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The art of RRIF withdrawals

Helping your clients decide how much to take out, and when, involves many variables

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Common pitfalls when bringing your U.S. retirement accounts to Canada

How to bring 401(k)s and IRAs north of the border

the easy path or the difficult path

May/December couples face planning challenges

Spouses with a significant gap between their ages need to examine pensions, taxes and estate planning strategies

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The new retirement is a long haul

Rising life expectancies make planning a challenge, but new tools and strategies can help your clients reach their goals


What to do with a pension when changing jobs

When a client moves to a new employer, decisions about their employee pension plan can have a profound effect

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When clients refuse to call it quits

Working in retirement offers psychological and financial benefits for clients, but it also affects their financial plans

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There’s more to team building than assessing skills

A successful practice requires a diversity of personalities, work habits and individual styles. Use these tools to help create the right mix

Michail Tsirikos

Ontario advisor educates the educators

Financial literacy is important to Michail Tsirikos, who specializes in advising teachers and other educational workers

Ayana Forward

Ottawa advisor values independence

A passion for sports helped kick-start Ayana Forward’s business career. Today, she runs an independent fee-only practice

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Ensure your successful practice is also a sustainable business

Creating an organization chart can help you identify ways to put your practice in growth mode

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Estate planning goes digital

Online wills services aren’t for everyone, but they can serve a wide range of clients

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Crypto investors urged to look long-term

While digital assets may have lost their lustre in 2022, analysts remain confident in crypto’s underlying blockchain technology

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Lockdown workarounds live on in 2023

Pandemic necessity has led to extended tech solutions

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How to persuade your firm to embrace social media

A collaborative approach may help you convince management of the benefits of social media as a multi-faceted communication tool

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Tech funds look for rebound after rough 2022

Even conservative strategies felt the pain last year

  • By: Rudy Luukko
  • February 13, 2023 February 10, 2023
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What to do when your dealer decides to rebrand

Whether you agree with the change or not, you can leverage the transition to your advantage with the right approach

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Award-winning advisor takes a “family model” approach

Cindy Boury didn't like the way her financial advisor spoke to her 25 years ago. Now she runs her own branch.

  • By: Leah Golob
  • December 12, 2022 December 15, 2022
  • 00:15
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Making the most of an RRSP/RRIF when moving to the U.S.

In many cases, doing nothing is the best option

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How to maximize retirement income in inflationary times

Financial advisors must look for flexibility in spending, taxation and government benefits

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Helping aging clients in the new compliance regime

The rules are changing for older and vulnerable clients as the proportion of Canadians navigating retirement increases

  • By: Katie Keir
  • November 21, 2022 November 21, 2022
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Help your clients find their “Independence Day”

When setting a retirement date, several factors must be considered, including clients’ goals, circumstances and worst-case scenarios

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What’s going on with ALDAs and VPLAs?

These annuities are designed to help clients reduce longevity risk. Pension experts call for wider availability

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What you need to know about new RRSP reporting rules

The proposed regime will allow the CRA to identify accounts that have grown significantly

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Keep your practice profitable in times of inflation

You can increase profits by reducing expenses, but any cuts must be made with caution and without lowering your value in the eyes of clients

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Conduct a smooth software rollout

Advisors say they are not consulted when their firms foist new software systems on them. Here's how some firms get it right