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Everyone thinks of estate planning as highly complex, but it really comes down to three basic steps. They are: Know where you are now Know what you want to accomplish Putting a plan in place Let's look at each in turn. Step 1 - Know where you are nowThe...Read More»
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When the federal government announced a few years ago that old issues of compound interest Canada Savings Bonds could be contributed to a special RRSP, it awakened many people to the fact that you don't need cash to generate a tax deduction. In reality,...Read More»

Understand mutual fund risks

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All mutual funds contain a measure of risk. The question is how much you're prepared to accept. The more risk you take, the higher your potential returns...Read More»

Tax planning parameters

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The best way to save money on your income taxes over the long term is to know some basic tax planning parameters. Do you know the rate of tax you pay? Do...Read More»

When should you sell?

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I recently received an e-mail from a newsletter subscriber who asked: "What parameters do you utilize when you decide to sell? I wish to enhance my...Read More»

The income trusts dilemma

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It appears as though Canadian interest rates are likely to remain at current levels at least through the rest of the winter, despite this month’s...Read More»

Negotiate GIC rates

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Here’s one important point to remember when investing in GICs for your RRSP. Most bank and trust company branch managers have the discretion to...Read More»
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