Everyone hopes for an enjoyable retirement. But hope is a poor substitute for thoughtful planning and intelligent investment. Obstacles to a successful retirement abound. My hope is that this book will help you gain a better understanding of both the pitfalls and the critical aspects of preparing for retirement.
In addition to overcoming information overload, you must manage your way through a minefield of Wall Street and Bay Street marketers, media talking heads, analysts, prognosticators and a host of people within the industry whose livelihood depends on you repeatedly making emotionally driven financial decisions.
By becoming more knowledgeable, you will be less likely to be distracted by misinformation and more likely to make intelligent planning and investment decisions. You will also be more confident that you are making the right choices for retirement and beyond. I hope to help you become a smarter, calmer, more educated investor and ultimately achieve a truly rewarding retirement.
Eric Muir is Portfolio Manager & Senior Vice President, Private Client Group for Raymond James Ltd.
Eric Muir is founder of the Muir Investment Team of Raymond James Ltd. Eric has been in the financial services industry for over 30 years and is a Portfolio Manager and as well as a top investment advisor. He was awarded the Wealth Management Award of Excellence for Western Canada in May 2013 and was a 2010 Finalist for the Burnaby Business Person of the Year Award. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors Finance) and the Chartered Investment Manager® (CIM), Fellow of CSI® (FCSI), and Certified Financial Planner® (CFP) designations.
His charitable activities include Mount Kilimanjaro Climb for the BC Alzheimer's Society, Mount Rainier Climb for Breast Cancer Research, Charitable Bike ride for BC Lung Association, Charitable Bike ride for Free the Children, and The Ride to Conquer Cancer.
Keywords - Portfolio, Investment, Personal Finance, Retirement, Saving, Advisor, Planning, Eric Muir, Raymond James, Weath Management