Specializing in Financial Plans Focused on Retirement Income Planning
As a Certified Financial planner (CFP) for over 15 years, I have learned that clients want a straight-forward, well-researched financial planning solution that helps them achieve their financial goals. The most common goal is typically to assess their Retirement Income Plan and determine if it’s on track. If not, recommend what needs to change. That is the focus of my company, Advantage Wealth Planning.
Am I saving enough for retirement?
- When can I retire?
- How long will my money last?
- When to convert RRSPs to RRIFs and how quickly should RRIFs be drawn down?
- Should we buy an annuity to fund retirement?
- What are my Canada Pension Plan benefits? When is it best to start CPP?
- What are my Old Age Security options and when is it best to start?
- How do I setup a proper investment portfolio for my risk tolerance?
- Am I invested in the proper products?
- Will my investments last my lifetime?
- Are my investments suitable for my risk tolerance?
- How is my income taxed?
The list is endless!
Types of Financial Plans
Advantage Wealth Planning offers two choices of Financial Planning solutions for clients.
- The Traditional or Full-Service Financial Plan is what many clients would refer to as the traditional financial plan. All six-steps from goal setting to implementation and monitoring (including an annual review) are desired by those who don’t have the time nor expertise to do it themselves. The advisor compensation in this ongoing relationship is from the assets under administration.
- At the other end of the spectrum is the the Fee-for-Service Financial Plan. This individual wants an assessment of their situation but is comfortable making their own decisions, implementation and monitoring of the results going forward. The advisor compensation in this case is a flat fee (some advisors charge an hourly rate) for the one-time analysis.
Due to the growing number of inquiries, I now offer financial planning to all residents of Ontario. If you have internet, we can hold meetings online via a computer.
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Canada Pension Plan (CPP) You are eligible to begin receiving your Canada Pension Plan (CPP) as early as age 60. The base CPP payment is different for everyone because it’s based upon how many years you’ve worked, how much you’ve contributed each year plus many other factors. To determine your amount, go to the Government of Canada website, […]
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Understanding Long Term Care Insurance (LTC) Long term care insurance (LTC) is an insurance policy that pays a tax-free monthly payment, if you lose your independence due to the ability to perform two (2) of the following six (6) activities of daily living i.e Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Transferring, Eating, Continence or suffer from a cognitive […]
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UNDERSTANDING THE TAX FREE SAVING ACCOUNT (TFSA) The Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) is a flexible, registered, general-purpose savings vehicle that allows Canadians to earn tax-free investment income to more easily meet lifetime savings needs. The TFSA complements existing registered savings plans like the Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP) and the Registered Education Savings Plans (RESP). How […]
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UNDERSTANDING ANNUITIES Are you looking for an investment that could pay more than a guaranteed investment certificate (GIC)? Do you worry about the volatility of your portfolio and whether the income is sustainable and will last your lifetime? With an annuity, in exchange for a one-time deposit, you receive guaranteed, regular income for life with no stock […]
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Below are summaries of educational articles I have been collecting of late related to Retirement Income Planning. To read the entire article, click any blue title below to read more. Get ready for increased CPP contributions and benefits June 20, 2018 – Beginning in 2019, CPP contributions will increase gradually, such that the contribution rate in 2023 […]
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