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Posts Tagged ‘retirement’

What’s Up Wednesdays: The Road Ahead

July 23rd, 2014

Without resorting to the Willie Nelson song that inevitably comes to mind, we’re on the road again with this week’s speedlink. We kick off the journey with Duane Storey, who is planning a road trip across North America with his girlfriend. He is driving all the way from Chilliwack, British Columbia to Hamilton, Ontario and […]

Money Monday: Do You Want to Retire Early?

April 7th, 2014

The appeal of early retirement seems obvious enough. Even if you enjoy the work that you do, it’s only natural to yearn for the day when you no longer need to have a job. We desire that sense of freedom, because we think it will mean that we will no longer have to worry about […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Retired Vegan PlayStations

November 20th, 2013

What’s happening in the wonderful digital world of blogging? Let’s dive in and have a look. We start off with a story from Stacey Robinsmith. He tells us about his retired neighbor and how he threw away the alarm clock when he retired, living on his own schedule and drinking beer first thing in the […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: The Local Business

November 13th, 2013

Each week, I share five fun reads from the web. Let’s see what’s going down on this hump day. We start our journey with Jeremy Lim, who is now back in business with his blog. The first post of the “reboot” goes over some of his professional happenings, like his recent shift in focus toward […]

The Difference Between RRSPs and TFSAs

April 29th, 2013

In 2007, the world went boom. The real estate market in the US collapsed along with its banking system. In the wake of this was left the rest of the world. And Canada was no exception. This was also the year the Canadian government introduced to us the TFSA (tax free savings account). I’m not […]

Retirement Planning For Entrepreneurs Who Hate Taxes

March 25th, 2013

Last week, I mentioned I had a strategy of using whole life insurance as leverage. This strategy is the reason that every multi-millionaire and billionaire has purchased loads of whole life insurance over the course of their careers. It’s a strategy that’s simple to understand and accessible to every entrepreneur. It’s called the “corporate asset […]

Money Monday: What Is an RRIF?

March 4th, 2013

When you approach the world of finance, you’re going to encounter all sorts of different acronyms. This can be very confusing, even for the savviest of investors. In Canada, you might come across GICs, for example, which are Guaranteed Investment Certificates. You are guaranteed a certain interest rate on your investment for the defined period […]

Money Monday: The Problem With Pensions

February 4th, 2013

CPP, OAS, GIS, defined benefits, defined contributions… If you have them, take them while you can. The tools listed above are typically what people depend on for living out their retirement years. We’ve put money into them since the first day we worked and haven’t looked back. Unfortunately we haven’t looked at anything at all. […]