Tag Archives: Retirement

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

Posted in Money Coaching, Relationship to money, Retirement savings


Should I take CPP at age 60?

By Barbara Knoblach, PhD, CFP® The calendar has flipped, and we have a new year ahead. Bring on 2020. The kids are back at school; homework, lessons and sports practice have begun to fill the family calendar again. Summer holidays … 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

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


How Can My Home Equity Support My Retirement Goals?

By Christine Williston, B.A., FPSC Level 1® For older Canadians, with a paid or almost paid mortgage, ever increasing home values feels like watching winning numbers come up in the lottery. But how best to cash in the ticket? Or should it even … Continue reading

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How Divorce Can Affect Your Retirement

By Annie Kvick, B.Ed, CFP® The ending of a marriage is an unfortunate reality for many Canadians, it creates emotional upheaval for both partners and any children involved. But studies have shown that it generally impacts a woman’s financial well-being longer … Continue reading

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6 things to consider before investing in a rental property

By Karin Mizgala, co-founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada The average Canadian house price hit $508,567 in March however that number is skewed by the incredibly hot real estate markets in Vancouver and Toronto. If you remove those markets from … Continue reading

Posted in Ask Your Money Coach, Investing


How Much Do You Need to Retire?

By Steve Bridge, BA (Hons.), FPSC Level 1® Certificant in Financial Planning Retirement, or financial independence, ranks as one of people’s top financial goals. Despite that, in the face of so many immediate financial pressures, it’s easy to avoid thinking … Continue reading

Posted in Budgeting and Cash Flow, Retirement savings


Meet our Money Coach: Tom Feigs

Financial planner and money coach Tom Feigs was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, but his favourite piece of advice for Canadians concerned that they aren’t prepared for retirement, comes from the East, not the West. It’s a Chinese Proverb: … Continue reading

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Meet our Money Coach: Annie Kvick

For many Canadians, taking charge of their finances feels like being asked to scale a mountain. They may feel overwhelmed, intimidated, or afraid of making a misstep that sends them tumbling financially backwards. Money Coach Annie Kvick, knows what it … Continue reading

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