613-283-5510 info@pankow.ca

Independent, objective, and unbiased advice isn’t easy to find in today’s financial marketplace. Most advisors you could meet with work for a financial institution, and have an obligation to recommend products produced by that institution.

We are different.

We are a financial planning and investment advisory firm specializing in finding our clients the right solution to their financial, retirement, estate and investment planning needs. As we are not employed by a financial institution, we are able to be independent and unbiased in arranging for our clients the best plan for their insurance or investment needs

 

We draw on decades of wisdom and experience in drafting individualized, customized plans designed to guide our clients to the achievement of their goals. We are associated with the Wealth and Insurance Solutions Enterprise (within Freedom 55 Financial, a division of London Life Insurance Company), a specialized segment of advisors focused on meeting the complex needs of affluent Canadians.

There are literally thousands of investment funds available in Canada. We do daily research through a variety of sources so we can provide our clients with the information, options and insights they need to make the best decisions regarding their investment portfolios. We are able to source dozens of banks, trust companies and credit unions in an effort to find our clients the most competitive GIC rates, and utilize Canada’s leading life insurance companies to ensure we can tailor the most appropriate insurance products for our clients’ financial security needs.

Call us today for a personal consultation – 613-283-5510

WHAT WE OFFER
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Investment Services

Whether your objectives are preservation of wealth or building your future nest egg, Pankow Financial is here to help you. Especially if you don’t have an investment strategy yet, we can help you get started on your way to future financial stability. (Read more)

Planning Services

If you are currently retired or years away, reviewing your plan regularly makes sure all things are on track. With the ever-changing investment options and tax laws planning for retirement requires monitoring and regular updates to be sure you’re on top of things. (Read more)

Insurance Planning

We know that life insurance can provide some unique and valuable financial benefits, especially for those with dependents to support. It is often the best way to insure that your loved ones will be financially stable should you die prematurely. (Read more)

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Are you or someone you know living with a disability? Are you aware that the Government of Canada has developmed a program that can provide you with thousands of dollars in grants and bonds that can be invested for your future financial security?

Yes, believe it or not, for the right people, this means free money from your federal government.

Although this program has been around since 2008, most people are still not aware of it or its benefits.

if you are a resident of Canada under the age of 60, have a Social Insurance Number and are eligible for the Disability Tax Credit, you are eligible to open a Registered Disability Savings Plan. If you are collecting CPP disability or ODSP, you are likely eligible.

The program has two funding elements - one which provides a "matching" grant on contributions you or someone else makes to the plan for you. For example, a $1,500 annual contribution would receive a $3,500 Canada Disability Savings Grant if your family income is under the maximum amount (currently approx. 90,000 annually). The plans, once opened, are eligible for up to a $1,000 annual Canada Disability Savings Bond even with no other contributions.

Someone starting a plan now or in the future is able to go back and claim for all grant and bond amounts they would have been eligible for since 2008. That means that most qualifying people would be eligible for ten years of bond payments - or $10,000, even if they were not able to add any other money to the plan

A RDSP is considered a long-term investment and there are restrictions on when you can withdraw monies to spend. However, considering the incredible benefits they provide, including "free money" from the federal government, everyone who is eligible should get some professional advice to see how these plans can significantly enhance their future financial security.

Furthermore, a parent, spouse or common-law partner can also open a plan for a qualifying beneficiary and manage it on his or her behalf.

If you or someone you know is living with a disability, they should be considering starting a RDSP. I have helped numerous clients estabish a plan and would love to help more people build their future financial security. Call me at 613-283-5510 or message me here to learn more.

Here is a link to the Mackenzie Financial page on RDSPs: www.mackenzieinvestments.com/en/products/rdsp

There are no fees to establish a plan, the savings grow free of tax and future withdrawals do not affect an ODSP payments. These plans are complex and the rules can be a challenge to understand. That's why I am here to help. Please share this with anyone you know who is living with a disability.
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