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This Week’s Edition of KBR:

September Poll

Do you believe the top federal tax rate should rise above 33% on income over $216,511 to help pay down the debt? Please explain.
Yes: 114 votes
44.88%
No: 140 votes
55.12%
 

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Mid Way Point:  Kick Start Pre-Retirement Savings with Tax Savvy

What matters is what you keep. As we have reached the 2021 halfway point, from a tax planning point of view it’s high time focus on ways to keep more money in your clients’ pockets before year-end.  A key question arises for pre-retirees in the post-COVID environment:  what are the right next steps if TFSA, RPP and RRSP contribution room has been maximized for every adult in the family?  The answer takes the investor back to three basics:

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Poll: Is it Premature to Reduce the Canada Recovery Benefit?

On June 23, the April 19, 2021 Federal Budget was passed into law by the House of Commons.  It included changes to pandemic supports, including the extension and reduction to the Canada Recovery Benefit to $300 per week. Our June Poll asked our readers if they feel this move is premature, and the answers provide insights to the question “Is it time to get our economy back to normal?” For the majority of our June Poll respondants (66%), the answer is ‘yes’ it’s time.  But it was a close neck-in-neck race and insights from both sides of the equation are enlightening.  Please read on to find out why:

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Re-Discovery:  Introspection Required to Meet New Demand

Are financial advisors failing the next generation?  A new survey says “yes”, as younger investors are dropping their financial advisors in favor of DIY (Do-It-Yourself) investing.  This requires introspection, especially by advisors who want to build practices for the future.  Fees are a big trigger, but looking more closely, there are two more compelling reasons which top advisors can step up to address.

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June 30 Deadline Reminders: Designates, Grads and New Students

June 30 is an important date to remember for both New Students and Grads at Knowledge Bureau!  Designates must recertify to continue to use their designation marks, while graduates will want to take advantage of their time limited VIP Grad discounts to continue their studies. For new students, there’s an opportunity to explore tuition offers on both online and instructor led courses.  Here is a rundown on opportunities for you.  Our friendly educational consultants are standing by to help.  call 1-866-953-4769 for personal assistance or email registrar@knowledgebureau.com.

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KB Grads in the News – Tracy Khamis, DFA- Bookkeeping Services Specialist™

Tracy Khamis shares how earning her DFA-Bookkeeping Services Specialist™ Designation has added value both for her clients, and for her business. Inspired by Tracy’s experience with a Knowledge Bureau education? Check out this month’s special summer school tuition offer and enrol by June 30!

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