In Dec. 2014, Globe and Mail highlighted the biggest challenges facing Canadian investors today: providing for their children, securing income and financing for retirement. It can be a tightrope walk for many Canadians trying to find a balance between financing for the present, for their children's future and their own retirement plans. Fortunately, there are avenues to help reduce the stress, allowing families to target all areas at the same time. Investing is a great option to take, especially in commercial real estate. This underlying hard asset provides security, as well as financial provision. Sound commercial property investments can put retirement saving on autopilot. Often these investments provide stable and passive income, and when paired with third-party partnerships, they require minimal effort.