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An In-Depth Look At Your Canadian Pension Plan (Ep. 53)



One of the biggest cornerstones to retirement income planning is knowing the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and what your duties are associated with it. When planning for retirement, many people want to make sure they are setting themselves up for total security in their retirement. 

When it comes to retirement, its common to have questions like how much will you receive as your pension based on your contribution, the process of how much money from your current job is going into your retirement, and many more.

In this episode, Kris Dureau talks about the things you may not know about your retirement, helping you better understand what to look forward to once you decide to take out your pension. 

Kris discusses:

  • The reality of monthly payments once you start taking pension in your retirement
  • The meaning of Yearly Maximum Pensionable Earnings (YMPE) 
  • Your monthly CPP payment estimates and how to find that information
  • Contributing to your CPP while being self-employed
  • Factors that will affect your retirement
  • And more!

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3 Ways To Set Expectations Before Sending Your Kids to College (Ep. 52)



For many parents, there are a number of stressors that come along with sending your child to college. Whether they are leaving their childhood home or commuting to school, preparing yourself for this time will help ease the tension and allow you to offer your children advice for when that time comes. 

In this episode, Kris Dureau talks about the conversations you should be having with your children about finances prior to them leaving for college or university. Unfortunately, children are not taught financial literacy in high school or university, leaving them to figure it out as they make mistakes, which can be avoided with your new expertise in this area. 

Kris discusses:

  • The importance of setting clear expectations for your child before they graduate 
  • The benefits of living in a dorm and experiencing life independently during this age
  • The significance of maintaining good credit during those four years of school
  • Teaching your children to monitor cash flow ins and outs monthly
  • And more!

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Celebrating 50 Episodes: Take A Walk Down Memory Lane With Us (Ep. 51)



The Ride: Life, Work and Wealth has officially been running for 50 episodes. To celebrate, Kris Dureau is going through his top 6 most downloaded episodes, giving you an idea of what each one entails. 

This week, Kris details why each of these releases was such a hit, followed by important takeaways each one had to offer, giving you a crash course on his podcasting journey.

Kris gives an overview of:

  • What you should consider before making a big career decision
  • How to keep the cottage in the family and make sure you are saving on taxes  
  • Insight on when you should take your CPP payment
  • Why it is vital to write your life letters
  • And more!

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Fixed vs.Variable Mortgages: Here’s What You Need to Know with Derek Gold (Ep. 50)



Mortgage rates are on the rise. 

What should you do in this scenario?

Is it a good idea to get a fixed mortgage or variable mortgage? Do higher rates make it harder to qualify for a home loan?

In this episode, Derek Gold from Mortgage Scout joins Kris Dureau to unpack the different options you have when applying for home mortgages and repayments. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, Derek outlines the differences between fixed or variable mortgages to help you decide which option may work best for you. 

Derek discusses:

  • Fixed or variable mortgages — which people seem to pick the most
  • The different types of mortgages
  • The importance of finding the right lender
  • The new criteria for qualifying for a mortgage
  • Advice for those with an increased line of credit due to home renovations 
  • And more!

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About Our Guest:

Derek Gold is a mortgage agent at Mortgage Scout. Derek brings over eight years of independent brokerage experience. With extensive experience servicing the residential needs of customers, Derek has structured sound solutions, from getting clients into their first home to helping them build their real estate portfolio and become rental investors. 




Protecting Your Portfolio from Inflation (Ep. 49)



When talking about protecting your assets from inflation, many of us automatically think about gold. 

While gold often manages to hold its value and to appreciate, it isn’t a perfect inflation hedge.

In this episode, Kris Dureau fills you in on ways you can protect your portfolio from inflation. Rather than gold, Kris shows you other assets that could end up performing better in today’s environment.

Kris discusses:

  • Which assets protect your portfolio during inflation
  • Ways inflation can impact retirees and pre-retirees 
  • The sources of income that tend to increase faster than inflation
  • The role of cryptocurrency when it comes to protecting your portfolio from inflation
  • And more!

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10 Ways to Teach Your Kids How to Make Better Financial Decisions (Ep. 48)



To foster good financial habits for the future, it’s important for parents to talk to their children about money from an early age. You can start by simply opening a bank account for them or giving them a wallet/piggy bank.

In this episode, Kris Dureau will help you discover easy ways to educate your children about money and smart financial decision-making. Teaching them this discipline and the value of money could jump-start their journey towards being financially free adults! 

Kris discusses:

  • How to help your kids develop a healthy money mindset
  • Why teaching delayed gratification from young age is so important
  • Whether you should give your kids an allowance
  • Where your kids should save their money 
  • And more

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15 Quick Tips to Secure Your Finances Now and in the Future (Ep. 47)



Financial planning is not just about securing your tomorrow. It’s also about living a better today.

In this rapid-fire style episode, Kris Dureau walks you through 15 quick-hit tips to help you get a better handle on your finances, both now and in the future. Investments, tax planning, wealth transfer, debt management —Kris covers it all!

Kris discusses:

  • Accounts you should regularly contribute money towards
  • Steps you can take to weather market volatility
  • How to keep your finances organized (for you, your family, and your advisor)
  • Often-overlooked financial planning areas 
  • And more!

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Tax Filing Best Practices with Gary Armstrong, CPA, CGA (Ep. 46)



Tax season and tax filing season can be stressful if you are not well prepared.

Learn how to make things easier when filing your taxes next year in this episode of The Ride: Life, Work and Wealth with Gary Armstrong, chartered professional accountant and certified general accountant at Green Private Wealth Counsel – Harbourfront Wealth Management.

This week, Gary provides some best practices for you to put into practice when filing your taxes next year. He unveils key components you need to be aware of to ensure a smooth and efficient process.

Gary discusses:

  • Why you shouldn’t file your taxes too early
  • The difference between credits and deductions
  • Changes in tuition credits
  • What fees you can deduct from your portfolio
  • What you should know about income tax on foreign properties
  • The truth about accessing the CRA as an accountant
  • And more!

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About our Guest:

Gary Armstrong is a chartered professional accountant and certified general accountant (CPA, CGA) with a specialization in taxation through the In-Depth Tax Course offered by CPA Canada.  Before joining Green Private Wealth Counsel, Gary worked for almost ten years at a local accounting firm that focused on personal and corporate tax services for individuals and businesses of all sizes. Before that, Gary worked in 2 different large international accounting firms providing general accounting and US personal tax services.


The Four Wealth Destroyers (Ep. 45)



What reduces wealth — do you know? 

Find out in this episode, as Kris Dureau explains how taxes, inflation, fees, and overreacting to the market impact our savings, income, and investments. He also unveils ways we can avoid making common mistakes and make better decisions with our money.

Kris discusses:

  • The importance of working alongside helpful and supportive financial advisors 
  • Ways taxes, inflation, fees, and overreacting to the market impact our savings and investments
  • How to curb and overcome common wealth destroyers
  • The value of being aware of our emotions during times of volatility
  •  And more!

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The Ins and Outs of Pension Planning (Ep. 44)



Whether you’re retiring or changing jobs, remember to always have your pension plan in mind.

In this episode, Kris Dureau helps out the 37% of Canadians who still have pension plans. With an all-time high of employees moving jobs, here is how you can start planning around the options you have so you can get the most out of your employee pension.

Kris discusses:

  • The types of pension plans
  • What happens to your pension if you leave your job
  • What you should know about withdrawing from your pension before retirement
  • Taxable pension plans
  • And more!

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