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Fake News and Your Opportunity to Build Trust

Posted: November 07, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , DAC, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, distinguished advisor conference, financial advisors, ce credits, financial education, tax professionals, fake news, value proposition, Kirk LaPointe, financial planners

Trust. Fake news. Instability.  These small words that carry a big punch because they’re emblematic of a new world order and the shifting sands of change. However, during DAC’s first day of presentations, journalist, politician and business leader Kirk LaPointe spoke about how “invested clients” can actually help you beat the disruption that trust failures provide.

Final Tax Instalment for 2017:  Help Clients Budget for Savings and Holidays

Posted: October 31, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Tax Planning, Financial Planning, CRA, taxation, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, financial advisors, Canadian taxation, tax education, financial education, tax preparers, CE summits, financial planners, tax deadlines, tax instalment 2018, budgeting

Do you need more cash flow before Christmas?  It’s a great question for tax and financial advisors to ask their clients who are pensioners, divorces or proprietors.  That’s because the final quarterly tax instalment of the year is coming up soon – December 15 – and with proper planning, it might be avoided.

Do Your Clients Have Good Debt or Bad Debt?

Posted: October 03, 2017
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, retirement planning, ce credits, home equity, financial education, tax reform, CE summits, financial planner, mortgage rates, interest rates Canada, unfair tax changes, Distinguished Advisor Workshops

Canadian household debt hit a record in the second quarter of this year, at $1.68 of debt for every dollar of income. As interest rates increase and debt levels soar, your clients run the risk of much greater uncertainty about their financial security.

Distinguished Advisor Conference: Young Advisors Award Winners Announced!

Posted: September 25, 2017 VIA: Knowledge Bureau
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , DAC, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, distinguished advisor conference, tax courses, tax education, financial education, financial conference, post-secondary education, financial advice, Canadian conference, Distinguished Young Advisor Awards, Manulife, HollisWealth, wealth advisor, Joseph Alfie, Jonathan Earle, continuing education, Certified Financial Planner

Knowledge Bureau and Manulife are pleased to announce that Joseph Alfie (left), B.Com., CFP®, of Myriad Private Wealth/HollisWealth in Montreal, Quebec, and Jonathan Earle, B.Sc, P.Eng, MBA, CFP®, CIM®, a financial advisor with Bell Financial/Manulife Securities Incorporated in Aurora, Ontario, have been selected as the 2017 winners of THE DAC YOUNG ADVISORS AWARD, to be awarded at the Distinguished Advisor Conference (DAC) in Kelowna, B.C., November 5 - 8.

Nine in 10 Business and Financial Pros Oppose Morneau’s Tax Proposals

Posted: September 01, 2017 By : Tamar Satov
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Federal Government, Financial Advisor, taxation, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, tax evasion, Small Business, Canadian economy, financial education, tax preparer, tax reform, proprietorship, financial planner, wealth manager, proposed tax changes, tax regulation, tax regime, Canadian small business, private business, business owners, tax in Canada, standards of living

Accountants, bookkeepers, financial advisors and business leaders are joining the chorus of dissent against Ottawa’s proposed tax changes affecting private corporations, warning of dire consequences to the Canadian economy if implemented, a Knowledge Bureau survey finds.