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Shopping Spoiler Alert: Canadians Aren’t Saving Enough

Posted: December 04, 2018 By : Evelyn Jacks & Beth Graddon
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue , Debt Management, statistics canada, interest rates, Bank of canada, retirement savings, Steven Poloz, household savings rate, disposable income, Financial Planning Standards

In the holiday spirit yet? This news might dampen it: on Friday November 30, Statistics Canada released a report on GDP, income and expenditure for the third quarter of 2018. The big news? In 2018, Canadians have had the worst household savings rate on an annual basis since 2005, averaging only 1.4% over the past year. For the third quarter of this year, the household savings rate was a mere 0.8%; the lowest quarterly level since early in 2017.

Women Make Strides in Financial Services

Posted: October 09, 2018 By : Beth Graddon
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Planning, Financial Advisor, Small Business, distinguished advisor conference, women in business, entrepreneur, leadership, proprietorship, business owner, female business leaders, women in financial services, Canadian Summit for Women in Financial Planning, Business Buider Retreat, women-owned enterprises

The financial services industry has traditionally been male dominated, but a shift has started to occur, with more emphasis placed upon supporting female growth in this field. Also important, is a new Statistics Canada Report which notes that women-owned service industry businesses are experiencing higher growth rates than those owned by men, which bodes well for female leaders in the tax and financial services.

Graduates in the News – Troy Harrison

Posted: October 09, 2018 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.

Tax Specialization: Soft Skills are Equally Important

Posted: October 02, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Financial Planning, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax services specialist, tax advisor, tax efficiency, DFA, holistic advice, holistic financial planning, tax advice

There is a very bright future for the tax preparer who makes a great decision to become the Tax Services Specialist of the future. But, to offer the best advice in that regard, tax specialists must have more than precise technical skills.

Graduates in the News: Stefanie Keller, RWM™

Posted: September 24, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Real Wealth Management, Financial Literacy, financial education, Real Wealth Manager, testimonial, Stefanie Keller, Graduates in the news, holistic financial planning

“Knowledge Bureau is in the forefront of the industry. We must get that message out to the public; it is a game changer,” says Stefanie Keller, CEO of Stellar Wealth and Tax Solutions in Winnipeg.

Train for Work in the New Economy: Tax Advice vs Tax Preparation

Posted: September 10, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Real Wealth Management, Financial Literacy, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax filing, tax advisor, financial education, CE summits, financial advice, robo-advisors, Know Your Client, client-centric strategies, holistic financial planning, tax specialists

What is the difference between a tax preparer or practitioner and a tax specialist? In a word: advice. The tax preparation industry is in the midst of an enormous transformation, and new entrants must educate toward that change. But, why is that and what does that really mean?