Kids are leaving so TIME to focus on you!

Posted on 07/12/17 5:02 PM by Kevin Lavigne. Filed under News

So your 50ish years old and you’ve worked hard the past 30 years just to pay your expenses and support your family. Your kids are moving away to go to school or do some travelling and NOW it’s time to make retirement planning your first priority. You can see the light at the end of…

WIN by not Losing. It’s Sun Tanning TIME!

Posted on 07/6/17 1:00 PM by Kevin Lavigne. Filed under News

Win by not losing! Do you know how long it will take your original investment to recover if it has lost money. If your investment was worth $100,000 and you lost 15% due to a correction in the markets you would be left with $85,000. Using a reasonable 7% annual rate of return combined with…

Knowledge is Power. It’s TIME to walk my dog!

Posted on 06/29/17 1:31 PM by Kevin Lavigne. Filed under News

Are you behind or ahead on your retirement savings? What does actually mean to you? Everyone has heard that you need to save 10% of your pay cheque to reach your retirement goals. In fact it all depends when you start saving. Fidelity says that you need to save 15% of your salary for 30…

It takes a Team. It’s Kite Flying TIME!

Posted on 06/22/17 4:14 PM by Kevin Lavigne. Filed under News

Financial Planning is Complicated! Each individual has many different financial disciplines that need to be attended too. There are three different types of expertise that is often required to reach your financial goals most efficiently. You should have a qualified accountant to help you manage your tax efficiencies and help you take advantage of tax…

A Tax Strategy for Retirement. It’s BBQ TIME!

Posted on 06/15/17 1:38 PM by Kevin Lavigne. Filed under News

When you get to retirement you want to have equal savings with your spouse so that you can each receive the same income for tax saving purposes. If you and your spouse want to spend $100,000 in retirement and only 1 person takes all of that income then you will be taxed approximately 40% but…

Transferring Wealth Problems. It’s Hiking Time!

Posted on 06/8/17 12:18 AM by Kevin Lavigne. Filed under News

We work hard building assets through our life time and often most end up with more assets that they could not have imagined when they first started out. This is a good place to be and it opens the conversation how they would like their Legacy to be left. Then the question is what happens…

Not for Everyone. It’s Fishing TIME!

Posted on 06/2/17 11:25 AM by Kevin Lavigne. Filed under News

This video needs to start off by saying THIS IS a higher risk idea and NOT FOR EVERYONE! Leverage Loans can be very lucrative. If you borrow $100,000 at 4% interest and invest it into a qualified investment portfolio Your cost to borrow is $4000 per year. If your income has you in a 30%…

Free RESP money. It’s Zipline TIME!!

Posted on 05/24/17 4:23 PM by Kevin Lavigne. Filed under News

Helping a child with post secondary costs is one of the most important investments you can make in their future, especially in today’s competitive environment where education is crucial to success. Each year you save in an RESP the government will add up to 20% of your savings as well. We all know the government…

Pay Off Your Mortgage Quicker or Invest? It’s Tennis TIME!!!

Posted on 05/17/17 3:02 PM by Kevin Lavigne. Filed under News

People of all ages and wealth are making it a priority to pay down their mortgage first. That made sense when mortgage rates were at 10% plus. But with today’s low interest rates it MAY not the best use of money. If you have done a full financial plan and you don’t have enough retirement…

Big Difference Between Us and Them. It’s Cruiser TIME!

Posted on 05/10/17 11:47 AM by Kevin Lavigne. Filed under News

There are Financial Plans and then there are Comprehensive Financial Plans. Most institutions will offer you a financial plan these days. However the focus of most plans are focused on wealth accumulation like retirement income and building assets. The problem is there are several financial disciplines that need be included when completing your financial plan….