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Retirement Planning
Helpful Resources for Canadian Seniors
Canada is rich in information resources and this overview consolidates key references providing easy access to senior information.
Caregiving in Canada
When someone becomes a caregiver, they can often be confused and overwhelmed by trying to find services to assist them in caring for their loved one. Many people do not know what services are available or where to begin to find these services. The good news is there are several options to assist you.
Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA)
The Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) is a savings plan that allows Canadians to invest and earn tax-free returns. Any income (interest, dividends, and capital gains) earned is tax-free.
Philanthropy
BMO Charitable Giving Program
Philanthropy is an important financial planning consideration for many Canadians, and an integral part of their wealth management plan. A Charitable Gift Fund (“donor advised fund”), established through the BMO Charitable Giving Program, allows you to create a flexible and customized philanthropic solution that will have a lasting impact on causes that matter to you and your family.
Business Advisory & Succession Planning
Intergenerational Wealth Transfer
The successful transfer of wealth to the next generation requires the careful construction of a plan that considers the wealth requirements of each generation and the communication of a family constitution across the generations. Only about 10% of wealthy families adequately prepared the heirs for their future. Intergenerational wealth transfer does not happen by accident; families must work together to document their constitution and build family governance that will manage the wealth over the generations.
COVID-19 Update
COVID-19 Podcast
Back to School and COVID: On August 11, BMO hosted a discussion with Dr. John Whyte, Chief Medical Officer, WebMD, and Mike Stritch, Chief Investment Officer, BMO Wealth Management. Dr. Whyte provided his unique perspective on school reopening considerations in light of COVID.
Update on Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
July 29, 2020: In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government recently expanded and extended the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to December 2020 and the Canada Revenue Agency recently deferred the payment due date for current year individual, corporate, and trust income tax returns to September 30, 2020. Please contact the office if you have any questions.
Netflix at Home or Theme Park Thrills?
July 9, 2020: The monthly Global Markets Commentary – Netflix at Home or Theme Park Thrills?, prepared by Lesley Marks, Chief Investment Officer, BMO Private Wealth, provides an overview of recent global events and their impact on the markets.
America’s Post-Pandemic Economic Prospects
June 29, 2020: After dealing with the steepest, deepest, and fastest recession in history, there are clear indications that the U.S. economy has begun the first stages of recovery. In this report, we delve deeper into the prospects for economic recovery in the months and years ahead, including what sectors will lead, and which will be constrained. While there are serious challenges ahead for the economy, there are also important reasons to remain positive on the medium-term outlook.
Beware of the Parallels Between Today and the Great Depression
May 4, 2020: There is an interesting paradox occurring today where the current economic and market environment is described as ‘unprecedented,’ yet there are consistent parallels drawn between the present circumstances and the Great Depression of the early twentieth century.
Tax Planning Strategies
Personal Tax Calendar 2020
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 2020 and summarizes important tax deadlines and provides some planning tips for you to consider throughout the coming year.
Managing Your Wealth
Wealth Planning Facts & Figures
This is a helpful resource summarizing important tax, retirement and estate planning information.
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
“Stress Testing” Your Estate Plan in a Time of Crisis
April 30, 2020: A crisis can be a catalyst for action if you don’t have an estate plan – or even a Will. Here is a checklist to help ensure your estate plan is up to date, reflects your current wishes, and continues to align to your goals.
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.
Wealth Experience Podcast
Tune into The Wealth Experience podcast channel for an exclusive BMO Wealth Management Podcast.
Current News / Affairs
Decoding Responsible Investing
At BMO Private Wealth, we believe that supporting our clients with their increasing focus on sustainability is a great demonstration of a truth that underpins our purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. We have a proud legacy of innovation and collaboration through the integration of environmental, social and governance ("ESG") issues into our investment processes, while ensuring that investment decisions are always made in the best interests of our clients. Supporting these decisions is a belief that incorporating a range of responsible investment techniques can have a meaningful impact on the creation of long-term investor value.
Education and Knowledge
Registered Retirement Income Funds
A RRIF is very much like an RRSP in reverse. An RRSP is an account designed to help you save for retirement – a RRIF is an account designed to provide annual income in the form of withdrawals from a registered plan during your retirement. Click to read on about how you can benefit from an RRIF.
Investing Handbook
Understanding the Three Major Asset Classes:Cash, Bonds and Stocks