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Mortgage Stress Test: Benefits to Canadian Debt Management

Posted: July 10, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Real Wealth Management, Financial Literacy, Financial Advisor, investment, knowledge bureau, interest rates, Evelyn Jacks, real estate, master financial advisor, retirement income, financial education, mortgage stress test, mortgage lenders, Retirement and Estate Services Specialist, holistic wealth management, Canadian debt levels, debt to income ratio, qualifying for a mortgage, wealth building, Tax Strategies for Investors

In January, a new mortgage stress test was put in place requiring Canadian home buyers to qualify at rates higher than the benchmark interest rates imposed by the Bank of Canada and individual lenders. The implications to Canadian debt levels and the housing market are factors advisors should consider when offering holistic advice to clients.

Work Stress Kills: Flexible Career Opportunities Benefit Pre-Retirees

Posted: June 19, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, Financial Advisor, self-employed, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, master financial advisor, retirement income, bookkeeping courses, financial education, tax preparer, entrepreneur, tax careers, holistic wealth management, bookkeeping career, online, pre-retirees, work stress, health risks, Retirement services specialist, self-study

Demanding careers and workplace stress can lead to premature death in men with existing health issues, according to a new study, although women seem to fair better. It speaks to the need for financial advisors to sit down with their boomer clients and have a frank talk about how long to work if the couple is serious about living their dream retirement.

Sneak Peek! Advisors Require Technical Skills Before Death of a Taxpayer

Posted: June 05, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Estate Planning, knowledge bureau, executor, succession planning, Evelyn Jacks, retirement planning, final returns on death of a taxpayer, tax courses, ce credits, master financial advisor, inheritance, tax education, financial education, Walter Harder, online education, taxes for deceased, holistic wealth management, estate services

Each year, 1 percent of the population passes away, generating tax consequences and other financial implications that impact remaining family members.Yet, often tax and financial advisors are hesitant to focus on tax-efficient estate planning, leaving it to attorneys instead. But you can add value as a more trusted advisor by offering a more holistic approach to a powerful financial moment by honing skills in discussing the tax consequences on death of a taxpayer.

People in the News - Siegfried Merten, MFA Achieves International Recognition

Posted: February 21, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, German Pension Taxation, tax courses, master financial advisor, tax education, Siegfried Merten, online education, cross-border taxation, German tax, Canadian-German tax, double taxation, retirees, Clearance Certificate, Tax return processing

We salute the outstanding achievements of Siegfried Merten, Master Financial Advisor (MFA), who has been recognized internationally for his work in the avoidance of double taxation for retired Canadians.

Please Help Us Thank Our DAC 2017 Sponsors

Posted: November 14, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , DAC, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, distinguished advisor conference, tax courses, ce credits, master financial advisor, distinguished financial advisor, financial education, tax preparers, tax professionals, Manulife, financial conferences, Franklin Templeton Investments, AGF, advisors

Last week, the 14th Distinguished Advisor Conference (DAC) took place in beautiful Kelowna. Please help us thank and acknowledge the incredible sponsors that helped bring this event to fruition, and the many Knowledge Bureau graduates who have offered their ongoing support - check out all the incredible speakers, networking and fun in the photo gallery!

Nearly Two-thirds of Canadians Use Tax-assisted Savings

Posted: September 25, 2017 VIA: Knowledge Bureau
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, statistics canada, TFSA, Evelyn Jacks, retirement planning, rrsp, master financial advisor, retirement savings, retirement statistics, tax-assisted savings, Registered Retirement Savings Plan, public sector employment, registered savings account, retirement income planning, Estate Services Specialist

More than 65 per cent of Canada’s 14 million households contributed to at least one registered savings account (RPP, RRSP or TFSA) in 2015, according to recently released Statistics Canada data from the 2016 Census.