Nina Asusa, Broker

Nina's journey in real estate began in the early 1990's where her passion for real-estate quickly grew from an investor and home renovator, to where she is today. In 2006*, Nina launched her full-time real estate career and quickly found herself helping her clients, who many became friends, achieve not just any lifestyle, but the lifestyle they wanted for themselves. Her model was and always will be ''Don't follow someone else's story; create your own story, create your own lifestyle, because 'home is where your story begins.'''  From a single realtor, to developing a strong team of realtors she personally mentored and later owning a real estate brokerage firm, Nina's focus remained the same. She continues to channel her high energy and extensive experience into understanding her client's needs and wants, and in helping them in their real estate journey. Nina's greatest honour is the trust others grant her when welcoming her in their life's journey.

Retirement planning: Considerations


Retirement planning: Considerations



Nearly half (48%) of the retired Canadians surveyed agreed with the statement: “I’m worried about my money lasting my lifetime”1. That’s an unsettling statistic as Canadians are living longer. The impact is that many of us are at a greater risk of outliving our savings.

The silver lining is that you can still create a strong financial plan which can help you enjoy a more comfortable retirement. The best approach is allowing more time to let your savings grow.

Being proactive is the first step to financial security. Here are some crucial points to consider regarding your retirement plan:

Target retirement age. The longer you work, the more money you can put towards retirement. But for some people, poor health or an unfavourable job market can force early retirement, and this could cause financial hardship. It’s wise to prepare for both your preferred retirement date and an earlier date, just in case.

Retirement income sources. To see if you will have enough to fund your retirement, try estimating the money you’ll have available in retirement, from savings and investments to pension plans, registered retirement savings plans and government income sources. You’ll then need to estimate your expenses in retirement to see if any funding gap exists.

Retirement lifestyle. Freedom from working also means finding ways to occupy your time. Hobbies, travelling, spending time with family and doing charity work are common retirement pursuits. Once you have an idea of your desired lifestyle, you can calculate the cost of those pursuits in retirement.

Seeking Advice
Many Canadians are either misinformed or working with incorrect assumptions when it comes to planning for their retirement years and retirement income. Getting educated on how much you will need, and where it’s going to come from is a critical part of planning for your future and adjusting to new economic realities.  This is where I can help with expert advice to help you reach your retirement goals.

Do you know how much you need to save to retire? Or how much you will need in retirement income?  Call me today to discuss your retirement income needs. Together we can develop a plan that takes into consideration everything that can impact your retirement plans.  

Click here if you would be interested in booking an appointment with a financial advisor regarding financial planning or other estate plans you are considering.
This article was originally published in January 2019 at supplied by Scott Penney, PFP® and Wealth Advisor with Investment Planning Counsel of Canada.

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