Planning on Retirement? Here’s your Retirement Financial Primer

Retirement

The biggest change, once one retires, is the lifestyle change: what do you do when you used to go to work. This can be a hard adjustment. Another big change is in the area of finances and taxation and that is what we will look at here. Debt Debt is simply much more difficult to … Read more

Are GIC’s a Good Investment for Me?

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GICs, or Guaranteed Investment Certificates, were once very popular. Essentially a GIC is a loan you make to a financial institution for a fixed rate of interest for a fixed period time. With interest rates currently very low the GIC seems to have fallen out of favour but let’s give it a second chance. The … Read more

Don’t Miss the 2019 Tax Changes!

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Written by Gwyneth James MBA CPA, CGA  Senior Partner If you have been a little busy lately managing work, kids, or other responsibilities you may have missed a few changes to tax- and employment-related rates for 2019. Here’s a quick recap: The maximum rate per kilometer that an employee or shareholder is allowed to claim … Read more

Your December To Do List!

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Written by Gwyneth James MBA CPA, CGA  Senior Partner Okay, I know…accounting is the farthest thing from your mind right now, but hear me out. There are just a few items that you need to take care of while you sip your glass of eggnog. If you have a business, don’t forget to take an … Read more

Home Buyer’s Plan and Lifelong Learning Plan

Written by:  Gwyneth James MBA CPA, CGA  Senior Partner You’ve been moving around and renting for the past five years or more, but now want to buy a home.  Unfortunately, the only savings you have are in RRSPs.  Don’t cash them in!  The Home Buyer’s Plan (HBP) allows you to “borrow” up to $25,000 of … Read more

Who Should Have a TFSA?

Written by:  Gwyneth James MBA CPA, CGA The Tax Free Saving Account (TFSA) has been around now for ten years and is pretty popular with good reason – everyone should have one. There is no tax deduction for contributions to a TFSA. The ‘tax free’ relates to any investment earned by the TFSA. It is … Read more

Tax Planning for Retirees

Written by:  Gwyneth James MBA CPA, CGA  Senior Partner Fall always feels like a time of new beginnings and some folks take time as the days cool to consider their year-end tax planning. Retirees should examine their year-to-date income and consider whether they should take more or less funds from their registered savings accounts (RRSPs … Read more

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