Higher inflation, a hawkish pivot by central banks and increasing fears of a recession weighed on both equities and fixed income during the second quarter. Unfortunately, there was no reprieve from the volatility of the first quarter.
What a difference three months can make. The first quarter of 2022 was a stark contrast to the way markets ended 2021. Many equity indices went through a correction, bond yields climbed sharply (meaning bond prices fell), while central banks began raising rates.
A vacation property—whether it’s a cottage in Muskoka or a chalet at Tremblant—is a valuable asset, not just in terms of the real estate, but also as a place that holds years of family memories. For many Canadians, passing the property to the next generation is a priority, but there are significant tax and non-tax-related considerations associated with keeping that cabin or condo in the family.
The recently announced Federal budget contains several measures that could affect your financial plans. We’ve provided key takeaways and a summary of the budget proposals.
Canada Life, IGM Financial and Power Corporation of Canada announce a $1 million joint contribution to support crisis relief efforts in our communities. The funding will support immediate needs of local and national foodbanks, which are struggling to cope with increased demand.
Whether you’re leaving a little or a lot, the key to protecting your loved ones is simple: just start.
Adding your adult child as a joint owner to your property could have unintended tax and legal consequences.
As a member of a blended family you need to pay careful attention to how your estate is structured to avoid inadvertently disinheriting your children.
As a business owner, having a well thought out tax and estate plan is key for financial success.