Introduction

Roland Lavoie and Lise Dutrisac have joined forces to open a branch office of Investment Planning Counsel at 1064 LaSalle Boulevard in Sudbury. They are both Certified Financial Planners specializing in retirement planning. Together they have over 32 years combined experience in finance and taxes.

What do you want your retirement to look like?
Lise and Roland have helped many of their clients with their retirement by helping them identify what's important to them and then helping them achieve their goals. Some of the questions they ask at the very start are as follows: 

  • What do you want your retirement to look like?
  • Do you plan to travel?
  • Where will you live?
  • Do you have a second career in mind?
  • Are you looking to volunteer?
  • Do you plan to golf or do other sports?

Then comes the crucial question:

  • When do you plan to retire?

From there, a plan is formulated to help the individual or couple, achieve their retirement dream.

Thinking Over an Early Retirement Offer
Most employees look forward to when they will retire but they always assume that they will decide when that day will come. Sometimes, however, it's the employer who offers the suggestion that now would be a good time for retirement.

An early retirement incentive offer may be optional; if that is the case, careful consideration must be made whether to accept. If the offer is not optional, no decision is required but there are still plans to work through and preparations to make.

Lise and Roland have worked with many individuals faced with this decision. They have helped these individuals determine whether it is the right choice for them at this time, whether it is viable in terms of their current financial situation and whether the intangible benefits of early retirement outweigh the financial costs.

Our focus: Our client's needs
Our main focus is on helping you, be it with that tough decision about an early retirement package or to discuss when would be a good time for you to retire or strategies to build wealth. Our unique approach of first meeting you as a team and really listening to understand your needs and your goals allows us put together a plan that is just right for you.

What we have to offer:
Free Consultation
We offer sound professional advice along with a free initial consultation. In addition, we are available after hours and weekends, by appointment at either our location or yours.

Independent Financial Advice
One of the advantages of working with us, as independent financial planners is that we will develop a plan that is right for you, taking into consideration your current lifestyle, your future goals, and your time horizon. This plan will address short, medium and long-term needs. Our role, as your financial representative is to ensure that your portfolio is well diversified so that not all of your eggs are in the same basket, while keeping them on the same farm.

Seminars
Lise and Roland have held many seminars and workshops on various topics ranging from pre-retirement and retirement planning, to effective tax strategies, to wealth accumulation and transfer. The participants’ comments range from "excellent presentation" to "I should have had this 20 years ago" to "The session should be longer". Participants appreciate not only the information presented but the manner in which it is shared, in a clear, interesting and interactive approach - in summary, in a fun way!

Individual Financial Counseling
We offer one on one financial counseling to individuals faced with job loss be it as a result of early retirement incentives, downsizing, restructuring or other. While for many individuals this is an exciting time as they are preparing for the next stage of their life: we offer impartial objective advice to help with the decision of "Should I stay, or should I go". For some who are faced with job loss because of downsizing and restructuring, it is more a question of how to cope financially in the transition until they become employed again.

Feeling Abandoned by Your Financial Representative?
Lise and Roland would like to invite you to come and meet with them. At Investment Planning Counsel, no account is too large or too small.