In a world where education plays a pivotal role in shaping an individual’s future, saving for higher education has become more critical than ever. The cost of post-secondary education is constantly on the rise, and it can be a significant financial burden for families. However, the Canadian government has introduced a valuable tool to assist …
In this Questrade vs Wealthsimple article, we’re going to compare two of the most popular self-directed online investment platforms in Canada today. Both platforms make it easy for investors to enter the world of investing without needing to meet with a broker or financial advisor. These websites allow users to manage their own investment portfolios …
In this article, we’re going to talk about pension transfer, how it works in Canada, and what your options are. Within 30 days after you resign from a job or your employment termination, your pension plan provider or administrator should provide you with a written statement of benefits. This statement outlines your rights and options …
Is one million dollars enough to retire in Canada?
The short answer to this question is, of course, a resounding “yes”, but it may not be the kind of retirement that you’re thinking.
Whether or not one million dollars is enough to retire in Canada all depends on your lifestyle, spending habits, and health at retirement.
One million dollars is a huge chunk of money to retire on but in contrast, it isn’t as big of an amount as most Canadians would think.
While not all Canadians have a million dollars of a retirement portfolio, it isn’t something that you could afford to live a lavish lifestyle from. Well, at least if you plan to make it last throughout your lifetime.
When properly managed, a million bucks can provide you with $40,000 per year or around $3,000.00 a month of retirement income. That’s without considering any other income sources like government and/or company pensions (if any).
If not further invested, and at a withdrawal rate of $40,000.00 a year, a million bucks of retirement fund will last you 25-years. So if you’re looking to retire at 65 years old a million dollars, your money should last you until age your tender age of 85, the obvious risk here, of course, is the potential outliving your funds, in case you withdraw too much on a yearly basis.
This article aims to answer the frequently asked question from new self-directed investors:
How to open a self-directed TFSA?
Generally, there are two options you can consider when opening up a TFSA, one is through an independent broker, and the other, through a financial institution, like banks and credit unions.
Self-directed TFSA is a different breed, this is aimed at those who would like to take matters into their own hands, manage their own funds, and save on management fees on the process.
Opening a self-directed TFSA is simple, and quite straightforward. All you have to do is visit an online brokerage website, like QuesTrade, and sign up for an account.
Once your account is approved, simply select TFSA as your account type, and you’re off to the races.
This article talks about the benefits and risks of investing in the stock market to help you gauge, whether or not stock investing is right for you. Investing in the stock market has its share of risks and rewards due to various factors and conditions. For instance, when trading conditions are favorable, investors earn excellent …