Blog: Worry Free Retirement
I'm sure a number of you are finding retirement different from what you expected. It's always interesting to compare the world we live in with the world we anticipated it was going to be. Who could have foreseen an era of ultra-low interest rates? While low rates can...read more
For many retirees, one of the first investment strategies they likely ever heard was the â€˜buy-and-hold approach to investing. You will likely remember this simple concept - people purchase investments and hold them for an extended period of time, riding through the...read more
The single largest intergenerational wealth transfer in human history is about to take place. Over the next 40 years, baby boomers will pass an estimated $40 trillion to millennials. How You Transfer That Wealth Is Critical How you transfer that wealth is...read more
Over the last few years, creating portfolios specifically tailored to the needs of retired investors has become more complex. The days of buying an investment and holding it for the long term are long gone. With volatility as prevalent as it is today, and with all the...read more
The answer to this fundamental question is what will allow you and your investment advisor to design the ideal portfolio for your retirement. While many financial institutions and advisors rely on ready-made portfolios based on risk tolerance, I believe there is a...read more
Thinking About Retiring? Making the right investment decisions as a retiree is critical because those investments will provide you with income during retirement. Try to avoid these top four common mistakes that expose retirees to the very risks they are trying to...read more
You've worked hard all your life to build up your investment portfolio in preparation for retirement. What's the most important question now for many retirees - how do you not only protect your investments, but also pass them on to the next generation in the most...read more
It's no secret that market volatility has many investors concerned about how to best protect their wealth. According to research commissioned by the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC), it's also true that investors working with trusted financial advisors are...read more
At least I'm not losing any money! That's a common refrain I hear from people who have chosen to invest in Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GIC). But is that actually the case in this historically low interest rate environment? In a word, No. People often forget to...read more
Life expectancies in Canada have been on the rise for the past few decades. The latest Statistics Canada report reveals the average life expectancy is now 80 for men and 84 for women. Put another way, that means we should be preparing to live 15 to 20 years beyond our...read more
In an interview with Gary Marr from the Financial Post yesterday, we discussed the RRSP dilemma - debt or money for retirement? For many people, paying down debt comes first. But for some, with lines of credit at barely 2.5%, they don't realize they could take that...read more
It is difficult in general, to say what the best sources of yield or income are for retirees that are entering the drawdown stage of life. For many people, their investments provide the income they require to live life and pay their bills. However are the best sources...read more
What Our Clients Are Saying
Before I met Allan Small, I was in the workforce and invested with one of the major Canadian banks, my retirement portfolio was going nowhere. After investing with Allan Small, I am now retired and have a secure financial future.
Allan Small has acted as our financial advisor for the past 10 years and during that time we have developed a relationship built on trust and honesty. With Allan’s expertise, our portfolio has produced excellent results on a consistent basis.
I’ve had the pleasure of using Allan’s services for over 10 years. The only thing that has impressed me more than his responsiveness and overall professionalism has been the results. Amazing! I’m looking forward to another 10 years of success!
For the past 12 years my financial future has been in Allan’s capable hands. Allan is honest, trustworthy and dedicated. I trust his advice and guidance, and now in my senior years I am always encouraged by his optimism! Thank you Allan.
As a young investor, it's extremely comforting knowing my financial future is in the safe and fruitful hands of Allan. He's honest, transparent, dedicated to his craft, and he always responds - even on a beach vacation.