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Author: Evan Neufeld, CFP®

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In this episode of the Canadian Money Roadmap Podcast, host Evan Neufeld shares his personal journey to becoming a certified financial planner at an independent investment firm in Canada. Evan discusses his educational background, early entrepreneurial ventures, and the pivotal moments that led him to his current role. He elaborates on his experience transitioning his firm's dealer to Sterling Mutuals and explains what it means to work at an independent firm. Evan also shares insights into hi...
In today's episode, we're tackling one of the biggest challenges pre-retirees face: accurately calculating their retirement income needs. Many people underestimate their expenses, leading to potential shortfalls in their retirement planning.Join host Evan Neufeld as he breaks down the essential expenses you'll need to consider, including those that will remain, those that will disappear, and new ones that might arise. Evan provides practical tips and a free downloadable spreadsheet to help yo...
In this episode of the Canadian Money Roadmap Podcast, Evan Neufeld addresses a wide range of listener questions. Topics covered include understanding capital gains on property sales, taxation of CPP payments, investment strategies for different time horizons, setting up custodial accounts for children, and managing pensions from previous employers. Evan offers practical financial advice, discusses the importance of timeline-specific investment risk, and highlights the value of working ...
Can You Retire at 55 in Canada with $500,000? Watch this episode on YouTubeIn this special Tuesday edition of the Canadian Money Roadmap Podcast, host Evan Neufeld shares the audio from his recent YouTube video discussing the feasibility of retiring with $500,000 in savings for a 55-year-old couple. He explores various factors such as spending needs, savings strategies, and the impact of deferring Canada Pension Plan (CPP) benefits to age 70. Using retirement planning software and Monte Carlo...
In this episode I explore why a significant number of investment funds fail to outperform their benchmarks (let alone survive for the long term). This episode breaks down the critical factors of high fees and high turnover, offering insights on how these elements negatively impact fund performance.
In this episode, I introduce my new Fan Mail feature where you can text me your questions. Depending on the questions I receive, I might be able to feature it in a future episode! Click on the link above the description to send me a text question. To clarify a few questions about this service: I cannot reply to the text, I don't receive your full phone number, you will not receive any spam from me, and it doesn't give you my personal cell number either.At the end of the episode, I t...
Gain a clear understanding of trusts and how they can be leveraged for estate planning with tax expert Amanda Doucette, my insightful guest and fellow podcaster from The Tax Chick. We take the mystery out of trusts, explaining the three certainties - intention, subject matter, and beneficiaries - that are essential to their formation. Whether you're considering setting up a formal or informal trust, this episode illuminates the importance of precise documentation and the implications of each ...
On this week's episode, I was delighted to be a guest on Amanda Doucette's The Tax Chick Podcast to talk about all things Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs). As we delve into the nuanced world of TFSAs, you'll gain a clearer understanding of how these accounts can be much more than a place to stash your cash. Get the scoop on navigating over-contributions and withdrawals, and learn the critical aspects of setting up beneficiary designations and successor holder arrangements—vital knowledg...
Could the financial strategies that appear flawless on paper be leading us astray in the real world? We're peeling back the layers of investment principles to reveal why some inefficiencies might just be your portfolio's best friends. Taking a page from Morgan Housel's "Same as Ever: A Guide to What Never Changes," we delve into the unexpected virtues of financial buffers and the fallacy that cost always equates to value. Discover how the pandemic's strain on just-in-time manufacturing shines...
This week I'm joined by Mark McGrath as we dig into segregated funds. These investment vehicles blend mutual funds with insurance and offer unique guarantees but….. the benefits to investors are less clear. We delve into fees, performance, guarantees and other pros and cons. We also examine the human side, critiquing sales practices and exploring seg funds in estate planning. Whether you're a seasoned investor or just starting out, this episode provides essential guidance for i...
The stock market has looked great recently! Is it time to take some money off the table?In this episode, I walk you through the considerations you need to make to decide whether it is time to sell or stay the course.
This week, I'm tackling a few topics that were popular on Reddit over the last month. 1. What should you use for return assumptions in your planning? 2. Becoming a TFSA multi-millionaire3. What should be your priority after building your first $100,000**For a more in-depth look at expected returns, check out the recent Rational Reminder Podcast episode on the topic
In this week's episode we walk through the two phases of your RRSP: accumulation (RRSP) and spending (RRIF).
If you could split your income with your spouse, there is a pretty good chance you could drastically reduce your tax bill. In this episode, I show you how that will be possible for you in your retirement years.
This episode comes from The Canadian Money Roadmap YouTube channel from a video I posted on March 8 2024. If you want more content like what you find here on the podcast, the YouTube channel is the place for you! Thanks for listening and watching as always.
**I usually keep my episode descriptions pretty minimal but this AI generated description was too flavourful to keep to myself. Enjoy.**Ever find yourself marveling at grandma's mouthwatering dishes, only to discover her "secret ingredient" was something quite unexpected? That's the essence of my snowy Saskatchewan weekend revelation: the culinary magic of MSG is akin to the world of factor investing—both can enhance the outcome in surprisingly simple ways. Hitch a ride with me, Evan Ne...
Are ETF's safe?

Are ETF's safe?

2024-02-2819:04

In this episode I will discuss the ideas of "safe" investments and how risk can be viewed differently depending on your perspective.
In our conversation we discuss the concepts of the Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) movement. If you're wanting to pursue FIRE for yourself, we go over a few challenges you might run into and things to consider before committing your lifestyle to this goal.Connect with Sam Lichtman, CFP®
Unlock the full potential of your retirement savings with our latest episode, where we unravel the power of spousal RRSPs. As the RRSP deadline looms, we delve into strategies that not only prepare you for a stable retirement but also smartly align your savings with your current income bracket to maximize tax benefits. With an eye on the future, we discuss how adjusting your contributions can significantly reduce your taxable income now and how a spousal RRSP can be a game-changer...
In this episode I walk you through the benefits of registering for your CRA My Account. It is an incredibly useful tool for understanding your tax situation and finding tax slips all in one place. I would highly recommend that everyone register for it before you file your taxes this year!
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