Advisors Addressing Impact of Rising Interest Rates on Canadian Families

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Debt Management, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, interest rates, Evelyn Jacks, mortgage, tax courses, Canadian economy, wealth management, tax education, tax professionals, CE summits, consumer debt, credit card debt, debt in Canada, debt management courses
The average Canadian with debt could have to pay an additional $130 per month for debt repayment, as interest rates are anticipated to rise over the next year. Advisors can help clients adjust to these changes – but what is the best strategy?

Growing Your Business: Influential Leadership Will Help

By: Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Strategic Thinking, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, financial advisors, wealth management, financial services, entrepreneur, thought leadership, business development, leadership tips, tips for entrepreneurs, small business owners, developing your business, authentic leadership, inspiring leadership, future-proof business, influential leadership, business growth
No doubt about it:  leadership is challenging these days.  Whether you are raising a child, coaching someone else’s child, directing a team to reach a common goal, or leading your clients towards their financial goals and objectives, the skills you need to navigate change – a leader’s, primary role – are themselves changing.  Your business and career growth, in fact, may depend on your ability to embrace new leadership requirements.

Help Investors Find an Alternative to CSBs:  Five Reasons Why It’s The TFSA

By : Tamar Satov Posted in: Strategic Thinking
It was the go-to savings vehicle for generations of Canadians, and a gateway to more sophisticated investing for millions. But with Canada Savings Bonds (CSBs) off the table as of November 1, advisors should guide clients to another option that will occupy the same space in their hearts — and finances. There are five key reasons the TFSA should be an even better choice for Canadian savers.

It’s Over 50% - Top 3% Pay More Than Their Fair Share

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, CRA, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, Small Business, tax courses, Canadian economy, wealth management, tax changes, tax education, financial education, tax reform, Liberal government, Morneau, Canadian Controlled Private Corporations, unfair tax changes, tax fairness, federal income tax, middle class taxation, entrepreneurs, CTF, high-income, government issues
Amidst calls by the federal government to improve “tax fairness,” a report by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) shows that while a mere three per cent of all tax filers earn $150,000 or more, they contribute over one-third of all federal income taxes collected.

Capital Gains Deduction Series, Part I: The Basics

By: Walter Harder Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Financial Literacy, CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, income tax act, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, tax deductions, tax education, financial education, small business tax, tax benefits, taxpayer, farming tax, fishing tax, agriculture tax, Capital Gains Deduction, corporation shares, disposition dates, spousal taxation, agricultural property, fishing property, business partnership, business taxation
With proposed changes looming to the eligibility for the Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption (LCGE), which becomes the Capital Gains Deduction on the personal tax return, tax and financial advisors are well advised to review the rules and have discussions with their clients on whether any year end planning opportunities should be pursued.

Life Purpose – Quoting George Bernard Shaw

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, financial education, entrepreneur, thought leadership, quotes, inspirational message, goal setting, George Bernard Shaw
“Everything happens to everybody sooner or later, if there is time enough.” —George Bernard Shaw