Tax Tips for Investors — Maximize RRSP Deductions: Check Out Your Notice of Assessment

Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Investment & Retirement, Tax Planning
Well, tax filing season should be over officially for most individuals— and that means it’s already time to think RRSP season! Will you be topping up?

Too Big to Fail? How Confident Are You in Canada’s Financial System?

Posted in: Strategic Thinking
A sound and resilient financial sector is key to making any national economy function efficiently. To that end, the Department of Finance published regulations on June 16 regarding implementation of the Bank Recapitalization (Bail-in) Regime. 

Post-secondary education will be essential for 71% of Canadians, but only 50% have RESPs

Posted in: Strategic Thinking
Canada’s future economy will depend heavily on highly skilled workers who require post-secondary education (PSE). Employment and Social Development Canada suggests that the number is 70%(1). 

Canadian Salaries Not Keeping Pace with Inflation

Posted in: Strategic Thinking
There is a worrisome gap between the annual growth in Canadians’ employment income and the increase in inflation: wage growth has stalled in Canada. The result is a challenging savings environment.

Life Purpose

Posted in: Strategic Thinking
“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” -Albert Einstein

Insurance Strategies Critical for Owner-Manager Planning

Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Bookkeeping and Accounting
Small business forms the backbone of the Canadian economy, yet only a minority of businesses successfully pass to new owners. Sophisticated strategies are needed to ensure greater success in the transition of business ownership.