BY SHAUNA BL ACKBURN-COOK , BCOM, THE NAKAMUN GROUP, EDMONTON Two standout events — Brexit and the US election — will mark 2016 in history. In both cases, equity markets reacted or overreacted sharply to the downside and then returned to pre-election levels. Both decisions will have long-term economic implications domestically and globally. The extent of the change resulting from each vote [...]
Category Archives: Personal
In the fall edition of our newsletter, we covered Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contributions, retirement pensions, and disability benefits; and this time, we are dealing with pension sharing and benefits when a CPP contributor dies.
FLOYD MURPHY, CFP, CLU, CHFC, THE NAK AMUN GROUP, VANCOUVER Every adult should have an Enduring Power of Attorney and a Representation Agreement. While each jurisdiction has its own terminology and rules for these documents, essentially an Enduring Power of Attorney enables you to give one or more people of your choosing the authority to [...]
While the end of the year might still be months away, you should be thinking about strategies that could generate tax advantages or might simply be prudent.\
As global travel expands to the far reaches of the world, be aware that medical care outside of Canada is increasingly uncertain.
Most Canadians over the age of 18 are impacted in some way by the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), either as a contributor or benefit recipient.
We hear and read stories about elderly people being physically abused, but seldom do we hear or read about financial abuse that occurs just as frequently.
By R.A. (BOB) Challis, CFP, RHU, TEP, The Nakamun Group, Winnipeg On January 1, 2017, Canada Revenue Agency will apply new income tax rules that relate to permanent, participating, whole life, and universal life insurance policies issued on or after that date. Generally, those issued before the beginning of next year will not be affected, [...]
New Tax Rules for Mutual Fund Corporations
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