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Financial thoughts, tips and tricks for you to consider.

Option traders should invest in insurance.

Option traders should invest in insurance. Many of my connections in the real estate world took the initiative this year to learn about option trading and are actively relying on this strategy for income and wealth creation.   Congratulations if you have taken the...

Infinite Banking is not Life Insurance

I have been getting a lot of inquires lately about infinite banking life insurance. Firstly, infinite banking is not life insurance.   But rather, infinite banking is a concept.   There are many other descriptions for the same idea.    Be your own banker.   Circle of...
Insure Your Lifestyle

Insure Your Lifestyle

As a Wealth Strategist the number one question I get from people approaching retirement is, “How much do I need to retire?”   And far too often we are not having the “What’s my number?” discussion early enough in the financial planning process.     Real Estate has...

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Financial Priorities

Financial Priorities

As a wealth strategist, when I speak with most of my clients their financial focus is usually on paying down debt, investing in stock markets or real estate, and saving for retirement. They overlook one of the most important pillars of financial success … life...

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10 Strategic Uses for Cash Value Insurance

10 Strategic Uses for Cash Value Insurance

Paydown versus interest only - enhance lifestyle by spending more of your wealth Reduce pressure on capital – less capital is needed to produce the same retirement lifestyle Reduce pressure on withdrawal rates – less reliance on traditional retirement savings and less...

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This is not a safe bet

This is not a safe bet

In Las Vegas the house is designed to win. Imagine that you're in Vegas, and there is a roulette table, where all the slots but one are black.  The caveat is that you are only allowed to bet on red.   And the chances of it landing on red are less than 5%. This is not...

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Quit Your Day Job

Quit Your Day Job

I work in the financial services business with a very unique approach to wealth and retirement planning. Everyday I actively support my clients in owning income properties in order to retire earlier with greater income security. So, I gladly accepted CREW’s QUIT YOUR...

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Pressures On Money In Retirement

Pressures On Money In Retirement

In retirement we enter the distribution phase of our economic life from the accumulation phase. We move from “Working for Dollars” to “Dollars at Work” During the distribution phase there is only a finite pool of resources. Adding new financial assets during...

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You Don’t Know Jack

You Don’t Know Jack

Jack is 45 and he just purchased $1,000,000 of Term 20 insurance. He pays $1,930 to the insurance company every year. The plan is to drop the insurance after 20 years. His family won't need it. Mortgage will be paid off. Wealth will be amassed. Children are through...

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A Million Dollars Of Debt

A Million Dollars Of Debt

Would you work with a financial planner that was a million dollars in debt? Before you say "No", read the full story. This is not your father's economy. This is not your father's economy. And it shouldn't be your father's saving strategy either. When our parents were...

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Kathleen van den Berg, MBA, CFP

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Brooklin, Ontario  L1M 0B2
Canada