Category Archives: Retirement savings

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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Is Financial Freedom Still Possible?

By Karin Mizgala, co-founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada COVID-19 has rattled us to the core. It has threatened our health and taken lives. It has damaged our economy and taken livelihoods. It has physically kept us apart, yet we … 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 This is a hard time to focus on the future. If your employment or income has been impacted by COVID-19, understandably your short-term security and immediate bills are your primary concern. … Continue reading

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Should You Help Your Kids Buy a Home? 3 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Before You Ante Up

By Karin Mizgala, co-founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada     Buying a home, especially for first time buyers, has  become increasingly challenging over the last decades. In 1985, according to the Toronto Estate Board, the average home in the city … Continue reading

Posted in Kids and Money, Money Coaching, Retirement savings, Will & Estate Planning


Are RRSPs Still a Good Investment?

By Karin Mizgala, Co-Founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada With the March 2nd RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan) deadline looming, it’s often the only time of year we give retirement savings much thought. March 2nd, 2020 is the deadline for … Continue reading

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5 Investment Strategy Tips for the Soon-To-Be Retired

By Karin Mizgala, Co-Founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada It’s not uncommon for folks approaching retirement to think that retirement planning is finally behind them. They’ve put in the years of saving and investing; now it’s time to Google hotels … Continue reading

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