Mary Keetch Financial Services

Blended finances for blended families

Merging households with children can be financially complicated.  CANADIAN FAMILIES COME IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES. About one in eight (12.6 per cent) are blended families (or stepfamilies) in which one or both adults brought children from a previous union into a married or common-law relationship.1 Merging two households with children can be full of […]

Buy or rent?

It’s the question many are asking in today’s real estate market. WE HEAR A LOT ABOUT CANADA’S HOUSING MARKET in the news – record home sales and steadily rising prices. In fact, house prices in Canada’s biggest cities more than doubled from June 2005 to April 2017. As year-over-year growth rates reached over 14 per […]

Pension income splitting vs spousal RRSPs

Determining when each tax strategy works best. PENSION INCOME SPLITTING CAN BE A GREAT WAY to reduce taxes.  Couples can split their income once their Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) become Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs). Click here to continue reading…

Welcome to my website

My mission is to help clients understand how investments and insurance can make a positive difference in their lives. I have 20 years industry experience and focus my practice around the client. Each individual is different and attention must be given to that persons goals and dreams.  In today’s investment climate it can be a […]