Filing Your Return: Things to know for your 2017 & 2018 taxes

As we approach the tax filing time of year, here are some things that should be on your radar when preparing your return, or gathering your necessary details for your tax professional. As always, check with your tax professional or Canada Revenue Agency for full details. Ready… Set… GO! What’s out in 2017 The phase […]

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2018: Be prepared for what’s to come

Today is referred to as “Blue Monday” mostly because it’s a time when people are starting to get their credit card bills in to see the holiday spending, and getting sick of the cold weather wanting to travel somewhere warm. In the world of finance, reports on consumer spending and earnings for the last part […]

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2017: Top 5 Newsmakers

It’s that time again to take a look back at the top stories that shaped the Canadian economy and financial balance sheets of the average Canadian this past year. Housing This year saw an increase in interest rates, as well as legislation to prevent foreign ownership in markets like Vancouver… all contributing to slowing down […]

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Referrals: The good, the bad and the ugly

  A mainstay to business development for many is receiving referrals from existing clients, or centres of influence. A referral gives a company, professional or independent validation that the service they’re providing is stellar, while also helping to build business with a warm lead. People like to do business with people they know, or know […]

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Budget Season 2015 – Did you miss it?

The week of April 20th, 2015 was a busy one for our federal and provincial Ministers of Finance as both Canada and Ontario revealed their 2015 proposed budgets to the public. There was some hooplah, some shock and awe at the proposed sale of a part of Hydro One and other Ontario government assets to […]

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Show Me The Money!

How much do your finances affect other aspects of your life? If you were expecting a fabulous picture of Tom Cruise as Jerry Maguire screaming the fabulous catchphrase of the movie, my apologies.  I’m not enough of a fan to pull that off, but I do encourage you to picture that image in your head […]

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