Don Maycock...advising you to and through retirement!


In September 2020, I began a quarterly report on “Annuities”. The original article can be found by clicking on this link. Methodology Every three months, I update the default annuity quote (using the Cannex system). The default client is as follows. 65 year old male invests in a “life annuity” using $100,000 from an RRSP […]

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I had a great question from a client who recently asked “When I convert my RRSP to a RRIF, how much money must I withdraw each year?”. That’s a great question, so I thought I would explain RRSP and RRIF withdrawals and the basic rules. You can make a withdrawal for any amount, up to […]

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While COVID-19 cases are increasing, travel insurance companies will soon offer COVID-19 coverage outside Canada beginning sometime in October. I’ve attached a link from CTV news about Manulife’s announcement, click here. Other travel insurance companies have made similar announcements of their upcoming coverages which seem to be $200,000 in coverage. While you can’t drive across […]

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2020 has been quite a roller coaster for investors so far, to say the least. COVID-19 was the primary reason for the market’s decline in March 2020 and thankfully the outlook is slowly improving. While younger investors may take advantage of low prices for securities due to a longer term time horizon, those in the […]

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