Category Archives: Individuals

Tax Planning Tips for the end of 2018

    Now that we are nearing year end, it’s a good time to review your finances. 2018 saw a number of major changes to tax legislation come in force and more will apply in 2019, therefore you should consider available opportunities and planning strategies prior to year-end. Below, we have listed some of the key areas

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    Do you REALLY need life insurance?

      You most likely do, but the more important question is, ‘What kind?’ Whether you’re a young professional starting out, a devoted parent or a successful CEO, securing a life insurance policy is probably one of the most important decisions you will have to make in your adult life. Most people would agree that having financial safety nets in place is a good way to make sure that your loved ones will be taken care of when you pass away. Insurance can also help support your financial obligations and even take care of your estate liabilities.

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      Getting the best from a financial advisor

        Working with a professional to help you to make sense of your finances can be a wise move, but for this relationship to work effectively it is important that you understand what to expect from your financial advisor. What can your financial advisor help you with? Defining your financial goals and creating a step by

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        2018 Federal Budget Highlights for Families

          Several key changes relating to personal financial arrangements are covered in the Canadian government’s 2018 federal budget, which could affect the finances of you and your family. Below are some of the most significant changes to be aware of: Parental Leave The government is creating a new five-week “use-it-or-lose-it” incentive for new fathers to take

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          BC Budget Highlights 2018

            BC Finance Minister Carole James delivered the province’s 2018 budget update on February 20, 2018. The budget anticipates a surplus of $219 million for the current year, $281 million for 2019 and $284 million in 2020. Corporate and personal tax rates remain unchanged. The biggest changes are: Elimination of Medical Services Plan (MSP Premiums) effective

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            Comparing TFSAs and RRSPs

              If you are seeking ways to save in the most tax-efficient manner available, TFSAs and RRSPs can both be effective options for you to achieve your savings goals more quickly. However, each plan does have distinct differences and advantages / disadvantages. Let’s take a look at their key features: While a TFSA can be used

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              RRSP Deadline is March 1, 2018. How much tax can you save?

                RRSP Deadline: March 1, 2018 The deadline for contributing to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) for the 2017 tax filing year is March 1, 2018. You generally have 60 days within the new calendar year to make RRSP contributions that can be applied to lowering your taxes for the previous year. If you want

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                Ontario Budget 2017

                  Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa delivered the province’s 2017 budget on April 27, 2017. Learn what the budget means for small business owners and individuals.

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