Charitable Giving

Oct 15, 2019 |Brendon Boothman
With only a couple months left in the calendar year you should start talking with your advisor about year-end tax planning. One strategy often considered includes charitable giving, over 84% of Canadians make charitable contributions collectively giving...
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Education planning

Sep 10, 2019 |Brendon Boothman
Summer is over and kids are back to school, now is a good time to think about the costs of education. We’ve done some research about future education expenses and looked at the U of S as an example. We found that tuition costs range between $6,600 and...
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Recommended Reading List

Aug 07, 2019 |Brendon Boothman
Many people find that summer is a good time to relax and enjoy a good book. Our team would like to share with you some of our recommended reading list that you may find helpful in making your next choice! Brendon’s picks: The Circadian Code, by Satchin...
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Make your Impact

Jul 08, 2019 |Brendon Boothman
Create a positive change in the world; establish a more meaningful, strategic and tax-effective approach to your charitable giving; involve your loved ones in your plan and share the joy of giving together. We’ve had the pleasure to participate in a number...
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Low 'n Slow Bourbon Ribs

Jun 10, 2019 |Brendon Boothman
I’m going to share with you my favorite way to cook ribs, no shortcuts. My cook time is roughly 5-6 hours but I guarantee you will impress your guests! I prefer to cook side ribs, sometimes referred to as spare ribs. I know some prefer back ribs but the...
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What are you doing with your tax refund?

May 14, 2019 |Brendon Boothman
Now that the April 30th personal income tax filing deadline is behind us, the anticipation begins for those of you lucky enough to receive a refund. If you are like many of us, this sometimes unexpected inflow of money often has your mental wheels turning...
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Tax Protector

Apr 12, 2019 |Brendon Boothman
Have you estimated the tax bill to CRA in your estate? Have you implemented strategies with your professional advisory team (lawyer, accountant and wealth advisor) to protect your wealth? The attached article includes useful information on estate taxes...
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2019 Federal Budget Analysis

Mar 20, 2019 |Brendon Boothman
The Liberal government tabled its pre-election budget on March 19, 2019. The budget announced spending initiatives with a special focus on housing, skills for a changing job market, targeted measures for seniors, new support for zero-emission vehicles...
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Being an Executor according to the Wealthy Barber

Mar 12, 2019 |Brendon Boothman
Acting as an executor should not necessarily be seen as an honor, but rather a burden according to the Wealthy Barber in the attached article. One of the most important decisions you will make in your estate plan is who you name as executor. Your executor...
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Online Accessibility

Feb 12, 2019 |Brendon Boothman
It is that time of year where you may notice your physical mailbox is more full than normal. With income tax season upon us, that means you will begin to receive all the necessary slips to include in your annual filing. RBC Dominion Securities is happy...
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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.