What are the Retirement Income Planning Options?

What are the Retirement Income Planning Options?

Retirement Income Planning Options Excerpts from the Book – Preserving Wealth – written by Jack Lumsden, MBA, CFP® For your FREE E-Copy of Preserving Wealth, CLICK HERE “There are five main options to achieve the cash flow you desire from your own assets: income only investing income-focused investing. guaranteed income: life income annuity/guaranteed income products total […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Simplifying the Timing of Canada Pension Plan (CPP) for Retirees

Simplifying Timing of CPP for Retirees

One question that arises often among retirees is, “When should we start taking CPP (Canada Pension Plan)?” Is it better to begin receiving benefits as early as possible or defer them longer? Understanding Canada Pension Plan (CPP) The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is a government pension program that provides lifelong income starting at age 65. […]

Chapter 6: Estate Planning – Wills and Powers of Attorney

Estate Planning Wills and Powers of Attorney

For your FREE Copy of Preserving Wealth, CLICK HERE Sandra and I had just finished the dishes on Friday night at the cottage while Sally was playing with Connor and Paige out on the screened-in porch. We were all waiting for David’s family to arrive, and Sandra was a bit nervous because it was already […]