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Nahanni Ackroyd, B.A., M.Ed., CFP®

Certified Financial Planner®
Investment Representative
Freedom 55 Financial

Blog Posts

Time to RRIF

If you’ve turned 71 this year, and you have RRSPs, happy birthday and it’s time to RRIF!

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Happy Seniors’ Month!

As we get older, our financial needs change. Much of our income becomes ‘fixed’ – from government sources, pension plans and RRIFs. With some planning, you can have a separate fund for bigger one-time expenses such as vacations, roof repairs or health emergencies.

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Gifts for grandchildren

Do you want to give money to your grandchildren while you’re still alive? There are many ways you can give money while bypassing your will.

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Will I have enough?

This is almost always the first question clients ask about retiring. The good news: it’s relatively easy to figure out if you’ll have enough.

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Can I retire ?

It’s no wonder that summer vacations lead to questions about retirement. You’re relaxed and having fun, sleeping in or getting lots done. Taking a break from work and your usual routine may spark some questions about whether you really have to go back to work. Having an honest look at your expectations in retirement is an important part of this process. </p>

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A money-free weekend!

Looking to cut back a little? Want to experiment with living with less? Try taking a money-free weekend! With a little planning, you can find lots of great activities to do, that don’t cost a cent.

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Critical uncovered

A critical illness can strike any one of us, at any time and with no warning. You likely know someone who has had cancer, a heart attack or stroke, and who has lived through it. The emotional wear and tear can be intense, as can the financial stress. Critical illness insurance, which pays a tax free living benefit to survivors of insured critical illnesses, can help mitigate the financial impact.

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Estate and end of life planning

In September 2016, I was interviewed for "The Show' on Shaw TV. Please watch, as we discuss estate and end of life planning.

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