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Plus Some Spectacular Savings.

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HOW TO KEEP YOUR
NET WORTH & BOOST REGISTERED INCOME.

WHY AGE IS NOT THE
KEY NUMBER TO KNOW

Retirement may be something you planning for. Or you may already be there. In both cases, you need to know if your investments will last for your life expectancy. In other words, are you Retirement Ready Or Not (RRON)?

Being RRON means you can answer the following questions easily:

  • What rate of return you need on your investments?
  • How much do you need to save?
  • At what age can I retire comfortably?
  • Will I have to reduce my retirement lifestyle?

PensionizeMe Wealth Services (PMWS) answers these questions, then puts a strategy in place to get as close as possible to meeting your goals, while minimizing taxes.

ELEMENTARY METHOD
AND HOW WE APPLY IT

  1. Identify & Avoid Wealth Transfers.
  2. Put you in Control of your Capital.
  3. Present and explain the Strategy.
  4. Execute.
  5. Adapt if needed.

" It is not the Strongest of the Species that Survives, nor the Most Intelligent, but the One Most responsive to Change. "

REALITY OF RETIREMENT
LIFE AND OUR STRATEGY.

PensionizeMe Wealth Services (PMWS) seeks to minimize costs when managing client portfolios. Keeping an eye on cost, like in any business, means more money working for you and your future.

A few people have asked how can your fees be so competitive? The answer is simple. PMWS leverages technology and as result we can pass along the savings to our clients. PMWS uses leading edge professional screening tools that minimize the time required to find opportunity and then decide whether to act.

PMWS helps meet client needs using Closed End Funds (CEFs) and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) to attempt to develop a sustainable tax efficient income stream. In essence, a Pension Plan.




elementary
MethodS we know & apply

1. Identify Unforced Errors

2. Bring Predictable L.U.C.K.

3. Knowing Your Strategy Pays

4. Precise Tools and Execution.

5. Rules based Income Investing

who we serve,
what i do not do & why it's all about you.

You may be planning for retirement, or you may already be there. Regardless, you should know if your investments will last for your life expectancy. 

In other words, are you Retirement Ready Or Not (RRON)?

Contact me. Let us  have a look and find out.


a few things to know About Me

PensionizeMe Wealth Services (PMWS) conducts its advisory business on the independent integrated platform of Aligned Capital Partners Inc (ACPI).

Ray Dragunas is a Senior Portfolio Manager and veteran of the Investment industry with over 25 years of experience servicing the wealth management needs of some of Canada’s wealthiest families.


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canadian funds.
mers & trailers.

Mutual funds are a great vehicle to get you started on the road to saving for your future. Mutual fund fees vary greatly between the type (equity vs bond) and “class” of fund.
Morningstar conducted a study and found that Canadians pay some of the highest fees globally for funds. The median for allocation funds came in at 1.94% and 1.98% for equity funds.

$250,000 @ 1.94% = $4,850
$400,000 @ 1.94% = $7,760
$500,000 @ 1.94% = $9,700

 $1M managed = $19,400

Fees charged by mutual fund companies are not tax deductible for any type of account.

conventional
compensation

Traditional Investment Counselling firms charge fees as a percentage of assets, and fees vary from manager to manager.

Commissions may also be charged in addition to the management fee.

The following is a sample of what a sliding fee schedule will look like and could be subject to a minimum charge.

first $500K @ 1.50% = $7,500
next $250K @ 1.25% = $3,125
next $250K @ 1.00% = $2,500
$1M+ @0.50% = $5,000
$1M managed = $13,125

Fees in these circumstances should also be tax deductible for non-registered accounts.

LOW FLAT FEE. FOR SHARP INVESTORs.

PensionizeMe prides itself on
simplicity and fee transparency.
Our fees are 1.00% of Assets
managed, with a minimum fee of
$3,500 plus HST and a hard ceiling
set at $7,500 Flat.
Cost of trades is 15.00 plus HST
PMWS does not make  money on trading commissions we charge.

