This video is part of the Estate planning across generations video series created in collaboration between RBC Wealth Management Royal Trust and David Chilton. Chilton is the author of best-selling personal finance guides The Wealthy Barber and The Wealthy Barber Returns, and former dragon on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. This series features David Chilton’s dad, Bob Chilton, and his daughter, Courtney Chilton. Leave a legacy, not a burden™
Estates are becoming more complicated. Acting as a loved one’s executor can be stressful, time-consuming and can harm family relationships.
“From holding companies to foreign real estate to filing multiple tax returns to tough investment decisions to blended families… you get the idea. This is complicated stuff. It takes a lot of skill to navigate those waters. Do you really want a friend or family member doing all of that?” – David Chilton
A recent survey by RBC Royal Trust found that 41 percent of Canadians don’t know what a corporate executor is. A corporate executor is a professional executor—like a trust company—that can be appointed in your Will and will settle your estate.
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