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Maximizing your Canada Pension Plan Income

The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is an important cornerstone in retirement income planning, designed to replace 25 percent of what is deemed to be the...

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Defined Benefit vs. Defined Contribution Pensions

Posted 03 Sep 2015 by Melissa Allan

Pensions have traditionally been a common element of many retirement plans, but the type of... Read More

Piecing Together your Retirement Income

Posted 27 Aug 2015 by Rick Irwin, CFP, CLU

One of the most important jobs of financial advisors is to help clients plan for... Read More

Old Age Security: Avoiding the Clawback

Posted 27 Aug 2015 by Rick Irwin, CFP, CLU

Just as CPP is an important piece of the retirement income puzzle for most Canadians,... Read More

CPP: Maximizing your Benefit

Posted 27 Aug 2015 by Rick Irwin, CFP, CLU

There are many misconceptions around the level of income that will be received... Read More

How Much Will You Spend in Retirement?

Posted 10 Jul 2015 courtesy of Sandra Boyd

Effective financial planning inevitably leads to the construction of a retirement income plan, regardless of... Read More

New RRIF Withdrawal Rates

Posted 28 May 2015 by Rick Irwin, CFP, CLU

A major change in the Federal budget, and one that has been lobbied for heavily by... Read More

2015 Federal Budget Changes

Posted 22 Apr 2015 by Rick Irwin, CFP, CLU

Spring budgets often contain numerous goodies for Canadians and this is even truer in election... Read More

Deciding Where to Live in Retirement

Posted 25 Mar 2015 courtesy of Dynamic Mutual Funds

You may be living in the home where you have lived for many years and... Read More

RRSP Contribution Calculator

Posted 12 Feb 2015 courtesy of

RRSP Contribution Calculator 2014 will estimate your RRSP tax savings based on your RRSP contribution... Read More