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Debt Management Series: How Debt Affects Wealth Management

Posted: November 14, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue , Debt Management, Retirement, Financial Literacy, Financial Planning, Financial Advisor, bankruptcy, knowledge bureau, ce credits, wealth management, financial education, CE summits, Marcia Elaschuk, consumer debt, debt sources, paying off debt, mortgages, consumer proposal, personal debt, cash flow, money mirage

It’s financial literacy month and Canadians need help with debt management-badly.  Over half (52 per cent) of Canadians are only $200 away from insolvency according to a poll of 1,500 Canadians by insolvency consultancy MNP this spring.  It’s a highly valued service that tax and financial advisors can offer.

Innovate or Die: How “Leadapreneurs” Are Transforming Economies

Posted: November 07, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Planning, DAC, knowledge bureau, relationship management, Evelyn Jacks, distinguished advisor conference, financial advisors, wealth management, financial education, tax professionals, innovative thinking, Millennials, leadership, financial conferences, Canadian conferences, Leapreneur, Jan Bartscht, Jessica Macias, robo-advisor, investors

In one of the most talked-about and ground-breaking sessions at this year’s Distinguished Advisor Conference, futurist Jan Bartscht, brought a stark message to the approximately 200 delegates in attendance:  you must innovate or die in a stark business reality: 40 per cent of major companies will not survive the digital disruptions of the next five years.

Seven Business Disruptors That Require a Leader’s Attention

Posted: October 31, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, financial advisors, wealth management, financial services, entrepreneur, thought leadership, business development, leadership tips, tips for entrepreneurs, small business owners, developing your business, authentic leadership, inspiring leadership, future-proof business, influential leadership, business growth, inspiration, disruptors, business leadership, culture, continuity, disruption, change management, aspiration

Leadership matters, especially when you consider all the disruptions that appear at your business doorstep every day.  How to survive them?  Lean into them!  In fact, there are seven key disruptors you must address immediately with your team if you are concerned about successfully growing your business to the next level.

Advisors Addressing Impact of Rising Interest Rates on Canadian Families

Posted: October 17, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, interest rates, Evelyn Jacks, mortgage, tax courses, Canadian economy, wealth management, tax education, tax professionals, CE summits, consumer debt, credit card debt, debt in Canada, debt management courses

The average Canadian with debt could have to pay an additional $130 per month for debt repayment, as interest rates are anticipated to rise over the next year. Advisors can help clients adjust to these changes – but what is the best strategy?

Growing Your Business: Influential Leadership Will Help

Posted: October 10, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, financial advisors, wealth management, financial services, entrepreneur, thought leadership, business development, leadership tips, tips for entrepreneurs, small business owners, developing your business, authentic leadership, inspiring leadership, future-proof business, influential leadership, business growth

No doubt about it:  leadership is challenging these days.  Whether you are raising a child, coaching someone else’s child, directing a team to reach a common goal, or leading your clients towards their financial goals and objectives, the skills you need to navigate change – a leader’s, primary role – are themselves changing.  Your business and career growth, in fact, may depend on your ability to embrace new leadership requirements.

It’s Over 50% - Top 3% Pay More Than Their Fair Share

Posted: October 10, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, Small Business, tax courses, Canadian economy, wealth management, tax changes, tax education, financial education, tax reform, Liberal government, Morneau, Canadian Controlled Private Corporations, unfair tax changes, tax fairness, federal income tax, middle class taxation, entrepreneurs, CTF, high-income, government issues

Amidst calls by the federal government to improve “tax fairness,” a report by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) shows that while a mere three per cent of all tax filers earn $150,000 or more, they contribute over one-third of all federal income taxes collected.