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 A Global News Morning interview discussing Laura’s book, Financial Empowerment for Canadian Women

CKWS Global News

A Global News Morning interview discussing Laura’s book Rental Properties for Canadian Women

Publications by Laura Southall

Rental Properties for Canadian Women (2020)

Author: Laura Southall

A step-by-step guide to instruct and inspire women to own, buy and manage a rental property of their own.

Cover of Rental Properties for Canadian Woman by Laura Southall
Financial Empowerment for Canadian Women (2022)

Author: Laura Southall

This book explores the emotional side of money and then gives practical knowledge around what a woman needs to know at each stage of her financial life.

Cover of Financial Empowerment for Canadian Woman: How to Create the Life You Want by Laura Southall

Planning Tools

Educational Planning

Start Education Planning Now — See how saving early can make a significant difference. 

Tax Benefits of an RESP — Discover how tax sheltered growth in an RESP can build a post-secondary school education fund for your children. 

Financial Planning

Cash Flow — Get a better idea of where your money goes by creating a personal cash flow statement.

Net Worth — Calculate what you own and what you owe – an important step in planning your financial future.

Investor Profile — Understanding yourself as an investor is important when creating an effective investment portfolio.

Retirement Planning

Inflation and Retirement Income — Estimate how much more income you will need at retirement to maintain the standard of living that you have today.

Will the Money Last? — Estimate how long your retirement savings will last if you make regular, annual income withdrawals and factor in inflation.

RRIF Payment — Calculate your RRIF payment and see how long the funds with last.

TFSA vs RRSP — Find out how your marginal tax rate, and whether you invest or spend your RRSP tax refund, affects the growth of your TFSA or RRSP.

Investing and Taxes

Savings Growth — Estimate the future value of your savings by changing the investment amounts, rates of return and years of growth.

Cost of Waiting to Invest — See how much more you will have in your retirement fund if you start investing now.

Real Rate of Return — This tool determines the real rate of return on a taxable investment after taking taxes and inflation into account, and illustrates what the investments will be worth, in after tax dollars.

RRSP Tax Savings — Estimate the tax savings on your RRSP contribution. You can enter three different amounts to compare the savings.

TFSA vs Taxable Investment — Discover the tax-free growth advantage of investing in a TFSA instead of a taxable investment.

Income Tax — Estimate the taxes you owe based on your taxable income and the province you live in.

Laura Southall in the Media

Globe and Mail Article: How to make the best use of tax refunds as inflation and interest rates rise
May 2, 2022
Globe and Mail Article: You know a financial plan covers more than investments-but do your clients?
January 13, 2022
Globe and Mail Article: Can Canadians keep up pandemic-motivated debt repayment?
October 14, 2021
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