Posts Tagged ‘retirement planning’

Smith Manoeuvre AFTER You Retire

What do you do with the Smith Manoeuvre AFTER you retire? My latest video is for you if you already know the basics of the Smith Manoeuvre. You have been doing this strategy for awhile, you’ve converted your mortgage to tax deductible, and you’re thinking about retiring. You’ve got a big investment portfolio and this…

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Smith Manoeuvre or Smith Maneuver?

Why the two spellings and which is correct? This strategy (which I’m most known for), helps Canadian homeowners make their mortgages tax deductible in a simple way. What’s the proper spelling? Who pioneered this legal strategy? Does it work in Quebec? Can you use it if you live in the United States? All these questions…

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Why You Need A Growth Mindset

If there is one video you should watch of mine – it’s this one. It is my underlying outlook on life and financial planning. This is the outlook that leads to financial success. In my latest YouTube video, you’ll learn about the differences between a fear-based mindset and a growth mindset, and how wealthy people…

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5 Best Ideas To Optimize The Smith Manoeuvre

Is your mortgage tax deductible? You know the basics about the Smith Manoeuvre. This video is about the practical issues you may run into and how to maximize the benefits. We are Canada’s Smith Manoeuvre experts and have helped thousands of families implement it. Many “Smith Manoeuvre experts” just offer you a mortgage and leave…

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Millionaires in Poverty

This may sound like a dumb topic. Why would a millionaire live in poverty? We see it all the time, though.  People living in a paid off home worth more than $1 million while living on an income of $20,000/year before tax. I believe this is caused by the belief that your home is your…

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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, 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 in history. Then…

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Do Bonds Still Make Sense For Retirement Savings? The Debate

My recent video saying bonds are dead as an investment has started a debate on MoneySense and industry forums. Here is what the bond advocates are missing: It’s a financial planning issue. For example, if you and your spouse earn $50,000/year each ($100,000 total) and you want to retire on $80,000/year in today’s dollars in…

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Risk of Bonds To Your Retirement

In my latest YouTube video, I give you insight into what I advise my clients and why I declare the death of bonds as an investment. Here are just some of the topics I cover in the video: Recommended investment strategies for high-yield returns. Why you can’t retire comfortably with a balanced portfolio. The attitude…

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Q&A from Canadian Financial Summit (podcast)

Your questions from the Summit are answered here! The biggest online personal finance conference in Canada is the Canadian Financial Summit, which was a few weeks ago. I was interviewed for 2 intriguing talks: How to Easily Outperform Investment Advisors & Robo-Advisors The High Risk of Bonds: Are Bonds Actually Safe Investments? Here are my answers to…

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