Category Archives: For your information

How Do I Take Money From My RSP in Retirement?

By Tom Feigs, CFP®, CET What do you think when you hear the term RSP? If you are like many people, you probably think: contributions. Certainly the banking industry focus is on RSP sales, because that’s where they make their money. … Continue reading

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CPP Expansion: A Rare Opportunity to Fine Tune Your Retirement Plan

By Sandra Mann, MBA Financial Services, CPA, CGA, FPSC Level 1™ I’m sure you’ve heard by now that the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is set for expansion beginning in 2019, but you may be wondering how the changes will impact … Continue reading

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Your Money, Your Life – A Discussion with Steadyhand’s Tom Bradley

Money Coach Noel D’Souza, P.Eng.,CFP® recently sat down with Tom Bradley, President and co-founder of Steadyhand Investment Management Ltd. to talk about what Steadyhand offers Canadian investors how it serves its clients and his perspective on personal finance in Canada. In … Continue reading

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Should I take CPP at age 60?

By Barbara Knoblach, PhD Choosing the most optimal time to apply for Canada Pension Plan (CPP) benefits would be easier if you had a crystal ball to see into your retirement years; but with a bit of calculated foresight you … Continue reading

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5 tax filing tips to save you time and money

By Leslie Gardner, FPSC Level 1® Certificant in Financial Planning If the thought of tax season makes you squirm, you’re not alone. But being prepared, filing on time and knowing what you can deduct will help you get the job done … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Surviving Economic Uncertainty

By Karin Mizgala, co-founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada It has been a tumultuous start to the year for the stock market and for the various governments trying to keep the world’s economies on the straight and narrow.  For the … Continue reading

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Financial Literacy: Join the Conversation

By the MCC Financial Literacy Team November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada and in our  November 4th blog post Money Coach Melanie Buffel asked readers, clients and fellow Money Coaches to share personal stories about their financial journey. She challenged … Continue reading

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Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor

By Noel D’Souza, CFP® Getting good financial advice in Canada is a tricky matter – trickier than it should be, in my opinion. The main challenges facing a seeker of financial advice come down to: Can I find someone qualified to … Continue reading

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Is your financial nest egg at risk of being scrambled?

By Sheila Walkington, Co-Founder and CFO Money Coaches Canada Names and minor details  have been changed to protect privacy. Most Canadians recognize the importance of making plans for their future, creating a nest egg through RSPs, TFSAs, company pensions, real estate … Continue reading

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Money Coaches in Conversation – What you should understand about fees and financial advice

Recently Money Coaches Canada co-founder Karin Mizgala sat down with Money Coach Noel D’Souza to discuss the changing landscape of financial advice in Canada. Karin: As someone in the financial industry, it’s very common to be asked by people outside the industry, … Continue reading

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