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Feb 23, 2018
Finance Minister Carole James tabled the 2018 British Columbia provincial budget on February 20, 2018. The commentary, prepared by our Wealth Planning Group at Assante Private Client, can be used to assist you and your Assante advisor with your wealth planning strategy.
Feb 7, 2018
Finance Minister Cathy Rogers tabled the 2018 New Brunswick provincial budget on January 30, 2018. The commentary, prepared by our Wealth Planning Group at Assante Private Client, can be used to assist you and your Assante advisor with your wealth planning strategy.
Feb 1, 2018
When the Barenaked Ladies released their song “If I Had a Million Dollars” in 1992, the thinking was that if you had a million dollars, you’d be rich. Does this statement still hold true today and is a million dollars enough to get you through retirement?
Jan 15, 2018
You may have friends or neighbours who have started renting out all or part of their homes or vacation properties on a short-term rental website and you may be thinking about renting out yours. It is important to consider potential tax and other implications.
Dec 11, 2017
People are living longer today than any other generation, yet the possibility of outliving ones’ assets can be a fearful reality. Here’s why understanding the realities of your retirement plan is more important now than ever.
Nov 29, 2017
The doorbell rings and an uninvited contractor tells the homeowner a repair is needed urgently and a payment is needed up front. Seniors are frequently targets for scams like these – they’re often home during the day and may be more trusting. Here are five popular scams to watch out for.
Proposed tax measures of Canadian private corporations: How they could impact you – Summary now available
Nov 27, 2017
This quarter, our wealth planning focus was on Finance’s proposed changes to the taxation of private corporations. We also heard from Peter Hofstra, Senior Portfolio Manager of Harbour Advisors on their Canadian Equity Value Pool.
Nov 23, 2017
Adult children are having a hard time financially, especially those in their 20s and early 30s. Work has become more precarious, wages have stagnated and housing prices have escalated beyond comprehension. Many of you may be starting to think what was once unthinkable – helping them financially.
Nov 14, 2017
For the 2016/2017 academic year, the average undergrad tuition in Canada was $6,373. But undergrads in dentistry paid $21,012; in medicine, $13,858; and in law, $11,385. The bottom line is that you may want to increase your savings target. Here are four strategies to help.