Should we take Advantage of our unused RRSP contribution limits?

Excerpts from the Book – Preserving Wealth – written by Jack Lumsden, MBA, CFP® A common question that we receive every year prior to the RRSP deadline is should we take advantage of our unused RRSP contribution limits? Your RRSP deduction limit is how much you can contribute to your RRSP based on your prior […]

Rebalancing Your Portfolio

Excerpts from the Book – Preserving Wealth – written by Jack Lumsden, MBA, CFP® Today we are going to be reviewing portfolio rebalancing, and how it can be used to your advantage. Sometimes it is hard to know when to make adjustments and when to leave your portfolio alone. By creating a systematic plan, you […]

The Four Essential Family Conversations

Family Financial Conversations

Excerpts from the Book – Preserving Wealth – written by Jack Lumsden, MBA, CFP® Based on my experience of helping many families over the years, I have found that there are four essential conversations that families should be having concerning their financial and estate plans.  They are: The Estate Documents Conversation. The Eldercare Conversation. The […]

You better have a Plan for a Retirement Home

important conversation on retirement planning

“You better have a Plan for a Retirement Home, as I am not funding that bill.” Excerpts from the Book – Preserving Wealth – written by Jack Lumsden, MBA, CFP® While having dinner with our daughter Paige the other night, the topic of money came up.  Paige told us, “you better have a plan for […]

What are the top 26 Estate Planning tips to consider?

Estate planning helps ensure a stress-free transition of your assets to the next generation or intended beneficiaries. Excerpts from the Book – Preserving Wealth – written by Jack Lumsden, MBA, CFP® The following are the top 26 estate planning tips from Preserving Wealth: The Next Generation. Have up-to-date wills. Have up-to-date powers of attorney for […]

What is the Eldercare Conversation?

Excerpts from the Book – Preserving Wealth – written by Jack Lumsden, MBA, CFP® The current COVID -19 Pandemic has 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 important conversation that clients are having with their parents when […]