Philip Porado

Cross-selling opportunities prompt P&C brokerages to buy advisors

Actual assets under management of advisor aren’t always worth purchasing on their own

By Philip Porado | November 25, 2022

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The fate of advisors who get bought out by property and casualty brokerages

P&C brokers often want you to stay if they buy your firm

By Philip Porado | November 18, 2022

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Two potential upsides if you’re bought by a property and casualty brokerage

Potential productivity gains when P&C broker buys an advisory firm

By Philip Porado | November 17, 2022

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Why your firm could be bought by a property and casualty brokerage

Some brokers aim to be a one-stop shop for P&C insurance, wealth management and retirement planning

By Philip Porado | October 18, 2022

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Help former entrepreneurs adjust to investment risk

It can be hard to change jobs, especially if it involves shifting to an entirely different industry.

By Philip Porado | June 29, 2017

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Yes, more clients are retiring with mortgage debt

There’s one thing you can tell clients who foresee retiring before paying off the mortgages on their principal residences: They’re not alone.

By Philip Porado | May 25, 2017

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Help clients report all their taxable benefits

The T4 and T4A aren’t perfect. While taxpayers rely on these slips, and expect them to contain a straightforward listing of salary, benefits and related withholdings, sometimes employers make mistakes.

By Philip Porado | April 27, 2017

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Help clients preserve their capital

When clients start cruising toward retirement, advisors need to help them preserve capital by keeping an eye on both the asset mix and where those assets are housed, says Kostas Andrikopoulos, president of KNA Strategic Wealth Consulting in Toronto. We gave him the scenario of a couple with between $500,000 and $1 million invested (75% […]

By Philip Porado | March 30, 2017

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Five crucial questions for executors

Philip Porado on the five questions your clients should ask a prospective executor

By Philip Porado | February 16, 2017

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Why over-65ers want to keep working

Philip Porado is a Toronto-based business journalist.

By Philip Porado | January 5, 2017

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Luck, usually, won’t settle your estate

When my dad died, I was lucky. I’m not saying I didn’t like the guy (I did), or that his passing significantly lined my pockets (it didn’t). I was lucky for one very specific reason: his lawyer, who’d drafted his and my mom’s will after they moved to Princeton, N.J. in 1968, was still alive. […]

By Philip Porado | March 4, 2016

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