Posts Tagged ‘long term perspective’
Is Typical Retirement Advice Good Advice?
If you’re thinking of retiring or your parents or friends are retiring, beware of the typical advice you get. In my latest video and podcast episode, I talk about the 5 conventional wisdom rules of thumb for retirees. As the unconventional wisdom guy, I do the math for you to see whether they actually worked…Read More
How to Afford the Life You Want
If you are worried about your finances & your future – you are not alone. Many people are worried about their finances. I receive daily notices from the “Free 30-Minute Consultation” form pouring out their life, what they are worried about & what they want. National Post family finances – I was interviewed for 6…Read More
Financial Post Article: This Alberta couple won’t retire for another 30 years, but they can start planning now
The Financial Post asked me to review the finances of a 30-something Alberta couple who hope to have another child in the next few years and see themselves buying some property and building a home where they will retire. See why it’s a big benefit for you to plan for the retirement you want years…Read More
Top 10 Money Myths That Block Your Financial Freedom
Top 10 Money Myths That Block Your Financial Freedom. This is one of my favourite topics. Most ideas that people believe about money are just not true or not optimal. My blog, Unconventional Wisdom, is about all the things I’ve learned over the years from my experience writing thousands of financial plans and reading hundreds…Read More
Rental Property vs Stock Market – What’s the Best Investment?
From the eye of a growth investor, what is the best investment – a rental property or the stock market? We will discuss topics you won’t see anywhere else: Head to head: Returns on rental property vs. stock market. Saving tax on rentals with smart use of CCA & properly recording sale on your tax…Read More
Does Borrowing to Invest Make Sense with High Interest Rates?
Should you borrow to invest? With interest rising 4.5% recently, does it still make sense? Spoiled with low interest rates so low for many years, leverage seemed so obvious with a credit line at 3% and tax-deductible, while getting the growth of the stock market. As a fee-for-service financial planner, and an expert on the…Read More
Financial Post Article: B.C. couple has plenty of money, but even the wealthy need a coherent financial plan
A financial plan is really a life plan to think through what you want to do with your money and life. This is why the wealthy need a Financial Plan, just like everyone else. What lifestyle do they want to live and what do they want to do with their money? How comfortable of a…Read More
Investment Risk That Affects Your Life vs Investment Industry Risk
Did you know that how you define risk can actually make or break your retirement? This video and podcast episode offers you a direct head-to-head comparison of two different outlooks on the world and on investment risk. Defining risk is critical to decide the best investment strategy for you. People with the right outlook on…Read More
Why Is Inflation Scarier Than a Market Crash?
Inflation is now the #1 fear with “6 in 10 Canadians concerned they might not have enough money to feed their family”, according to an Ipsos poll. Most Canadians have never experienced high inflation. It has been flat at 2% for 3 decades, but jumped to 8% in 2022 and is down to 5% now…Read More
Financial Post Article: Ottawa couple aiming for simple retirement worry inflation will derail their plans
The Financial Post asked me to review the finances of an Ottawa couple who are worried that inflation will take away money from their pension plans. See how looking at their additional lifestyle spending will make a difference for their retirement. CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO READ THE ARTICLE BY MARY TERESA BITTI: Ottawa couple…Read More