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Legacy planning for your digital assets: what’s in your digital wallet?

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Who speaks for you when you can’t speak for yourself? Who handles your stuff when you can’t? What do they need to know? What are they supposed to do with them? How can you make it easier for the people who act for you under a power of attorney or will? Let’s focus on a growing area, digital assets and access. 

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Kids to inherit your vacation property on your passing? Watch out for the taxes!

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Summer is upon us, which means spending longer days in the sun and enjoying your cottage with your family and friends. This is also the time that you may start thinking about the future of your cottage and your plans to pass it down your family. If you have decided to bequeath your vacation property to your children in your will, you may know that there could be substantial capital gains taxes due. Where does the money come from? Let’s consider some alternatives.

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The financial stress of supporting adult children

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As Millenials graduate and seek employment, many parents still feel the burden of financially providing for their children. Studies found that more than four in ten Canadians say their top source of stress is money1. Specifically, nearly half of Canadian parents admit that supporting their adult children is causing them emotional and financial stress2.

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Probate or Capital Gains: a peril of joint ownership

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People can go to great lengths to avoid probate costs, sometimes making them turn a blind eye to much bigger costs that can be created by passing assets outside of the estate. Let's take a look at a recent case concerning an elderly gentleman and his son. 

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Don't miss out on these 5 tax credits

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It’s tax time again. You may be in the habit of completing your own tax return or having a professional do it for you. Either way, make sure you have the details and supporting documentation to get the most out of these five tax credits.

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Managing Health and Death Risk in Retirement

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When saving for retirement, you may get sick or have an accident, suffer a critical illness, require long term care or pass away. These factors should be considered when looking at savings and spending during retirement. Contingency planning plays a key role in comprehensive retirement income planning.

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Worried about taxes at death?

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What's the biggest cheque you or your estate will ever write? When do you think that might happen?

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The debt problem test

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Do you have an issue with debt? Take a moment to answer these 13 questions and start a frank self-assessment of your money management habits.

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5 Debt reduction ideas for the new year

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You went into the recent holiday season with your accumulated 2017 debt and you may have spent more than you should have. Now, you’re going head first into 2018 with even more debt.

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4 Fixes for common budgeting mistakes

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Post-holiday debt- A familiar word to many Canadians after weeks of shopping, eating  and celebrating the season with loved ones. It’s only after the damage is done that we begin to think about proper budgeting. If you are having budgeting problems, you may be doing it wrong. Check out these four common budgeting mistakes that can help you get on the right track for the holidays.

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