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Ed Rempel, CPA, CMA, CFP

Ed Rempel's Bio:

Ed Rempel is a fee-for-service financial planner who wants to help fellow Canadians understand how to better manage their finances and improve their financial situation. Ed has 24 years of experience as a financial planner and 35 years as an accountant, and has helped thousands of Canadians become financially secure. Their Financial Plan becomes the GPS to the life they want to live. Ed is considered an industry expert on various investment strategies, including the Smith Manoeuvre, a debt conversion strategy that turns a mortgage into a tax-deductible investment credit line, and the 8-Year GIS Strategy, which helps seniors qualify for larger government pensions with effective planning and investing. He also has significant experience with other strategies, including Lifecycle Investing, the Cash Flow Dam, and the Rempel Maximum. Ed Rempel often warns of the dangers of following conventional financial and investment wisdom – like the relativity between the economy and stock market performance. He strongly dislikes “financial quackery” – his term for financial advice that’s truly just a sales pitch – and “placebo advice” – what he calls bad advice meant to make you feel good. He identifies strongly with the David Swenson quote, “To have unconventional success, you can't be guided by conventional wisdom.” Ed encourages his clients to use “unconventional wisdom” when it comes to financial matters, a topic he returns to consistently in his frequent blogging. As a financial author, Ed has written for or been featured in the Globe & Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, Canadian MoneySaver, Business Insider, Yahoo! Finance, Morningstar, Seeking Alpha, Costco Connection, Canadian Real Estate Magazine, Money, MoneySense, Findependence HUB, The TaxLetter, Investment Executive, , Advisors’ Edge, Benefit & Pensions Monitor, Saskatchewan Pension Plan, many financial blogs, and the Build Wealth Canada podcast. Ed Rempel is also a regular speaker at webinars, seminars, and conferences dedicated to helping Canadians get a handle on their finances. He was honored to be a speaker at the 2017 Canadian Financial Summit, an event that featured other experts in Canada’s financial community, like Jonathan Chevreau. He has also been a speaker at the MoneyShow Toronto as seen here - Ed has been awarded “Best Canadian Personal Finance Blog” by Expertido, the #1 financial blog in Canada and is the founding member of FPAC - Financial Planning Association of Canada. His blog has been awarded a Top 50 Personal Finance Blog by Feedspot. Before he began running Unconventional Wisdom, his blog and his passion, Ed enjoyed his work as an accountant. He acted as Controller at Simmons Canada for twelve years in that career field, and also worked as an accountant for Bank of Canada, Winnipeg Building and Decorating, and Settlers Saving & Mortgage Corporation. In the past, Ed completed the Certified Hedge Fund Specialist program, earning the highest mark possible in Canada.

Ed Rempel's Interests & Activities:

In his spare time, Ed Rempel enjoys reading, and also loves anything involving physics and space. Additionally, Ed is a loyal fan of the Toronto Argonauts and the Leafs. He also likes the theater, fine dining, cruises, and good company.

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