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Family beach vacation
Family beach vacation
May 23, 2018
If you own real estate in a country other than Canada, there are a number of things you should consider and explore, in addition to planning your next visit.
Retired couple spending time together by the pool at vacation property
Retired couple spending time together by the pool at vacation property
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. 
Tax treatment of RRIFs left to your spouse on death
Tax treatment of RRIFs left to your spouse on death
Sep 22, 2017
While a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) is generally fully taxable on death, it is possible for spouses (including common-law partners) to leave RRIF assets to one another on death in a way that defers taxes. 
Tax treatment of RRSPs left to your spouse on death
Tax treatment of RRSPs left to your spouse on death
Aug 17, 2017
While RRSPs are generally fully taxable on death, it is possible for spouses (including common-law partners) to leave RRSP assets to one another on death in a way that defers taxes.
Retirement plan basics
Retirement plan basics
Feb 10, 2017
Are you unsure about what the different terms and acronyms used in connection with retirement plans mean? We’ve explained some of them for you.