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Business and Financial Pros Say Government Should Do More to Support Post-Secondary Education

Posted: October 03, 2017 By : Tamar Satov
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Financial Literacy, CRA, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, RESP, education savings, tax courses, tax deductions, CESG, financial education, post-secondary education, CE summits, Registered Education Savings Plan, Canada Education Savings Grant, education debt, tuition credits, education deductions, student tax credits, Canadian government, adult education, social benefits, financial assistance, cost of post-secondary education, how to afford university, Canada Learning Bond, debt and cash flow management course

The majority of Canadian financial professionals and business leaders say the government is not doing enough to support post-secondary education, according to an online poll conducted by Knowledge Bureau, Canada’s premiere national institute for excellence in financial education. These findings come despite generous, but underutilized, support from the RESP, Canada Education Savings Grants and Canada Learning Bonds.

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.

Changes to Corporate Income-Splitting Rules Could Hurt Women and Families

Posted: September 08, 2017 By : Evelyn Jacks, MFA, DFA-Tax Services Specialist
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Federal Government, dividends, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, Small Business, distinguished advisor conference, income splitting, finance canada, financial education, entrepreneur, post-secondary education, CE summits, Canadian income tax, Morneau, gender inequality, gender issues, women and families, taxation of private corporations, feminism, income tax reform, tax planning strategy, gender statistics, income tax proposals, tax for stay-at-home parents

Finance Canada’s controversial proposals on the taxation of private corporations, which require comments on the changes by October 2, will potentially affect businesspeople of all income levels, from all walks of life, who serve and employ Canadians in their hometowns across Canada. However, they will also affect families and, in particular, women.

Students Will Owe $30K by Graduation: Debt Management Critical

Posted: September 08, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Tax Planning, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, TFSA, RESP, rrsp, education savings, distinguished financial advisor, financial education, professional development, post-secondary education, CE Summit, student debt, student loans, CIBC poll, back-to-school, Marcia Elaschuk, consumer debt, reducing debt, debt solutions

Three-quarters (74 per cent) of Canadian post-secondary students believe they will need to supplement their schooling with more training after graduation, despite already spending on average $14,000 each year and expecting to owe $30,000 in debt by the time they complete their current program.

Financial Advisors’ Advice and Strategies Altered by A.I. Revolution

Posted: September 08, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , self-employed, knowledge bureau, tax returns, relationship management, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, retirement planning, distinguished advisor conference, financial advisors, wealth management, tax education, financial education, tax reform, entrepreneur, post-secondary education, CE summits, artificial intelligence, AI, industries, iron and ore, Malcolm McRae, tax planners, family wealth, intergenerational issues, job elimination, obsolete jobs, severance packages

From cell phones to airplanes, building and coins, ore is indispensable in modern life; but, like many other outputs, the work people do to bring it to market is being impacted by the A.I. Revolution. Similar disruptive changes affect the advice tax and financial advisors give their clients.

Time to Learn Tax Preparation? Canadian Income Tax is 100 Years Old This Month

Posted: September 08, 2017 VIA: Knowledge Bureau
Posted in: Breaking News, Economic News, Strategic Thinking , Federal Government, taxation, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, tax services specialist, distinguished financial advisor, tax education, financial education, tax preparer, Introduction to Personal Tax Preparation, tax reform, post-secondary education, financial services jobs, Canadian income tax, tax Canada, history of tax, history of income tax, Tax Acts, Income Tax Acts, tax preparer course, tax preparer certification, tax career, tax jobs

The 100th anniversary of personal income tax is coming up on September 20! On that day in 1917, The Income War Tax Act received Royal Assent, heralding in the first personal income taxes in Canada. Perhaps it’s high time you tackled the challenge and mastered the tax return and all it’s nuances? It’s an investment that could really pay off for you.