Inflation Hits High Point: Continues Upward Trend to 2.5%

By : Evelyn Jacks & Knowledge Bureau Writers Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Debt Management, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, GDP, interest rates, Bank of canada, Evelyn Jacks, distinguished financial advisor, inflation, prescribed interest rates, Real Wealth Manager, steven Polaz, mortgage interest, Canada's economy, prime lending rate, paying down debt, variable rate, fixed rate, housing affordability
Inflation has hit its highest point since February 2012’s 2.6%. It now sits at a lofty 2.5%, and is expected to hold steady until the second half of 2019. Poorly understood, inflation, together with high taxes and rising interest rates, is a great wealth eroder.

Thought Leadership from an Olympian: Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers Posted in: Strategic Thinking, DAC, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, gender equality, relationship management, Evelyn Jacks, distinguished advisor conference, Liberal government, Morneau, immigration, Federal Budget 2018, diversity, holistic wealth management, inclusion, female entrepreneurs, DAC speakers, DAC 2018, Caroline Ouellette
Addressing workplace diversity and inclusion is a core approach for achieving the higher standards of care demanded of today’s tax consultants and financial advisors. But what does it take to rise above our “Canadian Privilege” to achieve better results for a changing demographic landscape in your advisory practice?

CPP Benefit Enhancements: An Alternative to Private Plans and Pensions

By : Stefanie Keller Posted in: Strategic Thinking, seniors, investment, knowledge bureau, Canada Pension Plan, Evelyn Jacks, retirement income, public pension, Real Wealth Manager, old age benefits, income planning, Quebec Pension Plan, deferring CPP, CPP enhancements, maximum pensionable earnings, tax-efficient retirement income, Stefanie Keller
Will the CPP be enough to provide security in retirement? That’s a big question for many who face higher premiums for the mandatory plan starting in January of 2019. But to get the most out of your CPP, it pays to get some professional advice.

12 Essential Year-End Tax Planning Questions

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Corporations, investment, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, corporate tax, Small Business, trusts, wealth management, tax reform, CE summits, proprietorships, Larry Frostiak, unfair tax changes, year-end planning, financial workshops, Knowledge Journal, passive investment income, Jenifer Bartman, business planning, TOSI, Kim Moody
Complex new tax rules were introduced for 2018 and 2019. Tax accountants, wealth advisors, and taxpayers will need to follow the “after-tax lifeline” of an invested personal or corporate dollar with 12 planning strategies.

The Complex World of Business Partnerships

By : Philippe Richer Posted in: Strategic Thinking
Are you considering owning a business with a partner? It’s a great opportunity to hone your leadership skills, especially if you’re making the transition from employment to self-employment. But, you may want to think twice: partnerships can be tricky business.

$110 Million Owing on TFSA Audits

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Financial Literacy, CRA, tax court, trading, investment, stocks, knowledge bureau, TFSA, Evelyn Jacks, securities, tax education, financial education, Walter Harder, investors, tax audits, TFSA audits, uncollected tax debt, tax appeals, Tax Free Savings Account
Over the past year, the Canada Revenue Agency has made it a priority to collect on what they’ve deemed to be over $100 Million in unpaid taxes on TFSA investments. But can investors fight back?