Ed Rempel

Certified Financial Planner in Brampton, Ontario, Canada

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Certified financial planner and blogger Ed Rempel wants to help clients find financial freedom. As a financial blogger and someone who has 22 years of experience as a certified financial planner professional (CFP® Professional) and 33 years as an accountant (CPA, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario), Ed steadfastly dislikes “financial quackery” – financial advice that’s really just a sales pitch – and “placebo advice” – bad advice meant to make you feel good.

Ed is certified as a financial planner by the Financial Planners Standards Council and as an accountant by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. He also completed the Certified Hedge Fund Specialist program with the highest mark in Canada.

For the past 24 years, Ed Rempel has assisted Canadians with creating real, professional financial plans that earn results. Currently, he runs Unconventional Wisdom, where he writes about various financial guidance related strategies and provides fee-for-service guidance. The Unconventional Wisdom website is also where Ed describes in detail several financial strategies that he has become known for, including the Smith Manoeuvre and Lifecycle Investing strategies.

Prior to running Unconventional Wisdom, Ed enjoyed serving as an accountant for various institutions. He served as Controller at Simmons Canada for twelve years and also worked as an accountant for Winnipeg Building and Decorating, Settlers Saving & Mortgage Corporation, and Bank of Canada.

A prolific writer, Ed Rempel is passionate about sharing his insights with his readership. Disillusioned with the conventional wisdom often espoused by financial planners and the media, Ed prefers financial strategies that ensure results. He often guest posts for leading financial publications and websites. Ed has also written for The Globe and Mail, The National Post, TheTaxLetter, Findependence HUB and will be writing for Canadian MoneySaver shortly.