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IMF Predicts Slowing Growth for Canada: What Can You Do About It?

Posted: June 12, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue , Real Wealth Management, Financial Literacy, DAC, knowledge bureau, interest rates, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, debt and cash flow management, Canadian economy, wealth management, entrepreneur, online education, NAFTA, Canada's competitivementss, cross-border trade, US, Trump US tax, real estatte market, economic trenda

The IMF predicts that if Canada and the U.S. fail to reach agreement on NAFTA, Canada’s competitiveness could take a serious hit, resulting in a drop of 0.4 percentage points or more in GDP. Donald Trump’s tweets about Justin Trudeau could further dampen the outlook. But, astute financial advisors can help clients meet their goals in these difficult times by staying on course.

Interest and Inflation Rate Hikes Ahead? Time to Manage Real Wealth

Posted: June 05, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Bank of canada, Evelyn Jacks, Canadian economy, wealth management, interest rate, inflation, financial education, Real Wealth Manager, mortgage stress test, mortgage rate, credit card interest, debt courses

After holding interest rates at 1.25 percent since January, the Bank of Canada appears ready for raise the rate in its next announcement, July 11, when many economists expect it to increase to 1.5 percent. This small jump could affect millions of Canadians and is an opportunity for advisors and clients to lean in and plan for change.

Canada’s Economic Future: Immigration is Essential for Growth

Posted: June 05, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, DAC, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, Canadian economy, bookkeeping courses, accounting courses, immigration, education for immigrants, careers for immigrants, immigration visa, canadian newcomers, Canada's immigration plan, Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen, Immigration Summit, Shoshana green

Reports from the recent 2018 Immigration Summit in Ottawa, show that immigration is going to be essential for the future of the Canadian economy. But, where are the career opportunities for newcomers to Canada, or those those returning back home?

U.S. Tax Reform: What’s the Impact on Canadian Taxpayers?

Posted: April 24, 2018
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Tax Reforms, tax courses, distinguished financial advisor, Canadian economy, tax education, cross border taxation, entrepreneur, CE summits, Strategic Thinking, Morneau, current issue, budget 2018, online campus, Canadian Competitiveness, US Tax Reforms, Trump small Business, foreign operated business

A new study shows that leaders in the accounting field are feeling uncertain about the future of Canada’s economy and the recent U.S. tax reforms that are cited amongst the major contributing factors. At this year’s CE Summits, one of Canada’s most prolific cross-border tax experts will address the core tax issues that affect Canadian taxpayers and how tax and financial advisors can tackle them.

Canada’s Competitiveness: Managing Cross-Border Taxation

Posted: April 16, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Tax Reforms, tax courses, distinguished financial advisor, Canadian economy, tax education, cross border taxation, entrepreneur, CE summits, Morneau, budget 2018, online campus, Canadian Competitiveness, US Tax Reforms, Trump small Business, foreign operated business

Canada’s workplace is changing and not just on our vast, thawing land. Home-based workers are able to earn their living around the globe, and despite uncertainty, the benefits offered by recent U.S. tax reforms are attractive to Canadian businesses and professionals seeking more competitive environments. For these reasons, May 15 is an important date.

Dr. Michael Graham: On Budget 2018 and Cross Border Taxation

Posted: March 27, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Distinguished Mastery , Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, federal budget, tax courses, Canadian economy, tax education, financial education, Dr. Michael Graham, CE summits, Liberal government, Morneau, financial workshops, online education, cross-border taxation, US tax, budget 2018, online campus, US President, Trump, trade, tariff, NAFTA, Michael Graham Investment services

What did Budget 2018 cover that tax and financial advisors need to know now? What did it fail to address? Dr. Michael Graham weighs in on what we might anticipate in cross-border trade, U.S. tax reforms, the implications of Budget 2018 on small businesses in Canada.