For 27 years, Ed Rempel has helped thousands of Canadians become financially secure. He is a fee-for-service financial planner at Unconventional Wisdom & Advice Inc. and popular blogger. Ed has written extensively on the Smith Manoeuvre, a debt conversion strategy that converts a mortgage over time into a tax- deductible investment credit line, and the 8-Year GIS Strategy, which can help seniors qualify for larger government pensions with effective planning and investing.
Ed Rempel is also a frequent speaker for webinars, seminars and conferences that are designed to help Canadians gain better control over their finances. Every year since 2017, Ed spoke at the Canadian Financial Summit, an all-digital event that featured such other top names in Canada’s financial community as author Jonathan Chevreau. He has also been a speaker at the MoneyShow Toronto.
As an author, Ed has written for or been featured on 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, Advisor.ca, Advisors’ Edge, Benefit & Pensions Monitor, Saskatchewan Pension Plan, many financial blogs, and the Build Wealth Canada podcast.
Prior to starting his business, Ed served as a controller and accountant with several different businesses in Canada. He was awarded “Best Canadian Personal Finance Blog” by Expertido, the #1 financial blog in Canada by a full service financial planner. His blog has been awarded a Top 50 Personal Finance Blog by Feedspot. He also completed the Certified Hedge Fund Specialist program with the highest mark in Canada.