At a time when governments are more closely monitoring changes in global GDP growth, the effects of protectionism, currency fluctuations, tax changes and sluggish business investment on the long-term financial well-being of Canadians, wealth advisors need to better understand new strategies for making tax efficient investment recommendations to the families they work with.
Portfolio Risk Management in Retirement Course to Efficiently Manage and Increase Family’s Net Worth
Canadians who reach age 65 are more likely than ever to live into their 90's thanks to healthier lifestyles and a decline in heart disease. But this lengthens the retirement income planning period. Therefore, a renewed focus on continued capital accumulation and preservation is as important as the tax-efficient withdrawal of funds. Knowledge Bureau’s recently updated Portfolio Risk Management in Retirement course reviews the measurement and calculation of risk and return from this perspective.
The RESP may become a more important savings vehicle in 2017 now that the Education and Textbook Credits are playing out their swan song on the 2016 tax return. Remember, you can still claim tuition fees and transfer up to $5000 to supporting individuals, however, with the reduced tax benefits in 2017, a fresh look at the RESP is worthwhile.