Category Archives: Investments

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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    How to Make the Best of Inheritance Planning

      How to Make the Best of Inheritance Planning Inheriting an unexpected, or even an anticipated, lump sum can fill you with mixed emotions – if your emotional attachment to the individual who has passed away was strong then you are likely to be grieving and the thought of how to handle your new-found wealth can

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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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                6 Steps to Retirement Success

                  Retirement planning can be challenging, we’ve outlined what we feel are 6 steps to retirement success. Have a written plan which merges life priorities with financial resources. Consolidate your income-producing assets with one advisor. Layer different sources of income in the most efficient manner. Structure income in order to preserve valuable tax credits and government

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                  Retirement and Debt

                    RRSP or TFSA? What’s the difference? With the RRSP deadline around the corner, we’re here to help you figure out where you should invest.

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