$250K = $3,500 or 1.4%
$400K = $4,000 or 1.0%
$500K = $5,000 or 1.0%
$750K = $7,500 or 1.0%

$ 750 000.00 +
$7,500 Flat Fee
4 Sharp People

Net of HST if applicable. Tax Deductible in non-registered Canadian Investment Accounts.

TRUSTED, TESTED AND VERIFIED.
MEET OUR PRACTICE PARTNERS.

PLEASE NOTE : Partner services are offered by independent companies, separate & distinct from PMWS & ACPI.

How do you do it?

How can your fees be so competitive? The answer is simple. PMWS leverages technology and as result we can pass along the savings to our clients.

PMWS leverages technology throughout the client experience. From client onboarding, reporting, managing accounts to using screening tools in our investment process.

Methodology

5 SIMPLE STEPS TO NET INCOME INDEPENDENCE

1. dETECT. DEDUCe and reduce your COSTs.

There are 5 areas where wealth transfers occur:

  1. How you finance your home purchase.
  2. Taxes. Don’t pay more than you should.
  3. Using Retirement plans effectively.
  4. Savings for Education.
  5. Paying for Major Capital Purchases

 

There are saving that can easily be identified in each of the 5 areas. Those saving can then be put to work for the future.

2. Bring L.U.C.K. to your money

Gaining control of your money is more than balancing the cheque book. Imagine knowing how each part of your strategy has your money working for you. The corner stone is being able to access your money on your terms. Not someone else’s. PMWS like to use the acronym LUCK.

Liquidity – knowing you can access your money easily.

Use – Accessing your money is for your use and not subject to outside opinion.

Compounding – Having your money compound for your future use in a tax efficient manner.

Knowledge – knowing that your money is working for you and your future and no one else’s.

3. fine tuning and Presenting your
income Strategy

After identifying your unique issues and goals, present a strategy that focuses on generating tax efficient income with an eye on risk management. Earning income and growing your capital is one thing, keeping the most you can after tax is key.

4. Executing

After we present the strategy, it will be put into action across your household accounts, scaled in over an agreed upon time frame. Any areas where wealth transfers are occurring will also be addressed at this stage and a strategy put in place to save those dollars and get them working for you.

5. Rules Based Investing

Unfortunately, many changes to portfolios tend to be made on an emotional level. This is understandable, after all you worked hard to save and invest, and you don’t want to lose.

PWMS removes the emotion by using a rules-based approach to invest for parts of our portfolios. We work hard to choose investments that even if they drop in value temporarily, should continue to comfortably pay out an income stream to our clients.

Market conditions can change almost daily. PMWS are not day traders. We are sensitive to changes in market sentiment. If we feel that there is a need to make changes to the portfolio we will.

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Why us?

WHY AN INTEGRATED ADVISORY BUSINESS MODEL IS A WIN-WIN FOR RETIREMENT PRACTITIONERS

Why people change advisors and why would you short list us as a possible choice? What are the advantages of working with us? Here are five reasons to consider:

1. Big Picture perspective

This involves looking at all aspects of your financial situation, including your goals, risk tolerance and overall financial health, in order to create a comprehensive wealth management plan.

2. Fee-Based

Being fee-based means our economic interests are aligned with yours. If you are successful, we are successful. It also means you aren’t tied up for years in complicated products. We are humans, so we have made some mistakes before, but we learned from them, we got better and moved on. We also believe this is the best client-advisor relationship model.

3. I am an Advisor, Not a Salesman

I focus on understanding and meeting your unique needs and goals, and providing personalized recommendations and strategies that are tailored to your individual financial situation.

Let me be radically honest. I am independent advisor, experienced, straightforward and I work for you.

4. Honest and Direct Advice

I pride myself on giving advice that is not only honest, but its also direct. Sometimes, that means giving you recommendations and advice you need to hear. I believe that plain-spoken, direct advice will better help you reach your goals.

5. Evidence Based, Education Driven

Deciding who to work with can be a complicated process.
How do you know who is verifiably trustworthy? We offer free education on important topics. You “can kick our tires.” 

However, the best way to know is to join us.

We are confident our initial conversations and complete transparency eliminate any surprises.

In the end, you don’t know what you don’t know.

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