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Retirement Planning

Your Finances and Retirement

June 12, 2017

The retirement stage is upon us faster than most expect. There is no doubt it’s an exciting time however many people underestimate the major day to day changes this stage of life can bring. The key to being ready is...
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The Value of Advice Two

October 13, 2015

Several studies have recently been completed comparing Canadians who use a Financial Advisor with a designation, referred to as advised households, vs. non-advised households.    Here are the results: Improved Financial Net Worth – advised households have 2.1x the median financial...
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Changes to Old Age Security (OAS)

April 03, 2013

What is OAS?  It’s an income support program available to all Canadians over age 65. Benefits depend on how long you have lived in Canada after the age of 18. To qualify for the maximum you have to have lived in...
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Canada Pension Plan Changes

January 06, 2012

The Government of Canada (Government) is making changes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) over the next five years. The goal of CPP is to replace about 25% of average pre-retirement employment earnings with the other components being Old Age...
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The Value of Advice

January 13, 2011

The ‘do-it-yourself’ mentality is flourishing.  Many of us use the Internet to obtain information and get the ‘best deal’, complete our own renovations (my wife cringes every time I haul out the toolbox!) and even make our own wine.  Self-help...
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Assigning Jobs to Your Retirement Savings

June 29, 2010

With the current low interest rate environment and volatility in the markets, what is the best way to manage retirement savings? Most retirees or soon-to-be retirees have more than one goal for their retirement savings and each goal likely comes with...
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Tidbits & Myths About Aging

May 08, 2007

On January 2, 2007, I was granted the Certified Senior Advisor, CSATM designation. My studies have helped me to better meet the needs of Christian Credit Union’s 50 plus and senior members. Below are some interesting tidbits...
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Should I transfer my Pension Plan to an RRSP?

January 11, 2007

Over the years you may have switched employers or been offered a severance package. Through your previous employer you may have been part of a pension plan. Below are four facts to consider when transferring your pension plan to a...
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It looks like financial services that are #better for you. Credit unions have been providing Canadians with banking services and products for over 100 years. And, we do it better than...

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In the Community

Immanuel Christian High School Trades Building
Immanuel Christian High School has been improving its vocational training program over the years. They have been renting an off-site facility to teach wood working...

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Fraud Prevention

Be Fraud Smart
Identity theft and financial scams are among the fastest growing crimes in North America. It can happen to anyone. Criminals are becoming more sophisticated, using...

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