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  • While we have been educating clients about Individual Pension Plans (IPP) for over ten years, recently, IPPs have been getting a lot of media attention, thanks to the changes to passive income rules for holding companies and professional corporations. What’s all the fuss about? An IPP is an ... 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 >
  • With Labour Day approaching, we got thinking about the role of work and why we work, prompted by some research that concludes a surprising number of very wealthy people are choosing to work rather than retire. A Spectrem Group survey of U.S. investors with a net worth of $25 million or more ... Keep Reading >
  • In recent months, we’ve had numerous enquiries from individuals who are retiring or leaving their employment and wondering if they should keep or commute their defined benefit corporate pension plan. In this post, we’ll outline what it means to commute a pension and describe a real-life client ... Keep Reading >
  • It’s hard to believe we’re half-way through 2018 already. How are you doing against the financial priorities you set for yourself? Has it been awhile since you checked your progress? Earlier this year, we provided our annual financial planning checklist to make it easy to assess. Everyone’s ... Keep Reading >
  • Last week, the Globe & Mail published an enlightening yet cautionary piece by Gail Johnson on the importance of planning for health care in your later years, financially and logistically. Newport’s Chief Wealth Management Officer, David Lloyd, was interviewed for the article as the topic is ... Keep Reading >
  • In a blog post last summer, we reminded our readers about the tax savings opportunities of prescribed rate loans. At the time, we cautioned that interest rate increases were on the horizon and would reduce the amount of the annual savings available to a high-income household. Based upon the ... Keep Reading >
  • We live in amazing times with so many things easily accessible and available almost instantaneously. Don’t feel like cooking? Dinner can be delivered to your doorstep within minutes using one of the many food delivery apps. Have a cheque to cash? Snap a picture and consider it done. While there ... Keep Reading >
  • Did you make any financial resolutions for 2018? Below we have created a month-by-month financial planning checklist to help you organize and optimize your affairs. Some tasks are deadline driven – like tax filings, RRSP contributions, etc. Others fall under the category of ‘important but not ... 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 >