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  • One potentially challenging aspect for high-net-worth individuals entering retirement is moving from the security of earning employment or business income to relying on investment income to fund their lifestyle. At first, it can feel a little like a high-wire act without a safety net. ... Keep Reading >
  • When the coronavirus pandemic escalated, insurers made it clear that travel insurance policies would not cover COVID-19-related treatments or hospital admissions. This created a conundrum for wealthy Canadians—especially older snowbirds—with homes in the U.S. or overseas, who found themselves ... Keep Reading >
  • As a self-described workaholic, “Rick”—a Newport client—had no intention of departing his successful retail business and making the transition into retirement. Quite the opposite, in fact. “I worked all the time and didn’t have any hobbies,” he recalls. “I loved what I did and thought that I’d ... Keep Reading >
  • Specifically, the prescribed interest rate has fallen to 1% as of July 1, 2020, which provides a significant opportunity to split income with a spouse, children or other family members. The new rate of 1% is the lowest the rate can possibly go, unless the yield on Government of Canada Treasury ... Keep Reading >
  • As lockdown restrictions are slowly eased, many of us can finally spend time with an ever-expanding group of loved ones. That means we can enjoy this Father’s Day with a visit or a backyard barbecue as we celebrate the men who matter most to us. That prompted our team to think about our dads’ ... Keep Reading >
  • Some of us walked the streets of Toronto today alongside peaceful protesters who expressed grief and anger over recent events in the U.S., as well as solidarity with other protesters in cities across North America. As a firm, we share many of these emotions, yet we’ve struggled to find the ... Keep Reading >
  • For a variety of different reasons, many high net-worth individuals include charitable giving as part of their wealth management plans – whether to reduce tax on large capital gains, drive social change, or unite family around a common cause. During the COVID-19 crisis, the ways some have ... Keep Reading >
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us the generosity, kindness and teamwork that can emerge when we all band together in a crisis. But we’re also seeing a few bad actors working to take advantage of the situation, particularly on the cybersecurity front as we spend more hours online for work or to ... Keep Reading >
  • A small silver lining of the COVID-19 crisis is the chance it’s given so many of us to reflect on the important things in life, from our work, our homes and living spaces, to our relationships, family values and life goals. For high net-worth families especially, these trying times have created ... Keep Reading >
  • With Mother’s Day this weekend, our thoughts turn to the women who shaped our values and who moulded us into the people we are today. Whether consoling us after a gut-wrenching loss in that pee-wee hockey playoff game or watching proudly as we accepted that hard-earned diploma, mending our ... Keep Reading >