Estate Planning

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How to model retirement income in Canada

The risk of having too much money left when you die is real. Often realizing this comes too late...

How to model retirement income in Canada
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Can you save on taxes by owning an investment account with your child?

Jointly owning an asset with a child comes with tax and estate implications. Here’s why it may not be...

Can you save on taxes by owning an investment account with your child?
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Three reasons to have a will and estate plan

Creating a will and estate plan may not be the most romantic gesture, but it’s an essential demonstration of...

Three reasons to have a will and estate plan
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How to avoid or reduce probate fees in Ontario

Read about the practical strategies to reduce or avoid probate fees in Ontario, and ensure a smoother transfer of...

How to avoid or reduce probate fees in Ontario

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Should seniors cancel their life insurance policies?

At what point do we no longer need life insurance? You will find the answer by going back to...

Should seniors cancel their life insurance policies?
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How to divide the assets of an estate between beneficiaries

Three siblings are beneficiaries of their parents’ estate, which includes several properties and investment accounts. How should they divide...

How to divide the assets of an estate between beneficiaries
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RRIF withdrawals: What should seniors with million-dollar portfolios do?

Seniors with large retirement accounts face a big tax-deferred liability. Which tax and estate planning strategies might help?

RRIF withdrawals: What should seniors with million-dollar portfolios do?

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Should you use home equity to buy a house for your kids?

Some parents want to help their kids move out by borrowing against their home. Here’s how interest rates and...

Should you use home equity to buy a house for your kids?

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Do you need mortgage life insurance?

Mortgage protection can be a good idea, if for instance you have a condition or illness that might make...

Do you need mortgage life insurance?

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