel finds barriers are keeping Canadians from achieving needed financial freedom. In the November/December issue of Canadian MoneySaver magazine, Ed Rempel outlines some of the obstacles in the way. Read more…

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