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Articles By Allan Norman, MSc, CFP, CIM:

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Can you delay a RRIF withdrawal?

Let’s set the facts straight about RRSP/RRIF conversion, withdrawal amounts, claw backs and withholding taxes.

Can you delay a RRIF withdrawal?
Grieving family gathers around computer to sort through their parents' estate

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“Our parents just passed. What do we do about their estate?”

Two siblings’ complex inheritance provides a case study in minimizing death taxes.

“Our parents just passed. What do we do about their estate?”
Woman researching her withdrawal exceptions for financial hardship

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Financial hardship withdrawal exceptions and increasing income in retirement

Money in a LIRA or LIF is intended to last a lifetime, making it difficult to access more than...

Financial hardship withdrawal exceptions and increasing income in retirement

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Using a HELOC as an investment strategy: not as taboo as you might think

Would leveraging the equity in a home to invest in dividend-paying investments lead to tax repercussions?

Using a HELOC as an investment strategy: not as taboo as you might think
Happy senior parents and their adult son having fun while greeting in the kitchen.

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How to model retirement income in Canada

The risk of having too much money left when you die is real. Often realizing this comes too late...

How to model retirement income in Canada
Man happy deciding where to put his retired income: RRSP or TFSA

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Where should working retirees put extra income: A TFSA or an RRSP?

Working Canadian retirees may look at CPP and OAS as extra income. Is putting that money in a TFSA...

Where should working retirees put extra income: A TFSA or an RRSP?
A Canadian woman in her 60s, pondering if, as a senior, she should cancel her life insurance.

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Should seniors cancel their life insurance policies?

At what point do we no longer need life insurance? You will find the answer by going back to...

Should seniors cancel their life insurance policies?
A woman smiling after learning what she should do with $100,000

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Is it OK to leave $100,000 in a high-interest savings account?

There is no avoiding risk. Even a high-interest savings account could lose its purchasing power. So, what’s the safest...

Is it OK to leave $100,000 in a high-interest savings account?
Two women retired after making a decision for CPP DI

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CPP and disability: When should you retire and start your pension?

When collecting disability, retiring early is an option. But find out how that can impact disability income and retirement...

CPP and disability: When should you retire and start your pension?