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  • We’re nearing the end of June, which is a good time for a mid-year financial review. How are you doing against the financial priorities you set for yourself? In January, we provided our annual financial planning checklist to make it easy to assess. Now is a good opportunity to review your ... Keep Reading >
  • Although it has been a few years, I still remember an amusing story one of my retired clients told me. One morning, he and his wife were wakened by two squirrels chattering noisily outside their window. My client said to his wife, “What do you suppose they’re arguing about?” “Money,” she ... Keep Reading >
  • Managing your retirement income in the most tax effective way is smart financial planning. In this post, we address three of the most common questions about structuring retirement income. These are the basic facts, but everyone’s situation is different. It’s always advisable to consult a tax ... Keep Reading >
  • For Millennials, many find investing to be a challenge: some may be overwhelmed by an array of choice (after all, there are only 3,454 mutual funds in Canada1) while others may not understand how to put in place a savings plan to achieve their goals. From a behavioural perspective, if we don’t ... Keep Reading >
  • The Newport wealth management group expanded again today with the addition of Yasmeen Seddiq, a Chartered Investment Manager who brings more than a decade of international and domestic investment and financial planning experience with major financial institutions. Yasmeen joins Newport as a ... Keep Reading >
  • Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau presented the 2019 Budget Plan on March 19th. Compared to past years, there are few significant measures in this budget and no tax rate reductions for individuals or corporations. This post summarizes some of the federal budget changes that are relevant to ... Keep Reading >
  • The new year is a time when many people take a fresh approach to organizing their personal finances. It may be that you want to change some of the ways you’ve been doing things, or simply make sure you stay current with the practices you already have in place. To help you plan for 2019,...
  • 1. Consider tax loss selling In a year when capital markets struggled, you may want to realize any losses in the current year, giving you the ability to offset realized capital gains in the current year and going back three years. Given market performance was stronger in 2015 and 2016, you may ... Keep Reading >
  • At a recent dinner party, there was a lot of chatter about what seems to be an explosion of newly-created wealth in Toronto with folks asking, “Where is it all coming from?” – especially given the pressures on traditional sources of wealth-creation such as manufacturing, mining and financial ... 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 >