Article Topic: Financial Planning

Financial thoughts, tips and tricks for you to consider.

You’re Not As Rich As You Think

There is this thing that financial services industry does that irks me to no end. Whenever they see an RSP Portfolio … and use this information in building a financial plan we use the balance at face value … and it is worth in fact … considerably less. Canadians need...

Designing the Perfect Investment

If you could design the perfect investment, what characteristics would it entail? Safe, maybe even guaranteed A Great Rate of Return is a must It would be great if you could use it as collateral and borrow against it. Being able to take money out when needed or put...
Safe Withdrawal Rate

Safe Withdrawal Rate

If you are not familiar with the term “Safe Withdrawal Rate” you should be.   Its the key factor to guide you in determining how much money you can withdrawal from your savings each year once you reach retirement.     Nobody wants to run out of money.    So using this...

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Are you spooked yet?

Are you spooked yet?

​Today scary decorations are all around our neighbourhood.   Halloween, the day of dressing up and trick-or-treating, is full of fun and excitement for the young.    But there are often 365 days of fears for retirees. What scares retirees the most? The Market When you...

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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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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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You Can’t Handle The Risk

You Can’t Handle The Risk

When I ask clients if they can handle risk, they usually say yes. Well let’s test that hypothesis then shall we. In 2008 did you get into the market or out of the market? How about 2020? If you got out of the market, then you can’t handle risk. If you invested more,...

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Kathleen van den Berg, MBA, CFP

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Brooklin, Ontario  L1M 0B2
Canada