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Peter Wouters

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

Recent Posts

4 Fixes for common budgeting mistakes

Helpful Tips, Investments, Personal Finance, Insurance

Post-holiday debt- A familiar word to many Canadians after weeks of shopping, eating  and celebrating the season with loved ones. It’s only after the damage is done that we begin to think about proper budgeting. If you are having budgeting problems, you may be doing it wrong. Check out these four common budgeting mistakes that can help you get on the right track for the holidays.

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Saving money. It's about balance.

Helpful Tips, Investments, Personal Finance, Insurance

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Debt and cash flow management tips

Investments, Personal Finance

I've written a number of articles on debt. It may not be a popular topic but it is a top concern amongst working Canadians. A recent report entitled; Generation Why!, focused on the top concerns expressed by Millennials. Not surprisingly, 3 out of 10 Millennials said that paying down debt is their greatest financial concern1.

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Life & Money Matters: Getting a Grip on Excessive Debt

Investments, Personal Finance

A decade or more of low interest rates has accelerated the habit of supporting lifestyles with credit instead of cash flow resulting in historically high debt levels for Canadian households.

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Paying down debt: a great investment

Investments, Personal Finance

The world seems to revolve around credit cards and getting loyalty points.

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Getting a Grip on Excessive Debt

Investments, Personal Finance

Debt used to be a four letter word. Now it’s just a word. Is it good debt or bad debt? What can you do to get a better grip on your spending and redirect money to grow your investable assets?

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Millennials and Retirement

Investments, Personal Finance

In my last article, I wrote about Age, Gender and Retirement Perspectives. The opinion of retirees and older workers alike is that millennials may have a better chance to control their future when it comes to saving money for their future lifestyles. Let's take a closer look at that and consider the millennial perspective.

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Age, Gender and Retirement Perspectives

Investments, Personal Finance

Do you think that retirement for you and future generations will be significantly different than it is for current retirees? If you say, “yes”, you’re not alone. Most consumers anticipate meaningful differences. Thoughts, expectations, confidence and planning do differ when considering age and gender. Here are some recent findings shared with permission from the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute. If the Shoe Fits: Generational Names and Retirement Attitudes, 2017.

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Life & Money Matters: Accumulating Money

Investments, Personal Finance

Saving for retirement is tough, considering all of the demands you have now. But with the numerous investment options available, how do you choose which one is right for you? In this installment of Life & Money Matters Peter discusses the three things you need to accumulate money.

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5 tips for financial success in later life

Investments, Personal Finance

The things you need to do to build your finances which can support your wants and goals are simple. Sometimes doing them isn't so simple. For most people, this becomes a matter of choice. Practice makes it easier. Here are some tips to build lifestyle success for your future you.

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