A plan for your priorities

Getting the right investment advice is a key part of managing wealth. But it's just one part of a bigger picture.

That's why you deserve a coordinated wealth management strategy that helps to address the financial concerns at each stage of life, such as:

  • Growing assets for future goals like retirement
  • Maintaining assets to protect financial well-being
  • Creating an income stream for retirement
  • Creating a lasting legacy

Insights into giving and inheriting wealth across generations

Within a generation, over $400 billion is expected to be passed down to inheritors in Canada. How are Canadian families preparing for one of the largest transfers of wealth in history? And will inheritors be ready?

 

“It’s up to the givers of wealth to proactively prepare the next generation to manage that wealth.”

 

Tax planning strategies for high-income earners

Depending on your province of residence, you may be subject to tax at a rate of 50% or higher when your income exceeds a set amount.

Discover several strategies that make for a tax-smart wealth plan.

Investment, tax and lifestyle perspectives

Written by the experts at RBC Wealth Management, Perspectives magazine highlights topical issues relevant to high-net-worth investors and addresses their wealth management concerns – from insights on tax strategies to family and lifestyle interests.

Helping you achieve your personal and financial goals

Wealth management is a comprehensive approach to helping you achieve your desired financial future, and it extends far beyond investment advice.

By taking an integrated approach to wealth, we can help you:

  • Protect your lifestyle
  • Manage your nest egg
  • Plan your retirement
  • Create a lasting legacy
  • And much more

We help you and your family navigate the complexities of managing wealth by helping you understand the various financial issues, concerns and opportunities you face at every life stage.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you'd like to talk about your financial objectives and how we can help you reach them.

Achieve and maintain a comfortable retirement

Whether you're years away from retiring, close to retirement or already retired, a comprehensive plan and expert advice are critical in building and protecting your retirement dream.

We're there every step of the way, delivering the strategies, service and solutions that you may need to help achieve or maintain a comfortable retirement.

Our retirement planning solutions can be ideal if you need help:

  • Projecting your retirement needs and the steps required to achieve them
  • Creating diversified, tax-efficient retirement income with your nest egg
  • Protecting your wealth with the right balance of risk and reward
  • Keeping track of your savings goals and portfolio performance
  • Considering the tax advantages of holding certain investments outside of an RRSP
  • Planning when to withdraw from your investment accounts tax-efficiently
  • Designing a tax-smart estate plan for a quick and efficient transfer to your loved ones
  • Safeguarding personal assets and your family's lifestyle from adverse events
  • Building an enduring legacy with your capital, time and passion
  • Planning family income-splitting strategies

To learn more, please contact us.

Are you ready for retirement?

If you are approaching retirement, or have recently retired, there are several financial items you need to check off your list. To help you keep track of all the critical details, and ensure you’re ready for a successful retirement, check out our Retirement Checklist.

It can help you:

  • Maximize government benefits
  • Manage RRSPs, RRIFs and Locked-In Accounts
  • Understand employee pensions and benefits
  • Coordinate your non-registered assets
  • Enhance your estate plan

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Tax-Free Savings Accounts

With a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), your investments grow tax-free and you can make tax-free withdrawals at any time, for any reason.

Who can open a TFSA?

  • Any Canadian resident 18 years or older with a Social Insurance Number.
  • The age of majority is 19 for residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and British Columbia which may delay the opening of a TFSA. However, the accumulation of contribution room will start at age 18.

What are the benefits?

  • Tax-free investment income, including interest, dividends and capital gains
  • Any unused contribution room can be used in future years
  • No upper age restriction on contributions, unlike an Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)
  • Make withdrawals any time for any purpose (e.g. car purchases, vacations, home renovations)
  • Previous year's withdrawals are added back to your unused contribution room
  • Income earned and withdrawals have no impact on federal income-tested benefits or credits (Guaranteed Income Supplement, Child Tax Benefit, Old Age Security, etc.)
  • Canadians can contribute to their spouse's or common-law partner's TFSA subject to available contribution room

What are the considerations?

  • Unlike an RRSP, contributions are not tax deductible
  • Capital losses within the TFSA cannot be used to offset taxable capital gains outside the TFSA
  • Interest on funds borrowed to fund the TFSA is not tax deductible
  • Penalty tax on excess contributions

What investments are qualified for the TFSA?

  • Cash, mutual funds, guaranteed investment certificates (GICs), publicly traded securities, and government and corporate bonds.

For more information, please contact us or visit the Canada Revenue Agency website.