Changes to Corporate Income-Splitting Rules Could Hurt Women and Families

By : Evelyn Jacks, MFA, DFA-Tax Services Specialist Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Federal Government, dividends, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, Small Business, distinguished advisor conference, income splitting, finance canada, financial education, entrepreneur, post-secondary education, CE summits, Canadian income tax, Morneau, gender inequality, gender issues, women and families, taxation of private corporations, feminism, income tax reform, tax planning strategy, gender statistics, income tax proposals, tax for stay-at-home parents
Finance Canada’s controversial proposals on the taxation of private corporations, which require comments on the changes by October 2, will potentially affect businesspeople of all income levels, from all walks of life, who serve and employ Canadians in their hometowns across Canada. However, they will also affect families and, in particular, women.

Students Will Owe $30K by Graduation: Debt Management Critical

By : Knowledge Bureau Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Debt Management, Tax Planning, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, TFSA, RESP, rrsp, education savings, distinguished financial advisor, financial education, professional development, post-secondary education, CE Summit, student debt, student loans, CIBC poll, back-to-school, Marcia Elaschuk, consumer debt, reducing debt, debt solutions
Three-quarters (74 per cent) of Canadian post-secondary students believe they will need to supplement their schooling with more training after graduation, despite already spending on average $14,000 each year and expecting to owe $30,000 in debt by the time they complete their current program.

Intergenerational Wealth Transfer: Protecting Family Wealth for the Future

By : Knowledge Bureau Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Real Wealth Management, Tax Planning, Financial Literacy, Estate Planning, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, relationship management, succession planning, Evelyn Jacks, trusts, wealth transfer, inheritance, financial education, Millennials, Baby Boomers, high-net-worth clients, family wealth, intergenerational issues, intergenerational wealth transfer, asset management, investment plans, loan agreements, heirs, Generation Y, Real Wealth Manager Program, financial course
It’s a well-known fact that the next decade will see an enormous amount of money transferred from one generation to the next in Canada. According to a 2016 CIBC study, there is $750 billion at stake. Your clients, and your high-net-worth clients in particular, will be looking to you to help them preserve their family wealth, if they aren’t already.

Life Purpose — the Importance of Self-Awareness

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“I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing toward being a champion.” —Billie Jean King

Financial Advisors’ Advice and Strategies Altered by A.I. Revolution

By: Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Strategic Thinking, self-employed, knowledge bureau, tax returns, relationship management, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, retirement planning, distinguished advisor conference, financial advisors, wealth management, tax education, financial education, tax reform, entrepreneur, post-secondary education, CE summits, artificial intelligence, AI, industries, iron and ore, Malcolm McRae, tax planners, family wealth, intergenerational issues, job elimination, obsolete jobs, severance packages
From cell phones to airplanes, building and coins, ore is indispensable in modern life; but, like many other outputs, the work people do to bring it to market is being impacted by the A.I. Revolution. Similar disruptive changes affect the advice tax and financial advisors give their clients.