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Why work forever? A smart path to an earlier retirement.

Have you ever given much thought about retirement?  If so, do you know what steps you have to take to get there? 

Truth is, many Canadians are waiting until it’s too late to properly prepare for retirement.  Are you going to let that be you or would you be willing to take a series of small, manageable steps to put yourself in a better financial position?  You may even be able to retire earlier than you initially thought.

4 “Must-Have” Things You Need To Sell Your Business For Top Dollar

According to a survey conducted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business in May 2018, nearly three quarters of Canadian business owners plan to exit their business within the next 10 years.  This is a staggering statistic and should provide all business owners the impetus to think more strategically about their future business goals and objectives.

Canada’s New Passive Income Rules: Take an Ax to the Tax

 

As a successful business owner, you know just how difficult it can be to turn on the lights in the morning and carry on your business with consistent success.  Each day, you are faced with important decisions which can impact the success or failure of your business.  Here are some practical tips for how you can combat the new passive investment income rules passed by the Federal government in 2018.

The Up Side of a Down Market

Just last week I was at Costco picking up a few things when I noticed a massive line up of cars coiled in several directions around the already packed parking lot.  The line-up of cars waiting to fill up their gas tanks was huge.  By huge I mean that I literally couldn’t move anywhere in this parking lot – I could immediately feel my stress levels rising.

THE BIG QUESTION: SHOULD I COMMUTE MY PENSION?

In years past, when an individual was preparing for retirement or leaving their employer for another job, it was commonplace that they would leave their defined benefit pension entitlement with their previous employer with the understanding that they would receive a monthly pension in retirement. Yet in recent years, there are a number of factors which have ‘flipped the script’ on the pension decision. Today, many employees are giving serious consideration as to why they may consider commuting their company pensions.

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