Take Charge of Your Future with Financial Literacy

Whatever your goals, dreams and challenges, financial literacy is a critical factor influencing what you can achieve in life. Why? Because financial literacy can help you make smart decisions today that will shape your life and the opportunities you enjoy for decades...

4 Financial Lessons to Emerge Stronger from the Pandemic

It’s probably fair to say that most Canadians will be happy to bid farewell to 2020, and there are still three months to go until the end of the year. The pandemic has taken a heavy toll, from the loss of lives and jobs to the disruption of schooling and retirement....

Love, Marriage and Life Insurance

Marriage is the perfect time to start shopping for life insurance. Why? Because it’s when you start sharing your life – and your debt – with the one you love. Here’s why life insurance for married couples should go hand in hand with saying, "I do." A shared life means...

Giving with confidence in the time of COVID-19

Eliminating hunger and poverty. Curing diseases. Building a just society. These are just some of the big, audacious goals that charities are trying to tackle within Canada and around the world. These goals are lofty enough, then you throw in a global pandemic and this...

5 Things to Consider Doing During Uncertain Economic Times

Guest Contributor - Shawn Rosenzweig, CPA, CA, B.Sc. – Partner SBLR For business owners, the impacts of COVID-19 can be particularly difficult, and it becomes crucial to be proactive and respond rapidly. As SBLR works closely with a large number of business owners,...

Tax Tips for Small Business Owners

In Canada, corporations can play a key role in personal financial planning. In this article, we share tips for small business owners to make smart use of their corporation to optimize their tax bills. Paying yourself efficiently As a small business owner, how you...

Tax Strategies for Challenging Times

While various government programs have helped the country through these challenging times, this support has been incredibly expensive. Sooner or later, the government will need to take proactive steps to tackle an enormous deficit. Unfortunately, this means tax...

Estate Planning in an Uncertain World

There is a common misconception that only wealthy individuals need to worry about estate planning. In reality, nearly everyone can benefit from having an estate plan. By planning for tomorrow today, you can retain more of your assets, protect your estate and leave a...

6 Steps to Boost Your Financial Fitness

With the sun shining and temperatures rising, there’s a lot of incentive to head outdoors, be active and boost your fitness. As we gradually emerge from the challenges of the past several months, this is also a great time to get financially fit. The pandemic has...

Achieving Financial Confidence During Retirement

Everyone has their own vision of an ideal retirement. For some, it means escaping winter for warm climates and playing as much golf as possible. For others, it’s all about time with grandchildren, volunteer work or pursuing favourite hobbies. One thing that no one...

Smart Financial Planning for Business Owners

Being a business owner can be stressful at the best of times. Amid mandatory lockdowns, unpredictable stock markets and a widespread economic slowdown, the past few months have dialed up the pressure and uncertainty even more than usual. Every business owner has their...

Simple Steps for Gaining Financial Confidence

The pandemic has changed many things, not least of which is thrusting parents – especially mothers, it seems – into the role of homeschool support teacher. This is just one more responsibility being placed on the shoulders of working women who already had plenty to...