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Don Foster

Senior Investment Advisor, Financial Planner

Don Foster

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Tax Planning Strategies
Tax Tips For Investors
Knowing how the tax rules affect your investments is essential. Tax strategies that you should consider such as income splitting, charitable giving and estate planning.
Tax Slips Overview
In an effort to help simplify your tax preparation efforts, we are providing you with a brief overview of the various tax slips and supporting documents you may receive from BMO, and their expected mailing dates.
Personal Tax Calendar 2018
Tax planning should be a year round activity, in order to maximize the savings opportunities available to you. The Personal Tax Calendar has been updated for 2018 and summarizes important tax deadlines and provides some planning tips for you to consider throughout the coming year.
Year-End Tax Planning Tips
While tax planning should be a year-round activity, this publication outlines some tax planning opportunities that may help you reduce your tax bill for the current year.
Consider Tax-Loss Selling in Your Year-End Planning
This article explains how tax-loss selling works, and what to consider before implementing the strategy.
Tax Planning Involving Family Trusts
Trusts are often used in tax and estate planning because of the flexibility they offer over the control, management and distribution of appreciating assets. In particular, the use of a discretionary family trust to reduce the after-tax cost of children’s educational and other expenses is a common tax strategy and the focus of this publication.
New Tax Rules May Affect Your Estate Plan
New tax legislation which originated from the 2014 Federal Budget will take effect on January 1, 2016. These changes will have significant implications for existing and future testamentary, spousal, alter-ego and joint-partner trusts, as well as affecting testamentary charitable gifts. This article provides a brief summary of the upcoming changes.
Managing Your Wealth
Wealth Planning Facts & Figures
This is a helpful resource summarizing important tax, retirement and estate planning information. The attached summary has been recently updated to include Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) and Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) changes that were announced in the 2015 Federal Budget. The 2015 top marginal tax rates have also been updated to reflect provincial budget changes.
2018 Wealth Planning Facts & Figures
This 2-page summary includes relevant and important tax, retirement, and estate planning information.
Preparing Your Last Will and Testament
The attached article – Preparing Your Last Will and Testament – explains various aspects of Will preparation including, the importance of appointing an appropriate executor, life events that warrant a Will review and the use of testamentary trusts.
Understanding Risk
The attached article, Understanding Risk: Not All Risk is Created Equally provides an overview on the subject. It identifies some common types of risk and also discusses some measurements of risk and some techniques that can be used to help mitigate against it.
Having a TFSA works
Having a TFSA works. Get one working for you. Whether you’re saving for a new car, a home purchase, your child’s education or retirement, a TFSA can help you reach your financial goals sooner.
Estate & Succession Planning
Estate Information Organizer
This is designed to help your family, executor (referred to as a “liquidator” in Quebec), or Power of Attorney for Property (referred to as a “mandatory” in Quebec) locate all of your important documents and other information needed to administer your estate or act as your Power of Attorney for Property
Estate planning for complex family dynamics
Today, the modern family comes in many different shapes and sizes; this diversity is having an impact on family relationships and the way families interact when addressing estate planning.
Planning for the Family Vacation Property
If you own a vacation property, this provides information on the tax consequences of selling a second home and highlights important estate planning considerations, if your plan is to keep your vacation property in the family for the next generation.
Research
Rates Scenario
Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange Strategy. Outlines the firm’s short and medium-term interest rate and foreign exchange rate forecasts.
Economic and Market Updates
Global Equity Weekly
A look at what happened in the equity markets over the past week and an update on the earnings reports.
Portfolio Strategy
Strategic commentary and an overview of financial markets.
The Goods
A Monthly Commodity Watch-Tracks BMO Capital Market's Commodity Price Index and provides commentary and forecasts.
Focus
FOCUS: A Weekly Financial Digest
Education and Knowledge
Investing Handbook
Understanding the Three Major Asset Classes:Cash, Bonds and Stocks
Federal Budget Highlights and Analysis
High Times Douglas Porter, CFA, Chief Economist Robert Kavcic, Senior Economist
Registered Retirement Income Funds
Selecting the right retirement income option for your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is one of the most important financial and estate planning decisions you’ll make. Click to read on about how you can benefit from an RRSP.