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Robb & Marie Engen

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Boomer & Echo
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Investing, Retirement
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Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
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RRSPs are a valuable tool for many taxpayers, which is why they are the backbone of many retirement plans. Getting the most out of your RRSP often involves thinking several years ahead, rather than just when the contribution deadline is looming. Here are five RRSP strategies to get you thinking beyond the basics: Claiming RRSP […] The post RRSP Strategies: Beyond The Basics appeared first on Financial Freedom. ...
Posted: Nov 15 2017 @ 12:37 AM
We all have quirky behaviours when it comes to managing money. One trick we fall victim to is called mental accounting. We separate our money into different types of mental accounts, with different rules, depending upon how we get it, how we spend it, and how it makes us feel. An easy example is when […] The post Mental Accounting and How We Spend Money appeared first on Financial Freedom. ...
Posted: Nov 13 2017 @ 12:37 AM
Repeat after me: The Canada Pension Plan will be there for me when I retire. In fact, CPP is sustainable over the next 75 years according to the most recent report issued by Canada’s Chief Actuary. This projection assumes a modest 3.9 percent annual real rate of return over that time. The plan is operated […] The post Weekend Reading: CPP Reality Check Edition appeared first on Financial Freedom. ...
Posted: Nov 11 2017 @ 1:48 PM
Most investors can get all the investment diversification they need with certain mutual funds and ETFs. But investing in stocks can be of greater interest to some investors who seek the thrill of attempting to beat the market. When you purchase stock, you own a piece of a company, which makes you a shareholder with […] The post Building Your Wealth: Investing In Stocks appeared first on Financial Freedom. ...
Posted: Nov 10 2017 @ 12:36 AM
I have been an executor three times now. Twice the process was fairly easy and straightforward. The wills were clear as to intentions and documents were easy to find. The other one – well let’s just say if I never have to deal with that kind of administration hell again, not to mention the disgruntled […] The post 4 End Of Life Strategies Your Survivors Will Thank You For appeared first ...
Posted: Nov 07 2017 @ 11:30 PM
A financial plan is a road map to help guide you to a better future. Not just about budgeting or investing, a good financial plan will help you navigate your way through all of life’s major financial milestones. On one hand, your financial plan acts as a set of rules or principles by which to […] The post Create Your Own Financial Plan With These Eight Steps appeared first on Financial ...
Posted: Nov 05 2017 @ 7:52 PM
Financial writer Jean Chatzky caused an uproar this week when she tweeted some advice on age-based savings benchmarks that, to some, seemed unattainable. By the time you’re 30, aim to have 1x your annual income set aside for retirement. At 40, 3x; at 50, 6x; at 60, 8x; and by retirement, 10x. — Jean Chatzky […] The post Weekend Reading: How Much Should We Save Edition appeared first on Financial Freedom. ...
Posted: Nov 05 2017 @ 1:12 AM
Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds are a great way to establish a balanced asset allocation and get plenty of diversification. One fund might be all you need, or you might decide you want to have a different mix that suits your investment goals. Investors once needed to comb through prospectuses and annual reports. The […] The post Choosing The Right Fund For Your Portfolio appeared first on Financial Freedom. ...
Posted: Nov 01 2017 @ 12:50 AM
This post is sponsored by RBC and Petro-Canada. All expressed opinions and experiences are my own words. In the classic Seinfeld episode, The Implant, George Costanza gets into an argument at a funeral reception with his girlfriend’s brother, Timmy, when accused of double dipping a chip. “Did you just double-dip that chip?” “Excuse me?” “You […] The post Double Dip the Savings with RBC and Petro-Canada appeared first on Financial Freedom. ...
Posted: Oct 31 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Long-time readers know I’m fascinated with behavioural psychology and how we make decisions, particularly about money. Of course, the most influential research in this field came from Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. Kahneman won a Nobel Prize in 2002 for his and Tversky’s work on judgement and decision-making (Tversky died in 1996), and his book, […] The post Weekend Reading: The Undoing Project Edition appeared first on Financial Freedom. ...
Posted: Oct 28 2017 @ 8:44 PM


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