Unconventional Wisdom YouTube Channel

Welcome to the Unconventional Wisdom YouTube Page. The show about the most effective methods to achieve financial security & freedom. Find out what really works. Insights are based on in-depth experience - from a fee-for-service financial planner, tax accountant, Canada’s #1 financial planner blogger & your host, Ed Rempel.

This channel is about achieving financial freedom & security in real life. It’s often very different from what most people talk about. Few financial planners actually write detailed Financial Plans. I have written more than 1,000 professional, custom Financial Plans, and worked with many clients to achieve their life goals. You can listen to everyone else – and then come here to find out what works in real life. Unconventional wisdom – based on experience.

This channel has unconventional wisdom insights on many topics. Some of my favourite topics are:

  • How to set & achieve your financial goals and achieve what you really want in life.
  • FIRE – How to achieve financial independence & retire early.
  • The outlook & attitude you need for financial success.
  • Many topics on how you can minimize tax over your lifetime.
  • Effective strategies that can be a huge benefit for you, such as the Smith Manoeuvre, Rempel Maximum, Lifecycle Investing, RRSP Top-ups, RRSP Catch-up Strategy & the 8-year GIS Strategy.
  • How to set up a reliable retirement income with the least tax & most government benefits.
  • How to invest for returns above the indexes.
  • How to easily outperform investment advisors & robo-advisors.
  • Money myths that block your financial freedom.
  • Any interesting financial planning topic. I take requests.

Unconventional Wisdom YouTube Channel


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Creating the GPS to Financial Freedom (Video from “4 Pillars of Entrepreneurship Summit”)

By Ed Rempel | March 22, 2020

Excellent video that summarizes our practice. It’s worth your time to understand: The profound change in your life a Financial Plan can give you. How Unconventional Wisdom creates very different and far more effective advice for you. I was recently interviewed for the 4 Pillars of Entrepreneurship Summit, an online summit of entrepreneurs talking about their experiences. The organizer is Annie Hardock, co-author of the book “Awakenings: Stories of Growth, Healing and Magical Transformations” and founder of United Networks for Growth (2020). Here is my talk: Creating the GPS to Financial Freedom   Ed

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The 6 Best Strategies to Minimize Tax on Your Retirement Income (Video of MoneyShow talk)

By Ed Rempel | October 8, 2018

I am pleased to announce that the MoneyShow has posted the video of my talk. Many people have asked me where they can see it again. These are not just tax tips. These are the 6 big strategies to save you thousands in tax throughout your retirement. This talk was based on an article, which you can read here: The 6 Best Strategies to Minimize Tax on Your Retirement Income (Article) Here is a bit about it. You will have a lot more tax saving opportunities after you retire than before. If you get a salary, you may have limited tax deductions…

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Above Index Returns – How to Beat the Index

By Ed Rempel | February 25, 2017

I went to a Leafs game with my annoying friend, Andrew. I think the Leafs are finally building a proper team of the future with talented rookies and a great coach. Andrew doesn’t believe it. He doesn’t believe anybody is above average. I said: “Really? You don’t think Auston Matthews is above average? It’s been more than 10 years since a rookie was near the top of the NHL scoring leaders.” He said, “No. Nobody has superior skill. Just lucky.” Andrew is a math guy. He thinks math alone tells him everything about the world. He doesn’t believe there is a human…

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The Quest To Find All Star Fund Managers

By Ed Rempel | November 23, 2011

Why do you invest with “All Star Fund Managers”?When you’re planning for your future, you need to have a sound investment strategy that gives you confidence that you will eventually have the retirement you want. The best way to understand this is with a hockey analogy.

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