RESP Benefits

RESP Benefits

A Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is a special savings account to help Canadian residents save for a child’s post-secondary education. Benefits include: Help you systematically save and plan for a child’s education Tax-sheltered growth – there’s no taxes payable on the money earned in a RESP until it’s withdrawn Government Grants – Government matches […]

Maximize your RESP

Maximize your RESP

The Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is an investment program where the Government matches 20% of your contributions. You could even qualify for additional Grants based on your family income. There’s also the Canada Learning Bond where the Government offers up to $500 for low-income families. Start Early Families with young children can benefit the […]

RESP contribution rules

RESP contribution rules

When it comes to putting money into an RESP, it is very important to know the RESP contribution rules. The rules are complicated and somewhat confusing but I will do my best to try and help you understand how they work.It’s all about the Canadian Education Savings Grant (CESG). The CESG is 20% of every […]

Financial markets at a glance – September 30, 2021

Financial markets at a glance – September 30, 2021

 

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Love is an action word!

Love is an action word!

Love is an action word. Have you done any of these for your loved ones recently?

New Job? Review your Life Insurance

New Job? Review your Life Insurance

Starting a new job or changing careers is one of those important times when you need to review your life insurance options.

Myth vs Fact

Myth vs Fact

You work hard to educate your kids about financial responsibility. Preparing for the future with life insurance is a lesson in goal-setting, budgeting and discipline.

The New Retirement Reality

The New Retirement Reality

Canada’s population is aging at an accelerated rate. An unprecedented number of Canadians are making the transition to retirement

The “Know Your Client” rule

The “Know Your Client” rule

Before providing you with advice, investment advisors must meet the requirements of the “Know Your Client” (KYC) rule to ensure their advice is suitable for you. At your first meeting, your investment advisor will ask for your: Marital status Age – your date of birth Occupation – if you are retired, your occupation before you retired Income […]

Retirement Income Enhancer – Insured Annuity

Retirement Income Enhancer – Insured Annuity

 If you are like most Canadians, you may be looking for: Guaranteed supplemental retirement income Ways to guarantee you don’t lose any of your hard-earned money A guaranteed income certificate (GIC) will work perfectly. The problem is that GIC revenue is interest income and is taxed at your marginal tax rate. In today’s low interest […]

Segregated Funds Benefits

Segregated Funds Benefits

As you know, I’ve helped you manage your risk be it with life insurance, critical illness, or disability insurance. I also have expertise in helping you with your investments and managing risk there too. As an independent insurance advisor, I’m uniquely qualified to offer you segregated funds, which are an investment product with principle guarantees, […]

Intro to Segregated Funds

Intro to Segregated Funds

Investing your money is an effective way to put your money to work and build your wealth. By investing smart, it helps give you more flexibility to earn more on your money, build more security for your retirement, and ultimately give you the chance at achieving your financial goals and dreams. However, investing comes with […]

ESG Investing

ESG Investing

More and more, Canadians want their investments to reflect their personal values and we want our investments to have an impact for positive change in the world.  There are many approaches to responsible investing, including: Climate change Women in leadership Community development Excluding fossil fuels, weapons, and vices Companies that perform well on environmental, social […]

Financial markets at a glance

Financial markets at a glance

FINANCIAL MARKETSAT A GLANCE   MARCH 31, 2021 Canadian and U.S. equity sectors were generally positive this month. Short-term and global bonds outperformed, amongst a backdrop of rising yields. Here are the financial markets at a glance.  Download the PDF     CANADIAN EQUITIES   US EQUITIES     Sector9 of the 11 Canadian equity […]

TFSA in a nutshell

TFSA in a nutshell

A Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) is a personal savings account that can be used to save for any goal. After-tax money can go into a TFSA, but your investments grow tax-free and you won’t pay any tax on withdrawal.Who should invest in a TFSA?Canadians who have reached the age of majorityGreat for short term, medium-term, […]

Have you ever heard of an Immediate Financing Arrangement?

Have you ever heard of an Immediate Financing Arrangement?

Do any of the below resonate with you? I hold traditional investments inside my holding/operating company I am looking to diversify my holdings towards an alternative tax advantaged asset class I want to increase the internal rate of return on my estate plan.  I want to maximize the Capital Dividend Account balance (corporate IFA).  I […]

2021 Federal Budget @ your fingertips

2021 Federal Budget @ your fingertips

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Generational Wealth Transfer- Using permanent insurance

Generational Wealth Transfer- Using permanent insurance

You already have excess wealth that you plan to pass on to the next two generations. You want them taken care of financially and have likely earmarked a portion of your investment portfolio for them.One issue that arises is that all non-registered investment growth is eroded by taxation. A tax-free permanent insurance policy can make […]

Why/When to own Corporate Owned Permanent Insurance

Why/When to own Corporate Owned Permanent Insurance

When should you consider Participating Whole Life Insurance inside your Corporation? You’re a significant shareholder in a Canadian Controlled Private Corporation Age 40+ and healthy The corporation has excess annual cash flow and/or investment assets not needed for business purposes. Typically, been in business for at least 5 years. Want to maximize your estate and […]

Cap Taxes with an Estate Freeze

Cap Taxes with an Estate Freeze

Ease the tax burden on you, your family and your business with an estate freeze What is an estate freeze? Though the term may sound sophisticated, an estate freeze is a commonly available technique that is used to defer the tax on the future growth of your assets by passing all future growth to the […]

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