What is the value of good financial advice?

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A good financial advisor will not only assess your current fiscal resources. They will also outline a plan to achieve your goal for a sound financial future.

As time passes, so does your opportunity to build a solid financial future. Suppose you are to develop an investment portfolio and a significant net worth. Will you personally determine how to purchase stocks among the international markets, analyse investment funds, and sidestep economic pitfalls as you invest all by yourself? Will your financial stability be based on our government’s pension plan? Did you know that its maximum benefit covers only 25% of the average Canadian’s wage?

Why involve an advisor in your financial affairs?

The majority of Canadians seek specialised professional help. Their work is to guide you towards achieving financial independence. An advisor’s work is to help you systematically achieve your goals and make your life dreams come true.

• An advisor must analyse your current financial resources to define appropriate financial strategies that are best suited to your current and future personal priorities, retirement goals and risk tolerance.

• Calculating your current net worth and cash flow after taxes is also essential. With a net worth statement, a financial specialist can identify any opportunities or problems relating to capital gains, life insurance, disability, and critical illness insurance needs versus your present coverage, investment growth, income taxation, retirement income needs, employee benefits, and potential capital gains tax liabilities for your estate. Parents must also assess educational funding needs and plans for any dependent adult child and special health care such as Long Term Care (LTC) for parents.


• Establishing a written plan sets forth specific solution-oriented recommendations and will enable you to see how ordering your finances can benefit your overall lifestyle.

• To achieve your goals and objectives, acting on the plan’s recommendations will be necessary. Building a solid portfolio of investments tailored to meet your goals and risk tolerance is essential for your future financial independence.

• Appropriate life and disability insurance coverage will ensure your plan meets family income needs, business debt or buy-out payments, and any tax liabilities for your estate.

• Finally, an advisor will establish a periodic review to monitor and refine your plan to accommodate birth, marriage, illness, or retirement events.



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