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Protecting Your Family – Insurance

Protecting your family with Insurance

Excerpts from the Book – Preserving Wealth – written by Jack Lumsden, MBA, CPA® How much Life Insurance do we need? “ A common rule is the amount of life insurance you need is linked to the amount of capital it would take to: What you have to remember is that you’re not really insuring […]

What is a Certified Financial Planner?

What is a Certified Financial Planner?

Managing your finances and investments can be complicated. You may not be comfortable investing on your own. If you need help making decisions about how to manage your finances best, a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) may be the answer. The CFP® marks after a planner’s name indicate they have achieved and maintain internationally recognized standards […]

What Are the Retirement Income Investment Options? 

Retirement Income Investment Options

As you transition from your working years to retirement or optional work years, creating a cash flow stream from your investments is critical to retirement planning.  There are five main retirement investment options to consider when developing a prudent plan for retirement cash flow: Income Only Investing, Income Focused Investing, Guaranteed Income Products, Total Return […]

Chapter 5: Protecting Your Family

Chapter Five of Preserving Wealth about Protecting your Family

For your FREE Copy of Preserving Wealth, CLICK HERE The following weekend, Sandra and I woke up early on Saturday. The water was still, and the sun was just beginning to burn off the morning haze. We decided to slip down to the water for a quick swim before the kids woke up. When we […]

Why Do You Need A Will?

Why you need a Will

Excerpts from the Book – Preserving Wealth – written by Jack Lumsden, MBA, CFP® Although the past pandemic seems to be under control, it has resulted in long term changes in the way people think about and look at their estate and income planning. It led individuals to consider the plans more thoughtfully they have […]

Chapter 4: Tax Concerns, RRSPs, and TFSAs

Chapter Four of Preserving Wealth The Next Generation

For your FREE Copy of Preserving Wealth, CLICK HERE We were finishing up the Cajun hot dogs when David had the gall to complain that his were a bit more Cajun than usual. I told him that if he didn’t keep quiet, he might wind up with a good ol’ Louisiana-style blackened steak for dinner […]

Resources to Review As You Approach Retirement

Resources as you approach retirement

As you reach your mid to late 50s and early 60s (and as you look in the mirror), you begin to realize you are closer to the end of your career than the beginning. You start to take a closer look at your finances and wonder if you will be able to retire at some […]

Chapter 3: Protecting and Preserving your Wealth

Chapter Three of Preserving 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. […]

Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) Update for 2023 

Tax Free Update for 2023

Key Items:   Resource: Tax-Free Savings Account Guide for Individuals TFSA Summary A Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) is a type of savings account that has been available to Canadian residents over the age of 18 since 2009. Contributions to a TFSA are not tax deductible, but any income earned within the account is tax-free.  You […]