Ned Paunic, BA (Econ)

Certified Financial Planner
Investment Representative

My life’s path is to be of service to others. As a financial security advisor since 2001, I serve my clients’ individual financial needs; striving to meet each person, family, and organization’s unique goals & challenges through strategic financial planning. I apply my expertise to educate, advise, coach, and inspire my clients on the creative use of insurance and investment solutions to fulfill their goals. I place my clients’ needs first and build relationships based on integrity, honesty, and trust. I derive great satisfaction in protecting and preserving my clients’ wealth through times of uncertainty & providing them with guidance. Through marriage, children, inheritance, employment changes, retirement, & estate needs, we’ll consistently revisit your financial security plan to make necessary adjustments with your financial and lifestyle goals in mind. My team-based approach gives you confidential access to specialists, ensuring we have the resources available to address the concerns that are important to you and your family. I remain active in my profession and in my community. Since 2001,I have been member of the Advocis - The Financial Advisors Association of Canada – an organization that advances the professionalism of financial advisors in Canada. I have been an instructor at St. Clair College in Windsor since 2008, coaching 3rd year students enrolled in the Finance stream of Business Administration program. This position is very satisfying as it has allowed me to share my knowledge. Aside from being involved in the community and financial industry, nothing makes me happier than spending time with my family and friends

Recent posts

How to find a financial advisor who’s compatible with you and your lifestyle

Aug 01, 2022 - Canada Life

There’s no one-size fits all answer for finding a financial advisor that’s best suited for meeting your specific financial situation and goals. However, there are tips you can follow to help you find a financial advisor who matches your needs...

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Tips for talking to a financial security advisor for the first time

Jul 25, 2022 - Canada Life

Does the thought of financial security planning feel like unknown territory?...

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Budgeting for a move

Jul 15, 2022 - Canada Life

Common moving expenses to budget for...

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The value of financial advice – Canada Life

Canada Life offers expert guidance to help you build a long-term financial plan to achieve your goals. Get started today at http://www.canadalife.com.

 

 


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Description: This video uses footage of Canadians in different life stages and statistics to illustrate the value of an advisor.

Narrator: We’re not born knowing how to manage money.

Description: A young couple smiles lovingly at their newborn baby.

Narrator: We grow up needing a little guidance.

Description: Cut to a close-up of a mother and toddler’s feet, taking small steps together. Cut to a dad securing his son on a small scooter.

Narrator: An advisor offers expert advice to help you manage your life today for a better tomorrow

Description: A woman speaks to her advisor over video conference. The advisor smiles.

Narrator: by creating a personalized plan as unique as your goals and dreams.

Description: A couple sits in their living room, discussing their plan on a laptop.

Narrator: How much difference could an advisor make?

Description: Words “How much difference could an advisor make?” appear onscreen.

Narrator: How about having 60% more money in retirement

Description: A retired couple sit on a beach. The wife looks back to her husband and smiles. Words “Up to 60% more* retirement savings” appear onscreen with legal line: “*Saving for the future: Impact of Financial Advice on the Canadian Economy (IFIC 2020).”

Narrator: Being better prepared for an emergency

Description: A plumber fixes a leaking faucet. Words “32% more* prepared for a financial emergency” appear onscreen with legal line: “*Financial Planning Standards Council, fpcanada.ca, The Value of Financial Planning 2013.”

Narrator: Being able to handle changing markets

Description: Cut to a close-up of a hand scrolling through stock prices on a phone. Words “19% more* able to handle tough economic times” appear onscreen with legal line: “*Financial Planning Standards Council, fpcanada.ca, The Value of Financial Planning 2013.”

Narrator: Taking the vacation of your dreams

Description: A middle-aged woman in hiking gear walks across a plane. Mountains are in the distance behind her. Words “30% more* able to take a vacation” appear onscreen with legal line: “*Financial Planning Standards Council, fpcanada.ca, The Value of Financial Planning 2013.”

Narrator: or splurging on something you’ve always wanted

Description: A couple stands in front of a new vehicle at a car dealership, speaking to a saleswoman. Words “34% more* able to splurge” appear onscreen with legal line: “*Financial Planning Standards Council, fpcanada.ca, The Value of Financial Planning 2013.”

Narrator: Taking care of your family financially if you aren’t there

Description: Cut to a close-up of a couple clasping their hands together. Words “33% more* able to take care of your family if you die earlier in life” appear onscreen with legal line: “*Financial Planning Standards Council, fpcanada.ca, The Value of Financial Planning 2013.”

Narrator: Or even getting a bit more sleep.

Description: A man tosses in his bed, burying his head into his pillow. Words “12% less likely* to lose sleep over financial worries” appear onscreen with legal line: “*2021 Financial Stress Index, by FP Canada™.”

Narrator: We rely on lots of experts in our life.

Description: Cut to a surgical team preforming a surgery.

Narrator: Doctors for our health care.

Description: A female surgeon is shown close-up.

Narrator: Lawyers for legal help.

Description: A lawyer sits at their desk, typing.

Narrator: Mechanics to fix our car.

Description: A mechanic inspects the undercarriage of a car.

Narrator: So why not get professional financial advice to help you make the most of your money?

Description: A man meets with his advisor in an office. The advisor gestures towards the client’s plan.

Narrator: Visit canadalife.com to find an advisor and get started today.

