Knowledge Bureau Report

CE Credits and Blockchain - New (and Great) Reasons to Come to DAC

Posted in: Strategic Thinking
Hussein Hallak CEO & Founder of Next Decentrum will be joining us on Day 1 of DAC to discuss Reshaping Your World: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Cybersecurity. It’s just one more reason to make sure you don’t miss the September 15 early-bird registration deadline to attend in Puerto Vallarta this November. Hussein has a very compelling story to tell you.

Are You Using Your TFSA as a Savings Account? Bad Idea

By : Christine Steendam & Walter Harder Posted in: Strategic Thinking
Imagine a completely tax-free retirement; one in which you don't have to focus on planning for after-tax income at all. This is an opportunity that is being missed by millennials when a TFSA is used as a short-term savings account rather than for long-term wealth accumulation.

CRA Phone Scam: Advisors Can Help Protect Vulnerable Canadians

By : Beth Graddon Posted in: Strategic Thinking
It can be financially devastating and it’s seniors and the most vulnerable - those who don’t understand the taxpayer relationship with the CRA – that are the most frequent victims of a CRA phone scam that is extracting thousands of dollars from unsuspecting people. It’s important for professionals to share guidelines with clients to help all family members recognize whether or not they’re legitimately being contacted by the CRA.

August Poll Results: Pros Want a Review of Canada’s Tax System

By : Beth Graddon Posted in: Strategic Thinking
With global trade uncertainties and other factors, including debt, new taxes and demographic change all putting pressure on Canadians’ ability keep their heads above financial waters, tax and financial advisors who participated in our August poll are sending a strong message in this pre-election time: Canadians are finding things unaffordable.

New Gift Planning Designation for Advisors Now Available

Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Media Releases
The Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP), Knowledge Bureau and Spire Philanthropy are pleased to announce that all three online courses in the MFA-P™ - Philanthropy designation program are now available. The program has been developed over the past year by some of the most experienced leaders in charitable giving. Graduates with these specialized credentials in strategic philanthropy, will be well equipped to pursue new opportunities to build trust by better understanding their clients’ values and critical personal causes.

Year-End Tax Filing Deadlines: Help Your Clients Minimize Tax

Posted in: Strategic Thinking
There are some important reasons to talk to your clients over the next 10 days, from a tax point of view. Advisors who want to enhance their value propositions will want to discuss the 16 tax compliance and planning milestones that may impact their finances now until the end of the year.