Category Archives: Retirement savings

Life After Work: Planning for and Living in Retirement

By Jenny Reimer, CFP® Our co-founder and CEO, Karin Mizgala, was recently invited to speak at an event hosted by Steadyhand Investment Funds. In this webinar, Karin and another leading independent financial planner, Jason Heath discuss questions and concerns that … Continue reading

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RRSPs: 3 Major Things That Matter To Me

By Tom Feigs, CFP® Tis the season—of retirement planning! With the RRSP contribution deadline on March 1st and tax season only a hop, skip and jump away, Canadians are thinking about their long term financial future. Retirement plans are as … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Lessen the Impact of COVID-19 on Your Retirement Plans

By Karin Mizgala, co-founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada As we enter our third pandemic year, it can be tough to plan for the future. Retirement? What’s that? We’re just trying to make it through the day intact! This attitude … Continue reading

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Things to Consider When Deciding When to Take CPP and OAS

By Noel D’Souza, P.Eng, CFP® Introduction You’ve worked long and hard in Canada for years, quite possibly several decades, and now the finish line is in sight. Retirement. That Holy Grail. Just one minor thing: How are you going to … Continue reading

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Best Tips for Smart Savings

By Janet Gray, B.A., B.Admin, CFP®, EPC, CPCA I often get asked ‘how can I save more?’  This might help to get you started. Which statement currently best describes your situation? Income minus Savings and Needs = Spending Or Income minus … Continue reading

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When Should I Take CPP? The Big Payoff if You Wait to Age 70

By Noel D’Souza, P.Eng, CFP® The Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO) is alive and well in Canada. It’s why we check our phones for emails and texts every minute, sign up for store sale notifications, and pile into speculative investments, … Continue reading

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How Should You Invest Your Extra Cash, is DIY Investing Right for You, What is the Best Investing Strategy for Retirement, and More

Karin Mizgala, CEO of Money Coaches Canada, and Daniel Evans, Advice-Only Financial Planner and Investment Coach, sat down recently to talk about choosing between the various investment options, investing strategies for retirement, and the impact from COVID-19. In addition to … Continue reading

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Setting New Financial Goals during the Pandemic

By Sheila Walkington,  co-founder and CFO Money Coaches Canada It’s been almost six months since phrases like; shelter-in-place, work from home, physical distancing, and social bubbles, have become part of the daily conversation. Wearing a mask in public started out … Continue reading

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The Financial Realities of Retirement during the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Karin Mizgala, co-founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada These are disquieting times. The way we live has been upended. For many Canadians, after their physical health, their financial well-being has been top-of-mind. And while many financial investments have bounced … Continue reading

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