OAS Estimates for Fourth Quarter

The Old Age Security monthly benefit is expected to increase to $590.74 in the fourth quarter based on CPI data, for a total 2017 benefit of $6,994.62.

Retirement Advice Key as Canadians Fall Short on Savings Goals

Three-quarters of Canadians say they have saved 25 per cent or less of what they feel they need to retire, according to a Canadian Payroll Association survey. Financial advisors are well-positioned to help.

Canada “Celebrates” 100 Years of Income Tax

National income tax is such a given in western economies that we lump it in with death as being unavoidable and portray the “Taxman” as some kind of grim reaper. But, in reality, federal income tax is a fairly recent invention — in Canada, we’ve just now reached the 100-year anniversary of the practice.

Canada in Top Five for Pension Fund Assets

Canada now ranks No. 5 globally by share of pension fund assets, according to new research by Willis Towers Watson. What does this mean for advisors and their clients?

Life Purpose: Ideas vs Execution

“Ideas are a commodity. Execution of them is not.” —Michael Dell, founder & CEO, Dell Technologies

13 Reasons to Attend the Distinguished Advisor Conference Nov. 5-8 in Kelowna

Plus, find out who the lucky winners are to the DAC trivia contest!

Thought Leaders: What Characteristic Should Every Entrepreneur Possess?

Our new Executive Business Builders Network features some of the best entrepreneurial minds in the financial services industry. As we band together to future-proof this industry and our careers through discussion, we’d also like your feedback.
 
 
 
Knowledge Bureau Poll Question

Does the government do enough (e.g., Lifelong Learning Plan, Registered Education Savings Plan) to support post-secondary education in Canada?

  • Yes
    36 votes
    31.3%
  • No
    79 votes
    68.7%