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Advice for the first 10 minutes of a meeting

The Trudeau Liberals took baby steps in their bid to reshape the social safety net Tuesday with a new, “use-it-or-lose-it” leave option for new parents and a modest increase in the value of a rebranded tax benefit for low-income workers. The government’s third budget—coming on the heels of two that created an income-tested child benefit […]

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A look at the financial, tax and intangible considerations

Clients are anxious about more than market volatility

  • By: Staff
  • October 25, 2017 August 21, 2018
  • 12:37

How this works

If your clients are the parents of post-secondary students, you can now reassure them that the kids benefit when they pay tuition themselves. That’s because an RBC survey finds that students who receive less than 25% of their school funding from parents feel more confident making financial decisions and are more likely to make and […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 16, 2017 August 21, 2018
  • 12:07

Parents spend more on school supplies than on holiday gifts

  • By: Staff
  • August 9, 2017 October 25, 2018
  • 11:07

This client case walks you through the process

Client Profile Janet Wilson,* 34, is a self-employed physiotherapist. She’s thinking of starting a family with her partner, Jeff Medoza, who works in a community arts organization in their hometown of Sudbury, Ont. Janet paid employment insurance (EI) premiums when she held retail jobs as a university student, but it’s been years since she contributed. […]

If your client is the parent of young children, he might have more disposable income once childcare funding becomes available. This is important because, as a new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives suggests, childcare fees in some of Canada’s biggest cities has skyrocketed over the last three years, rising an average of […]