Retirement Planning Overview
Income used to be easy. Just purchase a GIC (guaranteed investment certificate) and collect the interest. Currently the interest on a million dollars is roughly $10,000 to $25,000 per year. Regardless of how much capital you have, this return will likely be near zero or even negative after inflation. You do not have to settle for this lack of profit.
Your income can be obtained more tax efficiently yet consistently with the correctly matched investment. Consider the rent from a building. Even though the building value can fluctuate, the rent is fairly steady. This is sort of how investments that can generate a stronger return work.
Even though interest rates are low in Canada, it does not mean they are low everywhere. Without exposing yourself to stock market risk, think of safely benefiting from higher interest rates in other areas of the world.
If instead, you believe the stock market is the better place to be but do not like the risk this entails, there are several options that provide a guarantee you may find suitable. Downside protection can take various forms, allowing you to remain in your comfort zone while still reaping this higher return potential.
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