Here’s what’s changed — and what hasn’t — in a pandemic RRSP season + MORE Jan 19th

Retirement planning getting you down? There are always smart ways to plan the financial aspects of your retirement.
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Downsizing vs reverse mortgage: which option is right for you? Feb 2nd

For many Canadians approaching retirement, their home is by far their largest asset. With detached homes in major cities selling for well above $1 million, it’s not surprising that owners expect to tap into that equity to help fund their golden years, prompting the common refrain: “My home is my.... More »
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How much has the pandemic hurt your retirement plans? We delve into the retirement portfolios of two couples hit hard by COVID-19 to see what damage was done + MORE Feb 16th

We start with Deborah and Daryl Burton, a Toronto twosome in their early 70s who both contracted COVID-19 early in the pandemic..... More »

What happens at the end of a reverse mortgage? Mar 9th

When you get a reverse mortgage, you tap the equity in your home without having to sell it. There are several advantages to having a reverse mortgage, for those who qualify: For one, you gain access to part of the cash value of your home, increasing your liquidity. Setup and legal fees are rolled in.... More »

How to maximize your last-minute RRSP contribution + MORE Jan 26th

Mark your calendars: the deadline for Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) contributions for the 2020 tax year is March 1, 2021. But before you rush to deposit your money in a GIC or high-interest RRSP savings account at a local bank and call it a win, you should know there are other options th.... More »

Reality-testing your financial plan + MORE Mar 16th

Q. I am contemplating changing financial planners and I just met with one who seemed very impressive. Within about three hours he had everything laid out for me: the investments I should purchase, the use of life insurance, delaying CPP to 70 and more. Still, I would like to get a second opinion bef.... More »
Here’s what’s changed — and what hasn’t — in a pandemic RRSP seasonIf you’ve been earning a good salary from a secure job, investing your savings in a tax-advantaged RRSP is a good idea. But if your income has suffered or your job security is uncertain, keeping what money you have saved in a TFSA is a better bet.

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Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, Scotiabank
Judith Chan, CFA
Portfolio Manager and Director of Portfolio Solutions
Scotia Global Asset Management, Scotiabank
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Financial Advisor, Investment and Retirement Planning, Scotiabank
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