8 Most Common Mistakes When Selling Your Business

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When you’re ready to sell your business, it’s essential to make sure you avoid common mistakes. It’s important to note that these mistakes are as much about psychology as methodology. Most of these mistakes happen when business owners don’t have a clear plan for how they want to sell their business. I’ve seen business owners wake up one day and … Read More

Immediate Financing Arrangement: The Ultimate Don’t Pay Until Later Solution

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We’ve all heard the enticing advertisements, the “Don’t Pay a cent for 24 months” event. When I hear these ads, I think of a Bad Boy or The Brick commercial. There is an incredible opportunity for business owners to do the same thing with financing their life insurance policies. Consider the Immediate Financing Arrangement (IFA); the ultimate don’t pay a … Read More

How Do You Know if You are CRA’s Favourite Target?

CRA's favourite target

No one wants to be in CRA’s cross-hairs.  You may be an unsuspecting victim even if you’ve done nothing wrong.  We’re not talking about people who are guilty of tax evasion or tax avoidance.  Your only criteria may be your marital status.  If you are single, divorced or widowed, then you may be CRA’s favourite and unsuspecting victim.  If you … Read More

Did You Know These 7 Assets are Safe From Divorce?

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There are very few savings, assets or investments that are safe from divorce.  Depending on how proactive you are in addressing some of these items will determine how much you get to keep in the future versus what you may need to share if your marriage dissolves down the road.  Another potential opportunity is looking at something today with no … Read More

How Can You Tame Market Volatility by Using Segregated Funds?

Managing Group Benefit Costs

Locking In Gains, Creditor Protection, Principle Investment Guarantees,  Estate Planning are a Few Reasons why you may want to look at Segregated Funds as an Investment Option. Asking the average investor if they regret being in equities the past 8 years, you would have heard a resounding “NO”…. until February 2018, which saw a huge market correction.  Many boasts about … Read More

8 Clever Uses of Life Insurance by Business Owners

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Not many people say they love buying or the process of buying life insurance.  Who wants to discuss the eventual demise of oneself?  There are certain situations which are reliant upon life insurance to create an insurgency of cash into a business when weathering the loss of a business owner.  There are, however, clever uses of life insurance by business … Read More