USMCA Makes Progress for Aboriginal and Indigenous Inclusivity

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Human rights, distinguished advisor conference, Aboriginal people, NAFTA, diversity, trade agreement, DAC speakers, United Nations, USMCA, indigineous people, native Canadians, equality, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Senator Mary Jane McCallum
Unfortunately, Senator McCallum has informed us she is unable to attend the Distinguished Advisor Conference this year. Instead we will hear from Dan Collison who will speak to this important topic: YOUR NEW IDEAL CLIENT: How Constructive Listening Helps Engage Culturally Diverse Clients. Check it out and register by October 31!

The Right Professional Education for a New Economy

By: Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Financial Literacy, Evelyn Jacks, Tax Specialist, tax courses, ce credits, tax advisor, financial education
The tax preparation industry is undergoing massive change: from jobs that required data entry skills to professional advice that focuses on the best after-tax results for the client and his or her family. That requires a new educational solution for those who want to build a career in this rewarding industry.

Graduates in the News – Troy Harrison

By : Knowledge Bureau Writers Posted in: Strategic Thinking, tax preparation, Financial Literacy, distinguished financial advisor, financial education, holistic advice, Graduates in the news, holistic financial planning, designates, Troy Harrison
Troy Harrison of Winnipeg, shares why investing in education as an advisor, isn’t just about career advancement. Education also helps advisors forge trust with clients.  His focus now is to cultivate and nurture his client relationships and inspire other advisors to do the same.

CRA News: Advantage Rules for Investments & 2019 TFSA Limits

By: Walter Harder Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Financial Literacy, CRA, investment, TFSA, RESP, rrsp, RDSP, tax deductions, tax education, tfsa contribution, RRIF, Walter Harder, investment strategy, contribution limiits
Two new important pieces of information from the CRA impact the registered investment strategies of Canadian taxpayers. The forecasted TFSA contribution limits for 2019, and the long-awaited Income Tax Folio S3-F10-C3, Advantages – RRSPs, RESPs, RRIFs, RDSPs and TFSAs issued on October 1.

How Will USMCA Impact Average Canadians?

By : Evelyn Jacks & Beth Graddon Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Debt Management, interest rates, Bank of canada, Investing, Trudeau, Trump, NAFTA, trade agreement, Canadian dollar, Steven Poloz, dairy industry, free trade, USMCA, United States - Mexico - Canada Agreeement, Canada, United States, dairy import, automotive tariffs, trade tarifs, manufacturing sector
The new NAFTA deal—now called USMCA—will no doubt make positive contributions to the Canadian economy and investors will appreciate the improvement in market uncertainty. But, there are also some points of concern, including impacts to specific sectors and looming interest rate hikes. Plus, a duty-free limit increase that improves ease of holiday shopping, but could have economic repercussions.

Economic Consequences When the “Rich” Pay More Tax

By : Beth Graddon Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Tax, Canadian economy, tax reform, 1%, high networth, CD Howe, government, top tax bracket, high earnings, tax revenue
A new report from the C.D. Howe Institute answers the common question: should the rich pay more tax? While recent tax rate changes brought in $1.2 Billion federally (far less than the $3 Billion anticipated) the data points to several negative impacts, with consequences to all taxpayers, when the rates applied to Canada’s top income earners go up.