Susan Daley

CFA, CFP, Portfolio Manager

Susan Daley is a Portfolio Manager at PWL Capital Inc. She is passionate about simplifying complex financial ideas to help clients achieve their financial aspirations. She runs a YouTube Channel with the same mandate, called Your Money, Your Choices.
Susan Daley is a Portfolio Manager at PWL Capital Inc. She is passionate about simplifying complex financial ideas to help clients achieve their financial aspirations. She runs a YouTube Channel with the same mandate, called Your Money, Your Choices.
Starting Out

RESP: Will it Be Enough?

For the 2018/2019 school year, average tuition costs and additional compulsory fees for Canadian undergraduate students were $7,741. Ontario had the highest fees with an average of $9,771 for the school year. According to a Macleans piece, that only covers 34% of average school costs. The other $13,000 or so is eaten up by living expenses. That begs the question, will savings in an RESP be sufficient to cover education costs in Canada?

Behavioural Finance

Are my savings goals in ruins (Part 2)?

In a recent blog we discussed how a fall in market prices today leads to an expectation of higher returns tomorrow. We explore this in more detail by considering the impact of the fall in portfolio values at the end of March and the revised expected returns on investors in different stage of their lives.

Personal Wealth

Should I Borrow to Invest While Markets are Down?

With stock markets down significantly across the globe as a result of the novel coronavirus in a matter of a month, it’s tempting to think stock markets are on sale and that you need to take advantage of that. Most don’t have large amounts of cash lying around, so borrowing to invest is one way to access that cash.

Personal Wealth

RESP Withdrawal Strategies

You’ll know how withdrawals from RESP’s technically work if you watched my last video, but you want to limit the amount of taxes and penalties when making withdrawals. That’s where today’s video comes into play.

Personal Wealth

Withdrawing from your RESP

In summary, you can pay student’s bills through two types of payments from an RESP. A withdrawal for post-secondary education (PSE) is a refund of the original contributions. There are no limits to the amounts that can be taken out of this bucket, and the amounts are tax free. Educational Assistance Payments (EAPs) come from the grant and accumulated earnings bucket within the RESP. There are certain limits to these payments to keep in mind, and the payments will be taxed in the student’s name.

Personal Wealth

Canada Pension Plan Explained

The foundation of many Canadians’ retirement is the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). The CPP is designed to replace a certain amount of your average work earnings, up to maximum limits each year. I outline what CPP is, how it works, and how much it might pay out.