THIS WEEK: There are many strategies you can use to minimize your taxes with an RRSP - but some are risky business if you get caught relying too much on this single investment tool. Kevin was faced with this conundrum with a credit union member who suddenly wanted to make a significant withdrawal to manage her financial crisis. Find out what Travis and Sheena thought of this Money Problem - and how Kevin pulled together a plan to help.
WealthBeing’s mini Money Problem episodes share a real financial challenge or question from our members, clients, or listeners – and the advice our experts provided to help. Learn from their experience and you’ll be prepared to make the best financial decisions for your pocketbook.
Do you have a Money Problem you’d like our help with? You can contact Kevin, Sheena and Travis with your question at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will get back to you with an answer.
Or visit any of our Island Savings, Envision Financial, or Valley First locations to talk with an advisor who will provide personal financial advice.
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B.Eng, CFA, CFP®, CIM, FCSI, CIWM
Senior Wealth Advisor | Senior Investment Advisor
Island Savings Insurance Services | Credential Securities
Travis has been serving the financial needs of members in the Credit Union system since 2007 and is one of the most accredited financial advisors in Canada. He holds the globally recognized Charted Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, passing all three tests on his first attempt. In addition he is a Certified Financial Planner (top 1% of his class), Canadian Investment Manager (CIM), Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FSCI) and a Chartered Strategic Wealth Professional (CSWP).
Wealth Planning Specialist, Valley First
Sheena meets every client with a fervent desire to create a uniquely remarkable experience. As an accredited Certified Financial Planner, a Registered Retirement Consultant and a Responsible Investment Specialist, her array of knowledge and experience means that Sheena leave no question unanswered and no opportunity ignored. For people who seek help with retirement, education, investment, and succession planning, Sheena is a natural person to have on their team. Clients benefit from her strategic approach and “big picture” mindset that incorporates tax optimization ESG principals and integration.
Assistant Branch Manager, Envision Financial
When asked who has made the biggest impact in your life, does your financial advisor come to mind? If you've met Envision Financial Assistant Branch Manager, Kevin Lehman, he's likely in your top five personal game-changers. After attending the University of the Fraser Valley, Kevin sought new opportunities that led him to begin his career with Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union. And it is here that his "seize the day" approach to life propelled him to complete the Canadian Investment Funds Course, receive his mutual fund license and join the management team within five years. Today, as Kevin continues to pursue his Personal Financial Planner designation, he coaches a team of advisors to make a lasting impression on people's wellbeing.