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Living in Retirement

Senior couple sitting on couch
Senior couple sitting on couch
Dec 12, 2018
If you’re lucky, the decision upon retirement of whether to stay in your home or downsize is an easy one. For many retirees, however, deciding whether or not to downsize is a struggle. Here are some things to consider in making a decision.
Mixed couple reviewing paperwork
Mixed couple reviewing paperwork
Nov 26, 2018
Ever wonder if you’ll be affected by Old Age Security clawback? To minimize OAS clawback, you need to reduce net income. During retirement, an effective strategy is splitting pension income. But several strategies, including the following, can be initiated before retirement arrives.
Couple reviewing document
Couple reviewing document
Nov 6, 2018
According to Statistics Canada, a Canadian male aged 65 is expected to live to 84 and a female to age 87. Here are some of the financial planning areas affected by the new longevity.
Business people meeting and using tablet at coffee shop
Business people meeting and using tablet at coffee shop
Aug 1, 2018
Investor personality – essentially, your tolerance to risk – is critical in determining your asset allocation when establishing your portfolio. Here are three examples of how investor personality affects investment management decisions.
Couple reviewing documents on tablet
Couple reviewing documents on tablet
Jul 26, 2018
Your time horizon is the time period chosen until you plan to access all or the majority of the funds you’ve invested. It’s a critical part of your investment strategy because our goal is to help make sure your money is there when you need it.
Retired couple on beach
Retired couple on beach
Jun 4, 2018
For many couples, retiring together just makes sense, plain and simple. But the picture becomes less rosy if one spouse makes a sacrifice to line up. It’s important to be sure retiring together works for both partners.
Retired couple walking on beach
Retired couple walking on beach
Mar 13, 2018
How much income do you need in retirement? Here’s an exercise you can do with your advisor to find out.
Retired couple in flower field
Retired couple in flower field
Feb 6, 2018
Visions of retirement are quite different from person to person, but the financial planning to get there is similar for everyone. Here are five essential items on your pre-retirement to-do list.
If I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
Feb 1, 2018
When the Barenaked Ladies released their song “If I Had a Million Dollars” in 1992, the thinking was that if you had a million dollars, you’d be rich. Does this statement still hold true today and is a million dollars enough to get you through retirement?
Financial Advisor reviewing retirement plan with clients
Financial Advisor reviewing retirement plan with clients
Dec 11, 2017
People are living longer today than any other generation, yet the possibility of outliving ones’ assets can be a fearful reality. Here’s why understanding the realities of your retirement plan is more important now than ever.