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Peter Wouters

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

Recent Posts

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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Retirement. What’s the worry and why?

Investments, Personal Finance

A fear of retirement continues to grip Canadians, even as retired Canadians lead happy lives. This is supported by the headlines you read, the sound bites you hear on television and the research that continues to focus on retirement. A recent report on Retirement noted that almost 7/10 working age people are worried about running out of money and having enough money to live on day to day1. A Retirement Risk Survey by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries found that 72% of Canadians are worried about maintaining a comfortable standard of living in retirement2.

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Federal Budget Canada, 2017; what’s not changing

Investments, Personal Finance

Each year brings us lots of speculation about what the Federal Government is planning to do that will give us something or take something away. The past few months have been no exception. Here are six items that aren’t on the list of things being taken away, taxed more or changed. We won’t see major changes to the Income Tax Act (Canada) in the following areas, at least for the time being:

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Life & Money Matters: Retirement Realities for Boomers

Investments, Personal Finance

Does your retirement reality fit your own vision and experiences? In this video, Peter demystifies the commonly held perceptions about retirement among boomers and younger generations.

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Life & Money Matters: Pay Yourself First

Investments, Personal Finance

The power of saving early and steadily for the long term can make a great impact on your retirement lifestyle. In this installment of Life & Money Matters Peter shares some thoughts on the benefits of paying yourself first.

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