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Essential tips and tricks for paying less tax and keeping more of your retirement income

Nov 01, 2022

It’s important to make the most of your retirement income. To do so, you need to be aware of what income is and isn’t taxable, and also how to make the most of the tax breaks you’re entitled to. This article outlines the four main steps you need to take to ensure you keep as much of your retirement income as possible: 1. Make a financial plan. 2. Split your pension income. 3. Buy an annuity. 4. Be aware of retirement-related tax breaks.

Insurance Planning for Incorporated Professionals

Oct 03, 2022

For incorporated professionals, making sure your business is financially protected can be overwhelming. Incorporated Professionals face a unique set of challenges when it comes to managing risk. Insurance can play an important role.

Five Ways To Withdraw Money From Your Business In A Tax-Efficient Manner

Sep 01, 2022

You have worked long and hard to build up your business, and now you are ready to withdraw money from your business' bank account. But you don't want to get hit with a huge tax bill. So here are 5 ways to withdraw money from your business in a tax-efficient manner.

The Six Steps to Financial Planning

Aug 01, 2022

A certified financial planner is trained to focus on all aspects of your finances – everything from your taxes to retirement savings. The six steps to financial planning are: • Meeting your financial planner • Determining your goals and expectation • Reviewing your current financial state • Developing a financial plan • Implementing a financial plan • Monitoring the plan A certified financial planner will develop a plan that works for you both today and in the future.

The Five Steps to Insurance Planning

Jul 05, 2022

It’s essential to have enough insurance to give you peace of mind and make sure you are sufficiently insured. Working with an insurance agent can help make sure you are adequately insured. The five steps to insurance planning are: • Finding an insurance agent • Meeting with your insurance agent • Reviewing your insurance options • Purchasing insurance • Filing a claim (when necessary) An insurance agent can help you understand your policy covers, how much your deductible will be, and all the steps involved in filing a claim.

Permanent versus Term Life Insurance – What are the Differences?

Jun 02, 2022

You know you need life insurance – but you’re not sure which kind is best for you. There are two main kinds of life insurance: • Permanent, which lasts for your entire life. Premiums can be more expensive, but you can also use the policy to build up cash value. • Term, which is only good for a set amount of time. Premiums are less expensive, and you cannot build up cash value – but coverage is easy to get and understand. We can help you determine which type of insurance is best for you and how much it will cost you.

Easy Exit: Business Succession in a Nutshell

May 04, 2022

Getting into the world of business is a meticulous task, but so is getting out of it Whether you’ve just hit the ground running on your business or if you’ve been at it for a long time, there is no better time to plan your exit strategy than now.

2022 Federal Budget Highlights

Apr 08, 2022

On April 7, 2022, the Federal Government released their 2022 budget. Our article contains highlights of the various financial measures in this budget, divided into these sections: • Housing • Alternative minimum tax • Dental care • Small businesses • Tradespeople • Canada Growth Fund • Climate • Bank and insurer taxes

2021 Income Tax Year Tips

Apr 01, 2022

It’ll be time to file your 2021 taxes soon, and you must take advantage of every tax credit and deduction that you can. Our article includes information on a variety of subjects you need to know about, including what to do if you’ve had to repay COVID-19 benefits, how to plan ahead if you’re self-employed or retiring soon, and what you need to know if you have a home office or employer-provided benefits.

Accessing Corporate Earnings

Apr 01, 2022

One of the financial planning issues that business owners face is how to access their corporate earnings in a tax efficient way. Please contact us to learn how we can get more money in your pocket than in the government's.