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  • Advantages of donating securities through a corporation In last week’s post, we examined the comparative benefits of making charitable donations of cash versus securities with an accrued capital gain. The short answer: from a tax perspective, it’s far more efficient to make donations of ... Keep Reading >
  • Last week in this blog, we introduced the concept of charitable giving through a Foundation Account at Canada Gives. As promised, this week we look at the tax benefits of donating securities versus cash – whether it is to your own private foundation, a Foundation Account at Canada Gives or ... Keep Reading >
  • For charities, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! The start of the holiday season, when many people turn their thoughts – and actions – to charitable giving. Thanksgiving, November’s “Giving Tuesday” and religious holidays can all inspire a spirit of generosity. There’s also a measure of ... Keep Reading >
  • With the dog days of summer upon us, you may be looking to indulge in some quality down time of summer reading at the beach or cottage. Here is a diverse mix of recent favourite reads from members of the Newport team. Strangers in Paradise: How Families Adapt to Wealth Across Generations by ... Keep Reading >
  • Family Day is always a time of reflection for me. It was eight years ago around this time of year that I lost my husband, far too early. It was a devastating time, both emotionally and also practically, as I dealt with the implications of his death on my financial future. I wrote about that... ... Keep Reading >
  • Fall colours, turkey dinners, family gatherings, a statutory holiday … are these your images of Thanksgiving weekend? I was reminded of the roots of Thanksgiving this week – causing me to pause for a time and reflect on the purity of the tradition and all that we can be grateful for. The ... Keep Reading >
  • One of Newport’s guiding principles of wealth management is to share best practices with our clients. Charitable giving is important to many of our clients, some whom have undertaken amazing charitable projects over the years. Some give directly to charities and others have established private ... Keep Reading >
  • It is, as they say, a nice problem to have: You have been successful at making money. You/your advisors are competent at managing money. And now you want to give some of it away through a pro-active charitable giving strategy. But knowing how to give money away effectively feels daunting. ... Keep Reading >
  • Looking to indulge in some quality downtime with summer reading at the beach or cottage? Here is a list of recent favourite reads from the Newport team. There’s something for everyone – a diversified mix of history, politics, business, sports, comics and behavioural finance. Last Hope ... Keep Reading >
  • As a new parent myself, I know that raising a family is costly. Even more so for families who pay for their children (or grandchildren) to attend private school. For example, at a private school in my Toronto neighbourhood, tuition is roughly $21,000 annually, per child, for grades 1-8, and ... Keep Reading >