Give your portfolio the love it needs to grow and build bank
You own a few mutual funds that were sold to you years ago, and you have no clue what's happening.
You have no idea if they're even right for you at this point, because your "advisor" (salesperson) didn't explain all that much to you at the time. You're afraid to ask because you don't want to seem dumb. You get your monthly statements but have NO CLUE what any of it means - except that your investments have made money (maybe).
Canadians pay one of the HIGHEST mutual fund fees in the world - about 2.35% per year. Doesn't sound like much? Oh, but it is. There's a reason why banks are rich, and baby boomers are retiring broke, indebted, and still working.
Instead of that $300,000 price tag that you are unknowingly paying over a 20-year period, you can turn your money-sucking mutual fund portfolio into a winning ETF portfolio for a fraction of the cost. I'm talking about giving yourself a 90% discount on something you'll be paying for the rest of your life! So why wait any longer?
That is, are you selling yourself short on your returns because you told your “advisor” (salesperson) that you don’t like risk. So here you are, 30 years ahead of you prior to retirement and you’re invested in a measly bond fund earning a meagre 4% per year. Oh yeah, and after that MER, you’re like making nothing. And then you complain your investments haven’t moved after all these years. So now you hate investing and you think it’s useless. That is NOT how it’s supposed to be!
Say you have a “balanced” portfolio, you’re in your high-earning years, and it’s not sheltered by a registered account, like TFSA/Roth IRA or RRSP/401k. You’re making next to nothing after-taxes on the “interest income” you receive.
They say the value of an advisor (a good one that actually cares about you and not just the commission they make off you), can add as much as 1.5% to your returns because they got you sticking to your plan. On a $250,000 portfolio, over a 20-year period, that’s over $86,000. Meanwhile, you can get access to good advice from a fee-only financial planner for about $2,000. That's roughly my cost for a complete comprehensive financial plan, which includes retirement planning, tax planning, education planning, insurance planning, investment planning, and cash flow planning..
If you want to make sure your money is working ONLY for you...
"Not only has Michelle helped me pay myself first and save money but she helped me in my process to pay off my student loans. I am finally debt free! I’ve also placed more in my Roth account the first 6 months of this year than all of last year, while going on multiple vacations!"
Heather L.- Dietician, Houston, Texas
We will focus on the investment aspect of your finances where I help you:
...and of course I will make sure your asset allocation, tax implications, and emotions around investing are addressed. You’re going to LOVE investing! I mean, who doesn't LOVE making money?
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So between the money-sucking mutual funds that can cost upwards of $300,000 over a lifetime, the one-on-one coaching that will guide you through the emotional turbulence involved with investing, and any tax implications you could be stuck with, can you afford not to take action?
That could be over $400,000 out of your pocket over a lifetime.
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