Category Archives: Retirement savings

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

Posted in Investing, Money Coaching, Retirement savings


Investments Plain and Simple

How Investments Are Taxed When making investment decisions, it is wise to consider the various tax implications – both positive and negative. As always, first remember that your investments should reflect your goals and values, your time frame and your … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Literacy, Investing, Retirement savings, taxes


Embrace Aging and Plan for a Happy Retirement

How We Age is Changing As youngsters, we can’t wait to get older.  Sometime later, we become less enthusiastic about our next birthday.  We come to realize our mortality with the tick-tock of age.  It’s a matter of perspective. Age … Continue reading

Posted in Relationship to money, Retirement savings


Second Time Around? 5 Things You Need to Know about Marriage and Money

By Karin Mizgala, Co-Founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada Almost thirty-five per cent of married Canadians are married for the second or even third time. And while it would be nice to believe that the experience of divorce improves chances … Continue reading

Posted in Budgeting and Cash Flow, Money Coaching, Relationship to money, Retirement savings, Will & Estate Planning


Don’t Let Misconceptions Hurt Your Investment Portfolio

By Karin Mizgala, Co-Founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada The volume of financial advice at our fingertips is unprecedented. Through the phones in our pockets, we have access to newspapers, magazines, financial blogs, podcasts, videos and hundreds of books from financial … Continue reading

Posted in For your information, Investing, Money Coaching, Retirement savings




Investment Fees Matter… More Than You Think

By Karin Mizgala, Co-Founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada Canadians have a reputation for being polite. Maybe that’s why for years we’ve put up with investment fees that were confusing, often hidden, and higher than necessary. But polite doesn’t necessarily … Continue reading

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How You Approach Investing Should Evolve as You Age – Part Two

By Karin Mizgala, CEO and Co-founder, Money Coaches Canada In part one of this post, I wrote about financial and investment considerations for those in their 20s. If you read that article, you may remember that I mentioned time as being one … Continue reading

Posted in Ask Your Money Coach, Investing, Money Coaching, Retirement savings


RRSP vs RESP: How to Make the Right Choice

By Karin Mizgala, Co-Founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada From the moment our children are born we want the best for their future. Success is never guaranteed, but we hope to be able to offer them opportunities. And what better … Continue reading

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I’m Fed Up with Paying High Fees; Should I Manage My Own Portfolio?

By Karin Mizgala, Co-Founder and CEO It’s been over a year since the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) implemented phase 2 of the Client Relationship Model, known as CRM2. If you have investments, you will have received two reports in 2017; the … Continue reading

Posted in Investing, Money Coaching, Retirement savings