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For many, 2020 was seen as a “critical year for addressing climate change.” Riding on a wave of environmental activism, the hope was that the 2020 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), scheduled in November of last year, would solidify plans to reduce global carbon emissions. Instead, COVID-19 and anti-racism movements refocused public attention, overshadowing many pressing environmental concerns and postponing COP26. But while this period of upheaval seems to have sidelined the momentum that environmental concerns were gaining, the social inequalities revealed have pushed many conscious investors to explore sustainable investments — specifically those focused on companies with strong environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) principles.
When the time for retirement arrives, payments from the Canada Pension Plan or Quebec Pension Plan (CPP/QPP), Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF), and Old Age Security (OAS) are the main sources of retirement income for many Canadians. It is important to consider these income streams and discuss the planning opportunities with your financial professional as you approach your retirement years. This publication provides an overview of these programs and some factors affecting the decision-making process.
Even on the best of days, life can be hectic and overwhelming. Jobs and the general day-to-day responsibilities aside, many of us have kids to take care of which comes with its own subset of duties and expenses. When you add the responsibility of caring for older family members, it can be a lot to handle. Hopefully, it’s comforting to know that you are not alone. This article provides financial planning tips for those sandwiched between managing responsibilities of taking care of aging parents and raising children.
This article provides an overview of the information and tools available through Gateway. A key feature of Gateway is the ability to access your BMO Nesbitt Burns account statements and trade confirmations electronically by signing up for eDocuments.
Knowing how tax rules affect your investments is essential to maximizing your after-tax return. In addition, keeping up to date on changes to the tax rules ensures that you take advantage of all the tax savings available to Canadian-resident individuals. This article provides an overview of select strategies to assist you in reducing your tax bill.
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.
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.
Wealth Themes is a monthly compilation of timely articles and tools from our experts and other BMO Financial Group partners.
This is a helpful resource summarizing important tax, retirement and estate planning information.
This article discusses common digital asset considerations and important information for making sure they are properly addressed in your estate plan.
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
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.
Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange Strategy. Outlines the firm’s short and medium-term interest rate and foreign exchange rate forecasts.
Strategic commentary and an overview of financial markets.
Strategic commentary on equity and fixed income as well as an overview of fixed income markets.
High energy and food costs are eating into consumer spending power and confidence. Fast-rising interest rates are cooling the previous fire-breathing housing market. Even after several upward revisions, we still see upside risks for both inflation and policy rates. Any further bumps higher would almost surely lead to a hard landing. Still, we give the expansion roughly even odds to continue, albeit at a much slower pace and close to stalling at year-end. Support stems from high household savings and pent-up demand for travel, in-person services, and automobiles.
Federal Budget 2022 - Impact on Charities
As the Periodic Table of Returns demonstrates, your portfolio should be well diversified amongst global asset classes to enhance return and reduce risk. Click to read more.
This examines the detrimental effects of negative returns at the beginning of retirement, as retirees withdraw from their capital; in turn, causing erosion of retirement savings.