Description: Words “Visit canadalife.com to find an advisor and get started today” appear onscreen with Canada Life logo and legal line: “Canada Life and design are trademarks of The Canada Life Assurance Company. canadalife.com 1-204-946-1190”

Ask an advisor: RRSP or TFSA?

Find out the reasons to invest in a registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) or tax-free savings account (TFSA) and why an advisor should help you decide.

 

 


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Description: This animated video introduces a character named Hinata and his advisor with illustrated graphics to show the difference between an RRSP and TFSA.

Text “Ask an advisor” appears. The camera zooms out as the text lands in an outlined square. “RRSP or TFSA?” fades in below. An illustration of a vault draws on the right side of the frame.

Hinata: How do I choose between investing in an RRSP or a TFSA?

Description: Hinata sits in his advisor’s office with a cup of coffee on the desk in front of him. His advisor’s head nods to the right of the frame. A laptop is placed in between them.

Advisor: Well, first off, it depends on several things,

Description: Cut to Hinata and his advisor sitting behind her desk. She leans in and gestures towards the laptop.

Advisor: including your age, income, tax rate, the goal you’re saving for, and how long it’ll be until you need to use the money.

Description: Cut to five squares with icons and text, labelled “Age,” “Income,” “Tax rate,” “Goal” and “Time.”

Advisor: A registered retirement savings plan or RRSP is used to save for retirement.

Description: A pie graph labelled “RRSP” animates into the frame. An illustration of a Muskoka chair appears in the middle of the graph.

Advisor: When you put money into an RRSP, you get a tax receipt that can offset your income taxes.

Description: The advisor’s hand enters the frame and moves a coin into the pie graph. Cut to an illustration of a receipt. The advisor's hand brings the coin over to the receipt.

Advisor: You only pay tax on this money when you withdraw, and in retirement, you generally pay less tax than in your working years.

Description: Cut to line graph showing age from 20 to 90. The line representing income rises until retirement at age 65, then decreases gradually afterwards.

Advisor: A tax-free savings account or TFSA can be used to save for retirement

Description: A pie graph labelled “TFSA” animates into the frame. An illustration of a Muskoka chair appears in the middle of the graph.

Advisor: or any other goal.

Description: The camera zooms out to show two more pie graphs, one with an illustration of a new home, the other with an airplane.

Advisor: When you put money into a TFSA, you don’t get a tax-receipt like with an RRSP.

Description: The graph in the middle of the frame grows larger. The advisor’s hand enters and moves a coin into the pie graph.

Advisor: However, you also don’t pay tax on any increase in value in your TFSA,

Description: The hand pulls the coin out of the pie graph as the camera pans to a line graph representing savings over 15 years.

Advisor: or on money you withdraw from it at any date.

Description: An illustration of a receipt with scissors fades in as the graph drops slightly at the 15-year mark to show a withdrawal. The line graph continues to increase over another 10 years, another drop appears at 25 years, then finishes growing at 35 years.

Advisor: RRSP or TFSA or both? I can help you choose the best option for you.

Description: The camera zooms out of the laptop to return to Hinata and his advisor in her office.

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Ask an advisor: Mortgage or individual life insurance?

Find out why individual life insurance is your most flexible option to help protect your family financially when buying a home.

 

 


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Description: This animated video introduces a character named Aiko and her advisor with illustrated graphics to show the difference between mortgage insurance and life insurance.

Text “Ask an advisor” appears. The camera zooms out as the text lands in an outlined square. “Mortgage insurance or life insurance?” fades in below. An illustration of a shield with a checkmark draws on the right side of the frame.

Aiko: What’s better? Mortgage insurance or individual life insurance?

Description: Aiko appears in a video chat window on a computer screen. Her advisor’s head nods to the right of the frame.

Advisor: I’d always recommend individual life insurance.

Description: Cut to a split-screen of Aiko at home on the left and her advisor in his office on the right.

Advisor: With mortgage insurance, when you die, the money goes to the lender, and they use it only to pay down your mortgage.

Description: An illustration of home draws into the frame. The home moves over to the left and an arrow animates in, pointing towards a box labelled “Mortgage.”

Advisor: As well, your premium payments stay the same while the balance of your mortgage and your insurance coverage decreases.

Description: Cut to a line graph labelled “Mortgage insurance” showing coverage over 10 to 50 years. The coverage decreases over time. The advisor’s hand enters the frame and draws a straight line from the top of the coverage to 50 years, dollar signs pop in to show payments. The camera zooms out to show a line graph of “Individual insurance” where the coverage and payments stay the same.

Advisor: But with individual life insurance, you decide who receives the money and how it’s used. It could be to pay off the mortgage. But it could also pay off other debt, or fund an education or a retirement plan.

Description: An illustration of a shield draws into the frame. A dotted line connects the shield to four boxes labelled “Mortgage,” “Debt,” “Education” and “Retirement.”

Advisor: You also get to say how long your coverage lasts – for a short term or for your lifetime, even after your mortgage is paid.

Description: Cut to bar graph displaying the length of insurance coverage from “Present” to “Lifetime.” The advisor’s hand moves into frame, adjusting the bar from 10 years to lifetime coverage.

Advisor: That’s just a couple of the ways individual life insurance gives you more choice and flexibility in how you protect yourself and your loved ones.

Description: Cut back to the split-screen of Aiko and her advisor.

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