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Mortgage Stress Tests: What’s the Impact to Home Owners?

Posted: March 27, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks By :
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, interest rates, Bank of canada, Evelyn Jacks, real estate, tax education, financial education, mortgage rates, mortgage stress test, online education, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, OSFI, home buyer roles, mortgage down payment, mortgage lenders, buying a home, home financing

Buying a home this spring or approaching a mortgage renewal? May is the busiest time of year for real estate transactions, and you will want to see your tax and financial advisor to discuss the implications of the new mortgage rules and rising interest rates on your after-tax earnings.

Rising Interest Rates on the Horizon: Who Will Feel the Impact?

Posted: February 21, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, interest rates, Bank of canada, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, financial education, mortgage rates, mortgage stress test, online education, mortgage renewal

Interest rates are rising and Canadians are already feeling the pinch in paying down their operating lines.  Owing the taxman can add to the burden.  The Bank of Canada’s next interest rate announcement is March 1 and for some, the trend is already uncomfortable. Debt management is key.

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.