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Peter Wouters

Directeur, Planification fiscale et successorale et planification de la retraite, Gestion de patrimoine
Placements Empire Vie

Recent Posts

Diversification: risk and opportunity

Investments, Personal Finance

I’m sure many of you have heard the following statements. Perhaps you have made them yourselves.

“I don’t like taking risks with my money.”

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Managing Health and Death Risk in Retirement

Helpful Tips, Insurance

When saving for retirement, you may get sick or have an accident, suffer a critical illness, require long term care or pass away. These factors should be considered when looking at savings and spending during retirement. Contingency planning plays a key role in comprehensive retirement income planning.

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Where are you in your retirement life–cycle?

Investments, Personal Finance

I have been seeing more and more of my friends retire over the last couple of years. As prepared as some thought they were about leaving their work behind, six months or so later, they found themselves struggling with what their version of the next phase of their life and themselves would look like.

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Worried about taxes at death?

Helpful Tips, Insurance

What's the biggest cheque you or your estate will ever write? When do you think that might happen?

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RRSP contributions for working seniors

Investments, Personal Finance

Stan is turning 71 this year. He is enjoying a life filled with travel, relaxation and time with his family. Like more and more people, work is still very much a part of his life. Stan expects to work at least part-time for the foreseeable future. To Stan, this keeps his mind active and helps define who he is. He would like the opportunity to claim Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) deductions after age 71 even though he knows he must mature his own plan by the end of the year he turns age 71. What are his options?

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The debt problem test

Helpful Tips, Insurance

Do you have an issue with debt? Take a moment to answer these 13 questions and start a frank self-assessment of your money management habits.

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5 Debt reduction ideas for the new year

Helpful Tips, Insurance

You went into the recent holiday season with your accumulated 2017 debt and you may have spent more than you should have. Now, you’re going head first into 2018 with even more debt.

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Life & Money Matters: Paying the price for post-secondary education

Investments, Personal Finance

 At least 70% of new jobs require some form of post-secondary education or specialized training and the price of entry isn’t cheap. Post-secondary costs have steadily risen and continue to rise on a yearly basis.

In this installment of Life & Money Matters, Peter Wouters explores different strategies as well as factors to keep in mind  when saving for the cost of post-secondary education. 

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Financial tips for your younger self

Investments, Personal Finance

Do you ever wish you could talk to your younger self about lessons you've learned, more than a few of them the hard way? There are the mishaps you could have avoided, the errors in judgement you could have missed and the regrets you wouldn't hold. How much better would you feel now if you could turn the clock back? And that includes the extra money you would have to fund the better lifestyle you could look forward to in the decades ahead. Let's consider some financial tips.

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Common cash flow problems facing small business owners

Investments, Personal Finance

I’ve written about the debt problem and cash flow management as they relate to individuals. What if those individuals are business owners? Some of the issues and habits that cripple individuals from effectively managing their personal cash flow are the same for business owners. 

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