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This Week’s Edition of KBR:

May Poll

In your opinion, have governments effectively interpreted the financial effect of the pandemic on small businesses across Canada?
No: 1291 votes
Yes: 53 votes

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Special Offer Ends This Week: Meet Your 2020 Professional Development Goals

It's your last chance to take advantage of these special offers to meet your 2020 professional development goals before month-end. Get new credentials or train your team, by taking any two online courses from Knowledge Bureau for only $995. It’s a savings of $595. Plus, for a limited time, you can get more study time for half price. Act by January 31!

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DAC Acuity 2020 in Niagara Falls: You Could Come as Our Guest

You could come as our guest to DAC Acuity 2020 in Niagara Falls October 28-30. All Knowledge Bureau graduates who completed an online program as a designate in 2019 or by January 30, 2020 can enter our draw to win one free enrolment to DAC Acuity 2020. But act fast! Entries will only be accepted through tomorrow.

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Financial Independence – What Does it Really Mean?

The Sussexes and their quest for financial independence has been all over the global news.  Their dilemma is not that uncommon to many couples their age.  What does it take to embrace financial independence and why is that so critical in an individual’s true evolution into adulthood?  It’s a question many financial advisors may find themselves discussing with affluent families across Canada.

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Financial Basics: Understanding the Time Value of Money

Canadians have trouble understanding a whole gambit of financial concepts like inflation, interest rates, credit reports, stocks, risk, debt and loans, according to the 2014 Canadian Financial Capability Survey*. In the most recent edition of survey, released November 26, 2019, there are emerging signs of financial stress for some Canadians, especially those who don’t have a budget or financial plan. This week, KBR starts a new series on financial basics to help.

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Catching Up: CRA’s Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP) May Provide Relief

Tax season 2020 will officially begin on February 24, when the CRA opens the gates for electronic filing. Unfortunately, some taxpayers will find themselves with an unwanted tax bill this tax season, whether through an unintentional miscalculation on their original return or because they are misrepresenting themselves on their claims. In either case, there can be expensive consequences. The Voluntary Disclosure Program can help. 

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