Eric Bower

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BMO Nesbitt Burns
2103-11th Ave.
Suite 1171
Regina, SK
S4P 3Z8

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Publications

Financial Planning

Get on Track with a Spending Plan

Have you ever felt like you are walking on a treadmill with your personal finances – doing a lot of work but not getting anywhere?

Common Money Myths, and Six Steps to Better Finances

Don’t let common money myths stand in the way of pursuing your financial goals. Just because a belief is widespread doesn’t mean it’s true. Some of these money myths may be sidetracking your financial success.

Education Planning

Registered Education Savings Plan

At BMO Nesbitt Burns we can help you determine the best way to finance your child’s education and work with you to develop a savings program that helps meet your educational savings goals.

Taking Money Out Of An RESP

This article provides information on how, and when, to withdraw funds from an RESP, as well as information on qualifying educational institutions and programs. In situations where the RESP beneficiary decides not to pursue post-secondary studies or leaves before completing a qualifying program, the subscriber of the plan must decide what to do with the money that has accumulated in the RESP.

Tax Planning Strategies

Personal Tax Calendar 2021

While most Canadians are aware of the April 30 personal income tax filing deadline, there are other important tax deadlines that must be observed over the course of the year – especially if you want to take advantage of certain tax deductions and credits. This calendar summarizes several important dates on the tax calendar and offers some tips to help you with your overall wealth planning. Where a deadline falls on a weekend or a holiday recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”), the deadline is generally extended to the next business day.

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.

Managing Your Wealth

BMO Wealth Institute Report

Make better investment choices by understanding and reducing bias. BMO Wealth Management provides insights and strategies around wealth planning and financial decisions to better prepare you for a confident financial future.

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.

Wealth Planning Facts & Figures

This is a helpful resource summarizing important tax, retirement and estate planning information.

Starting Your New Life And Dealing With Money As A Duo

Couples in new relationships often spend hours talking – sharing stories from their childhood, funny anecdotes, as well as their future goals and aspirations. However, until a couple has had an open and honest discussion about money, they don’t completely know each other.

Estate & Succession Planning

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.

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

Research

Equity Research Strengths & Distinctions

Our goal is to be a leader in investment research, providing investors with insight and actionable money-making investment ideas.

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.

The Goods

A Monthly Commodity Watch-Tracks BMO Capital Market's Commodity Price Index and provides commentary and forecasts.

Portfolio Strategy

Strategic commentary and an overview of financial markets.

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.

Registered Retirement Savings Plans

Investing in a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (“RRSP”) is one of the soundest ways to ensure you enjoy a financially secure retirement. In order to maximize the benefits of an RRSP, it’s important to have a basic understanding of the rules that govern them.

Teaching your children about money

When a child starts to receive or earn their own money through an allowance, family gifts or a part-time job, their natural instinct is to spend it all. However, it’s never too early to start teaching children the importance of savings, and to respect the fact that money can also serve other goals, like sharing it to help others.