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Debt Management Series: How Debt Affects Wealth Management

Posted: November 14, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue , Debt Management, Retirement, Financial Literacy, Financial Planning, Financial Advisor, bankruptcy, knowledge bureau, ce credits, wealth management, financial education, CE summits, Marcia Elaschuk, consumer debt, debt sources, paying off debt, mortgages, consumer proposal, personal debt, cash flow, money mirage

It’s financial literacy month and Canadians need help with debt management-badly.  Over half (52 per cent) of Canadians are only $200 away from insolvency according to a poll of 1,500 Canadians by insolvency consultancy MNP this spring.  It’s a highly valued service that tax and financial advisors can offer.

Keeping Businesses in the Family Through Financial Planning

Posted: October 31, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , knowledge bureau, succession planning, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, ce credits, tax course, tax preparation for proprietorships, income splitting, financial education, CE summits, business development, intergenerational issues, income sprinkling, family businesses, business builders, small business taxation, business succession, lifetime capital gains exemption, family debt management, year-end planning, tax workshops, Advising Family Businesses

Statistics show that only 30 per cent of businesses are transitioned to the next generation. However, we’re entering a time when family businesses are going to play a much more integral role in economic growth and development. Why is this, and what does that mean for advisors and tax professionals?

Advisors’ Approach to Retirement Planning – What’s New?

Posted: October 24, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Debt Management, Tax Planning, Financial Advisor, investments, knowledge bureau, interest rates, Evelyn Jacks, retirement planning, inflation, tax education, CE summits, Distinguished Advisor Workshops, financial courses, financial conferences, Canadian pension, retirement trends, mortgage reduction, earn CE credits

The world has changed dramatically over the last couple of decades—and that requires that tax and financial advisors adapt their strategies for pre-retirees. Recognizing the current economic and societal changes drivers, it appears that  debt management, and debt reduction strategies at various life stages, require more attention. This will be a key planning theme at Knowledge Bureau’s upcoming CE Summits.

Advisors Addressing Impact of Rising Interest Rates on Canadian Families

Posted: October 17, 2017 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?

Weather the Tax-Reform Storm of Complexity at the New CE Summits

Posted: October 10, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
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2018 is destined to be a busy season for Canadian tax preparers and financial advisors who will need to be prepared to assist their clients in addressing the many new tax changes. This year’s CE Summits will help you gain a better understanding of the tax changes that have occurred, and those to come for private business owners and their families, and will allow you to hone the technical skills necessary to effectively address them.

Business and Financial Pros Say Government Should Do More to Support Post-Secondary Education

Posted: October 03, 2017 By : Tamar Satov
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Financial Literacy, CRA, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, RESP, education savings, tax courses, tax deductions, CESG, financial education, post-secondary education, CE summits, Registered Education Savings Plan, Canada Education Savings Grant, education debt, tuition credits, education deductions, student tax credits, Canadian government, adult education, social benefits, financial assistance, cost of post-secondary education, how to afford university, Canada Learning Bond, debt and cash flow management course

The majority of Canadian financial professionals and business leaders say the government is not doing enough to support post-secondary education, according to an online poll conducted by Knowledge Bureau, Canada’s premiere national institute for excellence in financial education. These findings come despite generous, but underutilized, support from the RESP, Canada Education Savings Grants and Canada Learning Bonds.