Play It Again, Steve – Timeless Financial Tip #10: Making Legacy Planning More Meaningful

Let’s face it: When families list their favorite financial planning projects, legacy planning rarely makes the cut. It may feel as if you're putting the emphasis exclusively on death and taxes, rather than your lifetime pursuits such as building a career, pursuing your personal interests, stewarding your kids into adulthood, and retiring in style. Then again, I believe the term “legacy planning” is misleading to begin with. It sounds so dry and formal—as if it’s only for uber-rich, multigenerational dynasties, or the tail end of your lifespan. No wonder most people put off planning for it. In reality, legacy planning can be worthwhile for almost anyone. And it’s not just for later in life; key aspects of it can help you enjoy a more enriched life today. In today’s Timeless Tip, we’ll cover the possibilities.

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Think Smart Podcast – Advisor Series with Financial Advisor Steve Lowrie

Recently, I sat down with Rob McClelland to join an episode of the Think Smart with TMFG podcast. Rob is with McClelland Financial Group of Assante Capital Management. We had a great conversation and I had the opportunity to describe my core business values and strategies on investing including... click through to find out.

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Financial Planning for Business Owners: Tax Planning Strategies for Personal and Small Business Investments

Tax-efficient investing for corporate and taxable assets - how to keep more of the investment income you earn. There are plenty of perks to being your own boss, including the ability to build up tangible assets to invest in your personal portfolio, your corporate accounts, or both. But if you are a small- to mid-sized Canada-controlled private corporation (CCPC) owner, how do you know if you’re managing your personal and corporation investments as tax-efficiently as possible? Let’s take a look at that today.

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Small Business Tax Planning: How Revised Corporate Passive Income Rules Impact Your Corporate Tax Planning

Proactive business owners can manage corporate investments and income for optimal tax efficiency. As a small business owner, you no doubt have active interests in your bottom line. That’s why it’s worth knowing about some recent changes to the tax treatments on corporate passive income.

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