Debt Management Series: How Debt Affects Wealth Management

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Debt Management, Retirement, Financial Literacy, Financial Planning, Financial Advisor, bankruptcy, knowledge bureau, ce credits, wealth management, financial education, CE summits, Marcia Elaschuk, consumer debt, debt sources, paying off debt, mortgages, consumer proposal, personal debt, cash flow, money mirage
It’s financial literacy month and Canadians need help with debt management-badly.  Over half (52 per cent) of Canadians are only $200 away from insolvency according to a poll of 1,500 Canadians by insolvency consultancy MNP this spring.  It’s a highly valued service that tax and financial advisors can offer.

Inter-Spousal Loans: A Rare Income-Splitting Opportunity

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking
With the recently proposed tax reforms, more doors continue to close on opportunities for income-splitting between spouses. However, there is still one key strategy—the inter-spousal loan—that can minimize tax where one person in the couple earns significantly more than the other.

Please Help Us Thank Our DAC 2017 Sponsors

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, DAC, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, distinguished advisor conference, tax courses, ce credits, master financial advisor, distinguished financial advisor, financial education, tax preparers, tax professionals, Manulife, financial conferences, Franklin Templeton Investments, AGF, advisors
Last week, the 14th Distinguished Advisor Conference (DAC) took place in beautiful Kelowna. Please help us thank and acknowledge the incredible sponsors that helped bring this event to fruition, and the many Knowledge Bureau graduates who have offered their ongoing support - check out all the incredible speakers, networking and fun in the photo gallery!

Critical Financial Education on Family Business Tax at November CE Summits

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, CRA, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, financial advisors, ce credits, year-end tax planning, financial education, tax preparers, CE summits, tax proposals, Liberal government, Larry Frostiak, Morneau, taxation of private corporations, tax issues, small business taxation, financial workshops, passive income taxation, corporate valuation, Frostiak and Leslie Chartered Accountants
The tax proposals introduced on July 18, 2017, are complex and continue to evolve, promising some mind-numbing complexing for business clients. Tax and financial advisors need to gain a thorough understanding of the intricacies of these proposals in order to reduce the impact on their clients. The November CE Summits will address this need, in a focused session featuring family business tax expert Larry Frostiak. Note - Registration ends today, November 15.

The Paradise Papers, Pre-Budget Consultations and The Real Tax Gap

By: Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Strategic Thinking, CRA, DAC, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, evergreen explanatory notes, distinguished advisor conference, cross border taxation
This week brought more controversial tax news to Canadians: the Paradise Papers and a new tax “consultation”; this time in advance of the 2018 Federal budget.   The elephant in the room in both these stories is the unfinished “consultation” on the massive tax changes proposed for private businesses.

BEST DAC EVER:  The Advisor’s Role at the Crossroads of Change

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, DAC, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, distinguished advisor conference, financial conferences, Canadian conferences
The Distinguished Advisor Conference was an outstanding success with all of the speakers delivering thought leadership with passion and conviction to the theme:  Financial Advice at the Crossroads of Change.