I have been an advisor in the financial Service industry since 1997. I am a Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Certified Health Insurance Specialist (CHS) and Certified Executors Advisor (CEA).
My firm, To Educate And Mentor Financial Solutions, or T.E.A.M. Financial Solutions, has a mission to educate and mentor clients through the ever changing world of financial planning concepts and solutions. At T.E.A.M. Financial Solutions, our goal is to balance our client’s need for education on financial planning without losing focus on the objective of providing the right financial solutions to help them achieve lifetime financial security. With clients I focus on breaking down the sometimes complex issues in a manner that people can better understand. I believe that education is the key to success.
My main business focus is Estate and Financial planning, that is my specialty. Delivering these financial concepts in a seminar format has proven very successful. Although I have been providing financial advice since 1997, I've been presenting to groups and educating since 1992.
Outside of the office, I am very active with the Kin Club of Woolwich which my wife, Brenda and I chartered in 2010. I currently hold the role of 2nd VP and I am also the Chairman of the Pamper Yourself for a Year Raffle that raises money for local Educational, sporting teams and Charities. I sit on the Grand River Amazing Race planning committee and serve as the sponsorship Coordinator and Marketing Director. I enjoy camping with my family and can be found exploring Ontario most weekends or at a ball diamond coaching Girls minor Softball for the Waterloo Ghosts. In the winter, I can be found in a hockey arena with one of my two children, Brandon or Maddy.
I have been a member of Advocis (The Financial Advisors Association of Canada) for 40 years. When I was a trust officer in the 1980s, I took tax and estate administration courses offered by the Trust Company Institute to get my MTI designation. I have also taken Knowledge Bureau courses on preparing tax returns for deceased persons and estates, that led to my DFA designation. I am a Certified Financial Planner and a Chartered Life Underwriter.
I have been in the financial services industry since 1992 and a Certified Financial Planner®
professional since 1998. Although I have worked in the industry through various
mutual fund dealerships I joined Sterling Mutuals Inc. because of the
independence that is offered through this type of dealership.
I operate as a "FEE-ONLY" Financial Planner and do not earn a commission on the sale of a financial product. I can be engaged to provide financial planning services ranging from one time consultations or on-going service relationships. Visit my website at www.gregormcdonald.com and email me at email@example.com to arrange a meeting.
My name is Rachel McDonald, President & Owner of McDonald Estate Services Ltd. I began my career in estate administration working with my father who practised law for over 50 years! Although my Law Clerk Certification provided a great basis for estate administration, the lessons learned through processing thousands of Probate/Certificate of Appointment applications, or acting as a professional Executor, have been invaluable. With over ten years of experience in this field, I have not only honed my practical skills to work efficiently, but also the communication skills necessary to deal with the sensitive and confidential matters relating to estates. I truly enjoy getting to know my clients and using my expertise to help them navigate through this difficult process.
For more about my services please visit my website at www.mcdonaldestateservices.ca
Dual licensed investment/insurance advisor. I hold myself out through the financial planning subsiduary of our local credit union.
Early in my career as a financial security advisor, I
learned a very valuable lesson; the work I do when one of my clients passes
away is some of the most important work that I can do.
Becoming a CEA has increased the support I can offer my
clients. My ideal client wants to make the executor’s job as easy as
possible. They understand by reviewing what they want to happen when
they die will help their executor perform their required duties. Being an
executor is a job no one wants; a friend or loved one must pass away for it to
start. There is no training for the role and often minimal support. My process
helps the client identify ways to make the executor’s job easier. We also
involve the future executor to help them prepare and understand the magnitude
of their role.
Founder & CEO of Viive Planning - a collaborative aging & end-of-life planning company.
A female entrepreneur who strives to unite families, create open & honest conversation amongst loved ones and change a societal mindset about aging & end-of-life planning. An empathetic listener with a trustworthy ear who excels at problem solving. A dynamic leader of her generation who understands the road ahead and wants to positively impact it, not only for her own generation, but also the generations before her and after her. A collaborative planner who welcomes input from others.
As the financial advisor to my client families, I am often called upon to discuss estate planning and administration issues. With direct connections to the financial institutions handling client accounts and experience in dealing with them, I can help greatly reduce the stress and save time and money for clients dealing with estate planning and settlement issues. With almost three decades of tax preparation work I also understand the personal tax return very well. Since I consider this work to be part of my holistic value to clients, there is no additional fee for these services.
Since 1998 I have been helping my clients' families turn their financial dreams into achievable financial goals. I have a strong belief in continually upgrading my Financial Planning skills to better service my clients' needs. Over the years I have attained numerous Financial designations, to insure I guide my clients through all of life's episodes (good or bad) so they can Maximize financial Gains, feel confident they are making the right decisions and supported through out.
My office is in Etobicoke at Burnamthorpe and HWY 427.