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When is the Right Time for Business Succession?

Posted: January 22, 2019
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , succession planning, Evelyn Jacks, entrepreneur, family wealth, business succession, business management, Defusing the Family Business Time Bomb

Transitioning a business can be an emotional period of your life as an entrepreneur. True leaders, however, embrace the fact that businesses need succession plans and that sometimes these businesses can even outgrow the skills of the founder. Knowing when to let go is probably the hardest business decision you will make as a business but your trusted tax and financial advisors can help.

New and Available in January! Defusing the Family Business Time Bomb

Posted: January 08, 2019
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Real Wealth Management, small business, succession planning, Evelyn Jacks, family business, leadership, family wealth, Jenifer Bartman, Defusing the Family Business Time Bomb, business book, tax book

A new book by Jenifer Bartman and Evelyn Jacks will be released next week by Knowledge Bureau. It addresses a common family secret that plagues millions of Canadians from coast to coast: what to do with the family business time bomb at a time when boomers are contemplating retirement.

Give Seniors the Gift of Financial Protection

Posted: December 11, 2018
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , seniors, relationship management, elder abuse, succession planning, power of attorney, fraud, family wealth, financial abuse, advisor's duty, client services, CRA scam, wills

It’s an advisor’s duty to help protect their clients from financial abuse, and seniors are most vulnerable to this. In fact, according to the Ontario Human Rights Commission, 62.5 percent of elder abuse cases are financial. What can you do to give your senior clients the gift of financial protection this holiday season?

Boomers at Risk: Nudging Young Generations Towards Financial Independence

Posted: December 04, 2018 By : Beth Graddon
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , succession planning, retirement planning, Millennials, family wealth, Baby Boomer

One-third of parents of millennials say that their children are a financial strain that could ultimately take a toll on their own retirement. That’s the ongoing challenge that the boomers face. When it comes to managing their money, this generation needs to nudge their millennials towards financial independence or place their own retirement plans at risk.

Budget 2018: Its Place in Canadian Tax History

Posted: February 06, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, federal budget, tax courses, finance minister, tax changes, income splitting, financial education, tax reform, family wealth, Morneau, tax history, income sprinkling, unfair tax changes, business tax, online education, Edgar Benson, Tax Reform 1969, Royal Commission on Taxation

What should we anticipate in this year’s federal budget? Evelyn Jacks weighs in on the anticipated changes – and who will be affected by them - with signals already clearly evident from recently released Finance Canada documents.

Intergenerational Wealth Transfer: Protecting Family Wealth for the Future

Posted: September 08, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Real Wealth Management, Tax Planning, Financial Literacy, Estate Planning, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, relationship management, succession planning, Evelyn Jacks, trusts, wealth transfer, inheritance, financial education, Millennials, Baby Boomers, high-net-worth clients, family wealth, intergenerational issues, intergenerational wealth transfer, asset management, investment plans, loan agreements, heirs, Generation Y, Real Wealth Manager Program, financial course

It’s a well-known fact that the next decade will see an enormous amount of money transferred from one generation to the next in Canada. According to a 2016 CIBC study, there is $750 billion at stake. Your clients, and your high-net-worth clients in particular, will be looking to you to help them preserve their family wealth, if they aren’t already.