commuting your pension

How Commuting Your Pension Allows You To Manipulate Your Income

Deciding between commuting your pension or opting for the monthly income stream is a big retirement decision that contains several complexities. In this brief 3-minute video I provide clarity on the benefits of taking the commuted value compared to the monthly income stream. If you’d like to discuss your personal situation and explore your financial…

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Selling The Farm? Keep an Eye on Your Tax Bracket

Selling The Farm? Keep an Eye on Your Tax Bracket

In Canada, we have a progressive tax system, which means lower-income earners will pay less tax on a percentage basis compared to higher-income earners. Tax Brackets Explained Here are the combined Manitoba and Federal tax brackets for 2020: Provincial and Federal Tax Rates (Combined) Taxable Income Tax Rate $0 to $33,389 25.80% $33,389-$48,535 27.75% $48,535-$72,164…

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Financial Advice for Manitoba Hydro Employees

I’ve had the pleasure of working with several clients who work or have retired from Manitoba Hydro. While each person’s financial situation is different, some commonalities exist amongst those sharing and employer. This guide identifies those shared characteristics and provides advice regarding their financial planning implications. What makes your financial situation unique? As an employee…

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Buy Low Sell High

Your last chance to buy low

As I write this on April 29th, 2020, US markets have bounced back 31.38% over five weeks from their March 23rd lows. For those of you who invested when markets were down 30%, well done. You have made a rapid 30%. If you hesitated or you still have some cash sitting on the sidelines, I…

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