Annuities Update for Retirees: Creating A Personal Pension Plan

Annuities Update for Retirees

For your FREE E-Copy of Preserving Wealth, CLICK HERE In recent years, annuities have gained renewed appeal for retirees due to the shift in interest rates. This article explores annuities and why they could benefit your retirement income strategy.  Understanding Annuities – Your Personal Pension Plan An annuity is a contract with a life insurance company […]

Exploring the New FHSA: A Savings Plan for Your First Home

FHSA: A Savings Plan for Your First Home

Written by Jack Lumsden, MBA, CFP®, Financial Advisor, Assante Financial Management Ltd. Additional editing by ChatGPT. Are you a Canadian resident dreaming of owning your first home? (unfortunately, with housing prices and mortgage rates today, often it is only a dream.) As of April this year, a new savings plan has been introduced to help […]

The Retiree’s Initial Tax Decision

Retirees aim to reduce their tax burden while striving for a tax-efficient estate transfer to the next generation.

Written by Jack Lumsden, MBA, CFP®, Financial Advisor, Assante Financial Management Ltd. Additional editing by ChatGPT. In the recently released 2023 Fidelity Retirement Report, retirees’ top concerns were identified as follows:   Unsurprisingly, many retirees aim to reduce their tax burden while striving for a tax-efficient estate transfer to the next generation. This situation often […]

Chapter Ten: The End of Summer

The End of Summer Conversation with Jack Lumsden

For your FREE E-reader Copy of Preserving Wealth, CLICK HERE I could hardly believe it was already the Labour Day weekend. We had all arrived at the cottage on Friday night, and this would likely be the last time we’d all be together until Thanksgiving. It was easy to tell that summer was almost over. […]

What are the Risks to Retirement Income Planning?

What are the risks to Retirement Income Planning?

Excerpts from the Book – Preserving Wealth – written by Jack Lumsden, MBA, CFP® The following is an excerpt that describes some of the risks to retirement income planning. “That’s a great analogy, Uncle Wayne. I can see how it’s important to make sure you have a great plan as you transition to retirement, but […]

Optimal Timing for Initiating Old Age Security Benefits

Optimal Timing for Old Age Security Benefits

One of the pivotal questions frequently encountered by retirees is, “When should I start  Old Age Security (OAS) benefits?” Should OAS be commenced at age 65, or would it be more advantageous to delay starting OAS to age 70? Understanding Old Age Security (OAS) Old Age Security is a monthly pension accessible to Canadian citizens […]

What is the Eldercare Conversation?

What is the Eldercare Conversation?

Excerpts from the Book – Preserving Wealth – written by Jack Lumsden, MBA, CFP® The COVID-19 Pandemic highlighted the key issue of Eldercare in Canada and why everyone should include an Eldercare strategy in their financial plan. In my experience, this is an essential conversation that clients are having with their parents when they reach […]

Appendix A: Uncle Wayne’s Top Estate Planning Tips

top Estate Planning Tips

For your FREE E-reader Copy of Preserving Wealth, CLICK HERE   For more information, refer to Preserving Wealth: The Next Generation – The definitive guide to protecting, investing, and transferring wealth by Jack Lumsden, MBA, CFP®. Buy Preserving Wealth CLICK HERE For your FREE Copy of Preserving Wealth, CLICK HERE Sign up for our Newsletter […]

Chapter 9: Probate, Trusts, and Estate Tax Minimizing Strategies

Chapter Nine of Preserving Wealth by Jack Lumsden

For your FREE E-reader Copy of Preserving Wealth, CLICK HERE “This is great coffee, Sandra,” said Uncle Wayne. “I wish you could talk your Aunt Jen into buying the good stuff. She always gets coffee on sale, and it’s so weak that I end up needing a whole pot just to get my heart started […]