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Report reveals Canadians’ weak knowledge of retirement income

Employer plans, OAS and GIS were the least understood topics

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Advisors top list of retirement planning tools: survey

But advisors aren’t as popular with Gen X investors

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 13, 2019 May 13, 2019
  • 10:30
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Singles: A growing demographic

The needs of single clients can differ from those of couples, so tailor your planning services appropriately

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The budget and your clients

Feds create new annuity options, enhance Homebuyers’ Plan

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 5, 2019 May 3, 2019
  • 10:27
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On deadline: Tax tips

Even if you don't prepare your clients' taxes, you can help with these pointers

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After the rush: Post-RRSP reviews

Now that the contribution deadline has passed, this is a good time to review your clients' changing needs

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Many women put their retirements at risk making financial sacrifices

By their late 50s, women have saved approximately half of what men have saved

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 21, 2019 May 3, 2019
  • 11:30
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B.C. Child Opportunity Benefit a centrepiece of provincial budget

The new program will provide almost $400 million a year to about 290,000 families

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Canadians boost RRSP holdings

Cautious investors represent an opportunity for advisors

  • By: IE Staff
  • January 29, 2019 May 3, 2019
  • 13:52
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Financial planning’s persistent rise

As retiring baby boomers need help with their increasingly complex finances, planning becomes more critical

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Half of working-age women worry they won’t have enough in retirement

43% of men have the same concern

  • By: IE Staff
  • January 8, 2019 May 3, 2019
  • 12:50
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CRA updates child-related tax folios

Revised folios provide tax guidance for clients who are parents, students or parents of students

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Newly wealthy clients need help with shifting priorities

Windfall recipients intend to pay off debts and share their newly acquired wealth with friends, family and charity

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FPSC unveils new FP Canada details, introduces QAFP designation

Newly created division will deliver professional education programs and other tools to prospective and existing financial planners

  • November 26, 2018 May 3, 2019
  • 12:56
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TFSA annual contribution limit rises to $6,000

The cumulative TFSA contribution limit in 2019 will be $63,500

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Focus on making philanthropy personal

With a focused approach to giving, clients can measure their impact and feel connected to their causes

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Wealthy millennials will reshape philanthropic giving

Millennials are more than twice as likely as boomers to feel that leaving a legacy is important

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Advocis puts new spin on financial literacy

Website and podcast timed with the opening week of Canada’s Financial Literacy Month

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November is Financial Literacy Month

IFSE launches Tip of the Day awareness campaign

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CRA increases maximum pensionable earnings for the CPP

The increase of 2.7% to $57,400 from $55,900 was calculated according to a formula that takes into account the growth in average weekly wages and…

  • By: IE Staff
  • November 1, 2018 May 3, 2019
  • 10:00
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Parental guidance

Clients with aging parents may need help in ensuring those seniors are prepared for what lies ahead

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Effective tax rate rises for Canada’s top 1%

Tax filers with a total income of more than $3 million had the largest increase in their effective federal income tax rate in 2016

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$250,000 salary would make Canadians feel “financially comfortable”

Income expectations vary by age

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Handling passive-investment rules

Recent changes to the way that active business income earned within a private corporation is taxed may affect some of your high net-worth clients

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Financial planning aids asset retention: report

U.S. advisors are increasingly using financial planning to build trust with clients