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 […]
Should I transfer the ownership of my house or investment account into joint ownership with my children to avoid probate fees?
Excerpts from the Book – Preserving Wealth – written by Jack Lumsden, MBA, CFP® A common question we receive is, “Should I transfer the ownership of my house or investment account into joint ownership with my children to avoid probate fees?” This type of ownership is called joint tenancy with survivorship. This means both parties […]
If you wish to create your own Financial Road Map for retirement, you need two things to start: You need to know where you are today, and Your best guess (estimate) of where you want to go. If you don’t know where you are today, you can’t create a plan to get where you want […]
When helping clients and their families make the transition to retirement or work optional years, I have discovered that there are four key pillars to a happy and successful retirement: Health Relationships Reliable and Consistent Income Retirement Road Map Key Takeaways: The Four Pillars to a Successful and Happy Retirement Health Physical and mental health […]
When you are about to make the big transition from your working years to your work optional or retirement years, you will need to create a lifetime income from the financial assets you have accumulated to replace the monthly paycheque you received when working. To do this, there are six key levers that you can […]
Retirement Income Planning – 10 reasons to consolidate your investments and financial advisors as you approach retirement.
In a recent conversation, I was asked if there are any advantages to consolidate their investments and financial advisors as they approach retirement.
As a retiree, there are a few tax credits you should be aware of which may reduce your tax bill. Every dollar you save in tax means either more spending and/or preserving your wealth for you.
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Families during COVID-19 have realized that they should focus on concerns such as planning the family’s future. One of the most difficult challenges a Certified Financial Planner® has is to encourage clients to update and/or review their estate plan and documents. Often families tend to put this off, as it is not seen as urgent. […]
One of the most important decisions a retiree must make is how to create an income and cash-flow strategy from the financial assets they have accumulated over their lifetime.