Key 2023 Financial Planning Facts and Figures
RRSPs Spousal RRSP Rules TFSAs Old Age Security (OAS) OAS Claw Back (recovery tax) 2023 Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Payments Registered Education (RESP) Limits Probate Fees in Ontario Ontario Withholding Tax for RRSP and RRIF withdrawals: 2023 Canadian Controlled Private Corporation (CCPC) Tax Rates for Ontario Important Dates: Source of Information: Download our White […]
Chapter 3: Protecting and Preserving your Wealth
“Well, David, I have to say one thing—you sure have become a good cook. This has been one of the best breakfasts we’ve had all summer.” David’s face was rife with suspicion as he glanced over at Alice. “It’s only our second Saturday breakfast, dear, and I think I know why you’re buttering me up. […]
4 Things Retirees Should Know About the 4% Rule
When people are looking to make the transition to retirement, they want to know how much they can spend each year without running out of money. The amount of capital you can safely withdraw from your portfolio each year without running out of money has been called the “Safe Withdrawal Rate.” There is something called the […]
Retirement Income Withdrawal Strategies
Retirement Income Withdrawal Strategies In our conversations with people making the transition from their working years to retirement, many have done a great job of saving over time. They end up with many potential retirement-income sources but are unsure of how to put it all together. As a result, retirement income planning has been compared […]
Can we give money to our children to help with a home purchase?
In meeting with clients a common question we hear is, “Can we give money to our children to help with a home purchase?” With real estate prices today, the only way many young adults can afford to purchase a home is with help from the bank of Mom and Dad. People often ask if there […]
How Business Owners can increase their Retirement Savings by Investing within their Corporation.
A great strategy many owners of Canadian-controlled private corporations (CCPC) use to build up retirement savings is to invest within their corporation using the benefit of the tax deferral between their personal income tax rate and the small business income tax rate. Why invest with your CCPC? Investing within your CCPC offers the potential to defer […]
Risks to Retirement Income Planning
Retirement Income Planning is a speciality in the world of financial advice. There are specific risks that are different from simply saving for retirement. It requires a different skillset for the advisor to be able to plan for the specific risks when developing an income plan that will last a family’s entire lifetime. From my […]
Smart Tax Strategies for Retirees: The Four Types of Income in Retirement
Planning for taxes in retirement is like putting together a puzzle that is specific to each retiree. The type of income determines how it is taxed. Each year in retirement this must be reviewed to determine what is the best strategy that balances your current year’s income, and your long-term legacy plan. It is a […]
How much income do you need in Retirement?
Excerpts from the Book – Preserving Wealth – written by Jack Lumsden, MBA, CFP® How Much Income Do You Need in Retirement? The following is an excerpt that describes how much income you need in retirement – “You’ve been retired for a while. How much income do we actually need in retirement, Uncle Wayne?” Uncle […]
How do you Develop a Diversified Portfolio?
Excerpts from the Book – Preserving Wealth – written by Jack Lumsden, MBA, CFP® How do you Develop a Diversified Portfolio? “So how do you actually develop a diversified portfolio?” asked Sally. “I understand the basics between bonds and equities, and clearly I haven’t been doing as much research and reading as Alice. How do […]