Retirement

Retirement Income – Not All Income is Created Equal 2/3

Retirement Income – Not All Income is Created Equal 2/3

When planning for retirement, not all income is created equal. Some income is guaranteed some is not. Some income is flexible some is less flexible.  The key to creating a balanced income in retirement is to diversify your financial assets and income streams. This is the focus of the second part of my series on Retirement Income(…)

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Retirement Income – How much is Enough Part 1/3

Retirement Income – How much is Enough Part 1/3

The image of retirement is one of luxury vacations, golfing with your friends 3 days a week and spending time with/and spoiling the grand children. The reality for many is pinching pennies, limited travel and maybe dinner out once a month. Many baby boomer’s are finding the costs of their lifestyle are too much to(…)

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Save by Going Green

Save by Going Green

The real estate market has slowed in the Okanagan and many are asking what can be done to find more buyers.  Government has come up with a program that encourages home sellers  to improve the energy efficiency of their homes with rebates and at the same time give a rebate on CMHC fees to the(…)

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New Retirement

New Retirement

In Kelowna I meet at least 2 people a week that have relocated to the valley to prepare for an early retirement. They have left the high paying jobs in Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton sold the family home and moved to the Okanagan Valley to be closer to aging parents.Their plan is to work another 5-7 years, and with(…)

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