Scott Wallace’s retirement metaphor makes nothing but good sense—the longer your snowball rolls down the mountain, the bigger it will get. Start saving early is only a small part of what Scott helps his clients do. He also encourages them to have a vision—where do you see yourself living? What are you doing there?
Scott was born and raised in Grande Prairie and moved to Edmonton to attend the University of Alberta. After completing a Bachelor of Physical Education, he continued on to University of Calgary for his Education degree. After several years of teaching, he took a leave of absence to follow in his father’s footsteps and start his own retirement planning business. Though the economy was tough at the time, Scott loved being his own boss and setting his own schedule. He has now been a retirement planner with Sun Life for more than 25 years.
In his free time, Scott volunteers on a governing body for the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission. He also enjoys hiking and biking with his wife. For the past three years, they have adopted two blocks in their neighbourhood for Capital City Clean Up. He likes it when neighbours pop out for a chat on their route, and is always amazed by the number of abandoned items of clothing he finds after a heavy rainfall. “People just discard what is soaking wet and move along.”
Scott and his wife first came to Sandy Lane nine years ago with their Volvo C30, which they still own.
“I know nothing about cars. Trusting someone who is taking your money is a good thing. Chris is so great; he always explains everything to me.
I remember on one occasion when our car needed a lot of work, someone called and told us the car was ready to go. My wife walked down to the shop, but it turned out it wasn’t ready, and she was a bit frustrated. Later that day, after the repairs had been completed, Chris delivered the car to our home and gave us a gas card. It was a really nice gesture. ”
“Any place that serves pizza. Ragazzi Italian Bistro on 82nd Avenue is the best pizza in the city, and a family-run business. ”
“Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco is about the takeover of Nabisco and is really interesting.”
“The summers. We never holiday in the summer—there is so much to do from May to September. And, I love the fact that this city really embraces winter, too. ”
Thank you, Scott, for all your years of loyalty to Sandy Lane!