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Managing Your Wealth

Will and Estate Planning

Wills that Work

Estate planning is an essential component of a successful wealth management program. A good estate plan will provide you with the peace of mind that comes from knowing your family will be taken care of, and your financial affairs will be in order and administered according to your wishes. This piece provides a good overview.

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.

Strategies to Minimize Capital Gains Tax

Towards the end of the year, many investors review their investment portfolios to determine the anticipated tax impact of any capital gains and losses realized during the year. This article examines various strategies to help reduce the impact of a potential tax liability of these gains.

Canadian Snowbirds and U.S. Income Tax

Snowbirds – Canadian residents who spend part of each year in the United States – need to be aware of the potential liability to pay U.S. income tax on the same basis as a permanent U.S. resident.

Financial Planning Year-End Checklist

As year-end quickly approaches, it’s important to be mindful of potential year-end investment and financial planning strategies and reminders that could help you reduce your 2018 tax bill and prepare you for a successful 2019.

Donating Appreciated Securities

The benefits of making a charitable donation are countless – from helping those in need to the personal satisfaction of giving back to the causes that are important to us. Charitable giving also makes good sense from a tax perspective. With proper planning, you can reduce your total income tax liability and maximize the value of your donation.

Consider Tax-Loss Selling in Your Year-End Planning

As the end of the year approaches, you may want to review your investment portfolio to consider possible rebalancing opportunities. It may also make sense to consider engaging in a tax-loss selling strategy before the end of the year, to reduce your overall tax liability or to receive a refund of taxes paid in a previous year.

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

Take the Guesswork Out of Interest Rates

By employing a laddered bond strategy, investors can help balance the risk between rising interest rates (interest rate risk) and falling interest rates (reinvestment risk) within their investment portfolio.

Managed Portfolio Account Overview

Experience the benefits of a BMO Nesbitt Burns Portfolio Manager.

Banking on Both Sides of the Border

This article provides an overview of BMO Bank of Montreal’s cross-border banking products and services, which are available through BMO’s U.S. affiliate, BMO Harris Bank.

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.

Estate & Succession Planning

Preparing Your Last Will and Testament

An excellent piece to review for your estate planning.

Digital Assets and Your Estate Plan

Digital assets include, but are not limited to, online accounts (e.g., social media, email, eCommerce, banking and investment), loyalty programs, cloud storage, domain names, and website content. Until recently, the idea of leaving a digital inheritance wasn’t generally a consideration for most people, but not anymore.

Education and Knowledge

Understanding Exchange-Traded Funds

Delivering tax-efficiency, equity-like attributes and access to virtually all sectors of the market, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have grown significantly in popularity over the past 10 years. The appealing qualities of ETFs allow investors to build high-calibre portfolios, often with lower costs and better transparency than other investments such as mutual funds.

Digital Security - Keeping your personal and account information safe.

This article provides a few simple ways you can protect yourself online, as well as some key reminders for detecting fraud.

Contribution Reminder for Your RRSP / TFSA / RESP

Maximizing the value of your registered plans by making annual contributions to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (“RRSP”), Tax-Free Savings Account (“TFSA”), and Registered Education Savings Plan (“RESP”) is an important wealth planning strategy. By making your annual contribution(s) early in the year, you’ll benefit from the tax-sheltered growth all year long.