Graham and Susan focus their efforts on understanding their client’s needs and translating those into actions. Personal financial plans are key to setting goals, savings and retirement income, as well as giving us the information we need to build the portfolio best suited for you. We strive to be continuously engaged with our clients, so we can provide relevant and timely advice. The feedback from our clients describes us as realistic, honest, and candid, with an attention to detail and concern about our client’s well-being.

Graham and Susan are Portfolio Managers and CFA charterholders, recently joined by Jason to strengthen the client experience as we continue our growth in Waterloo.

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.

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  • Firstly, I want to say I am very pleased with Graham’s financial advice. Over the 7 years we have worked together, he has taken much time to listen carefully to my need to have my retirement funds safe and to the myriad work/life changes that came along.

    Elizabeth Ritchie
  • We have been working with Graham from early 2009, and  joined him at PWL Capital in May 2010 . During this time Graham has acted as our financial adviser in the early years of our retirement, and has provided us with help and advice, giving  growth and security within our portfolio, in excess of our RRIF withdrawal requirements.

    David & Joyce Vann
  • Graham Westmacott and Susan Daley provide the best service one could ever expect. They are extremely realistic and I perceive them as being most concerned with what is best for us and our situation rather than just focused on sales.

    Frank and Dianne Beletz
  • Graham, more recently joined by Susan, has been our financial advisor since 2006 and we moved to PWL with him in 2010. Graham’s ability to analyze each client’s situation, preferences and needs seems outstanding to us.

    James & Patricia McDowell
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    MBA, CFA, Portfolio Manager
    Portfolio Manager, Waterloo. Graham believes wealth management should be based on facts and repeatable processes, rather than stories about the future.
    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.
    Investment Advisor, Portfolio Manager Assistant
    Jason was born in Kitchener, and has lived in the Kitchener-Waterloo region his whole life. He is currently working towards his CFP and other financial designations.

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