Don Foster

Senior Investment Advisor, Financial Planner


BMO Nesbitt Burns
885 West Georgia Street
18th Floor
Vancouver, BC
V6C 3E8

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Taxes and Estate Planning


Learn about key aspects to Tax & Estate Planning

How Investment Income Is Taxed
Knowing how tax rules affect your investments is essential in order to maximize your after tax return. This article discusses the taxation of investment income as it pertains to an individual resident in Canada.

Strategies to Minimize Capital Gains Tax
For investors who have realized significant capital gains, this article examines various strategies to help reduce the impact of a potential tax liability resulting in the realization of a capital gain.

Understanding Capital Losses
When losses exceed gains in a given year, there is no further reduction to your current taxable income. However,
a net capital loss may be used to reduce your capital gains in other tax years.

Probate Fees and Taxes
There is no death tax in Canada. However, probate tax (or fees) is imposed on the value of parts of a deceased’s estate assets. Probate tax is determined provincially.

Granting Power of Attorney
A Power ofAttorney is an important part of a complete financial plan.

Planning for Retirement

Checklist - More than 10 Years to Retirement

Checklist - Between 2 and 10 Years to Retirement

Checklist - Less than 2 Years to Retirement

Collecting the CPP

Planning for Certain Risks in Retirement

Retirement Trends