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How to: Create a Household and a Plan with Milestones Retirement Insights


Welcome to our Milestones Retirement Insights guide! This step-by-step tutorial will walk you through the process of creating a household and starting a plan. Whether you're a financial advisor or an individual planning for retirement, this guide will ensure you cover the essential details for accurate financial planning.

Step 1: Start Creating a Household

  • Click "Add": Locate the "Add" button in the upper right corner of the screen and click on it.

Step 2: Enter Household Details

  • Name the Household: Provide a name for the household.

  • Input Client Details:

  • Client email

  • Gender

  • Province

  • Year of birth

  • Employment status

  • Retirement age

Step 3: Input Old Age Security (OAS) Information

  • Enter OAS Residency Years: Input the number of years the client has been a Canadian resident. This is crucial as OAS benefits are prorated for residency less than 40 years.

Step 4: Input Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Information

  • Check CPP Status: Determine if CPP is currently being collected.

  • Input Projected CPP Amount:

  • If not collected yet, input the projected amount at age 65 (typically around $1,365 if eligible for the maximum).

  • Entering an earlier or later age for CPP will automatically adjust the amount.

Step 5: Enter Spouse Details

  • Input Spouse Information: Enter the spouse's details similarly to the client's details.

Step 6: Access the Planning Portal

  • Return to the Advisor Dashboard: Once all household details are entered, navigate back to the advisor dashboard.

  • Click "Get Started": Enter the planning portal to proceed with financial details.

Step 7: Input Financial Details

  • Add Accounts: Click the designated area to add various accounts such as RRSPs, TFSAs, and any defined contribution plans.

Step 8: Choose Planning Mode

  • Select Planning Mode:

  • Solve for Maximum Retirement Income: This mode calculates the highest possible after-tax income.

  • Solve for Desired Income: This mode lets you set a target budget for retirement income.

Step 9: Run the Report

  • Click “See My Plan”: Once all details are entered and the planning mode is selected, click "See My Plan" to generate the report.


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