Marie Howes, B.A., PRP, has spent most of her career as a fee-only financial planning consultant, trainer, writer and commentator. She encourages individuals and families to develop realistic financial plans and expectations.
Marie’s current focus is on challenging current standards for health care funding and delivery methods, and her other concern is the regulation of financial and investment advisors as related to consumer rights. Retirement and Estate planning, especially in conjunction with taxation and family finance, round out her main interests.
With a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Victoria, B.C., Marie continued her business education at Carleton University, Ryerson University and the University of Toronto. Early in her career, she became a credentialed financial planner and also earned the Professional Retirement Planner (PRP) designation.
Marie has written about personal money management for many national newspapers and magazines, and was the founding editor of a national professional financial planners’ journal.
Actively promoting holistic planning, especially in Retirement and Estate planning, Marie believes that as Canada’s population ages, our top priorities should be: implementing creative approaches to sustainably fund health care for all age groups; producing superior outcomes from education spending for younger Canadians; and advancing financial and economic literacy for all age groups -achieving all this through inter-generational co-operation.