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CPP Benefit Enhancements: An Alternative to Private Plans and Pensions

Posted: August 21, 2018 By : Stefanie Keller
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , seniors, investment, knowledge bureau, Canada Pension Plan, Evelyn Jacks, retirement income, public pension, Real Wealth Manager, old age benefits, income planning, Quebec Pension Plan, deferring CPP, CPP enhancements, maximum pensionable earnings, tax-efficient retirement income, Stefanie Keller

Will the CPP be enough to provide security in retirement? That’s a big question for many who face higher premiums for the mandatory plan starting in January of 2019. But to get the most out of your CPP, it pays to get some professional advice.

Deferring Receipt of CPP: Is it the Right Call for Retirees?

Posted: August 14, 2018 By : Stefanie Keller
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , seniors, investment, knowledge bureau, Canada Pension Plan, Evelyn Jacks, retirement income, public pension, Real Wealth Manager, old age benefits, income planning, Quebec Pension Plan, deferring CPP, CPP enhancements, maximum pensionable earnings, tax-efficient retirement income, Stefanie Keller, Stellar Wealth & Tax Solutions

When it comes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP)/Quebec Pension Plan (QPP), most Canadians want to know whether they should take it early, at age 60 or defer it. In fact, this is a great trigger question and a core part of the discussion and a core part of the discussion about a pre-retiree's financial strategy. Yet it is surprising how few advisors drill down on this complex, and often uncomfortable decision.

Non-Residents in the Family: What’s the CRA’s Take?

Posted: July 17, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, CRA, investments, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, Essential Tax Facts, tax filing, tax courses, master financial advisor, distinguished financial advisor, employment insurance, retirement income, tax education, tax return, personal amounts, double taxation, cross-border tax, Canadians abroad, surtax, non-resident, Canadian emigrant, Canadian expatriates, tax treaaty, Canadian immigrants, non-resident tax, world income

Summertime is family time; but it is also the time of year when people prepare for big life changes taking place in the fall. Young adults make plans to work abroad, travel or go to school and empty-nesters journey to warmer climates. However, non-residency comes with tax consequences, so a visit to a tax advisor should be part of your travel preparation.

OAS and GIS Increases: Canadian Seniors Get a Small Raise

Posted: July 17, 2018 By : Knowledge bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, CRA, OAS, knowledge bureau, interest rates, Bank of canada, Evelyn Jacks, Essential Tax Facts, retirement planning, guaranteed income supplement, old age security, master financial advisor, retirement income, wealth management, financial education, retirement benefits, GIS, benefit rates, Retirement Specialist

New rates for Old Age Security (OAS) and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) programs went into effect as of July 1, 2018, and as a result, Canadian seniors are getting a small raise each month this quarter. But, the windfall is meek.

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.

Young Advisors: The Millennial Market Rocks Retirement Planning

Posted: June 26, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , DAC, High net worth relationship management, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, retirement planning, retirement income, wealth management, Millennials, Executive Business Builder Program, Business Builder Retreat, Young Advisor Award, J.D.Power Study. clients for advisors

Are Millennials really that unmotivated, and underperforming? Not according to an important new study. In fact, it turns out that Millennials may be ahead of their parents when it comes to retirement planning, an important trend for young tax and financial advisors looking to build their practices with peer group clients.