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Author: Bloom Investment Counsel, Inc.

Challenges Faced by High-Net-Worth Individuals

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High-net-worth individuals face unique financial challenges that require specialized planning and solutions. Some of the challenges that high-net-worth individuals may face include complex tax issues, investment strategies, philanthropic decisions, estate planning concerns, and the overall organization of their finances including investment decisions and risk management.

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Financially Preparing for the Big (and Little) Expenses in Life

Planning for your financial future is crucial for navigating all of life’s milestones, big or small. Whether it’s saving for retirement, a down payment on a home, or an emergency fund, having a solid financial strategy can provide you with peace of mind and open up more opportunities.

The key to planning your financial future is to create a plan that accounts for both your short-term and long-term goals. This may involve budgeting, investing, saving accounts and debt management – all tailored to your unique circumstances and priorities.

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Gifting Money Tax-Free in Canada

Gifting money tax-free in Canada may be of interest to you when looking to support your loved ones or planning the distribution of your estate effectively. Unlike some other countries where large financial gifts may be subject to taxation, Canada presents a more favorable scenario if you are looking to transfer your wealth.

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The Importance of Financially Literacy

The importance of financial literacy cannot be overstated. Financial literacy is the ability to understand and effectively use various financial skills, including personal financial management, budgeting, and investing, and is foundational for your individual financial health and stability. This knowledge empowers you to make informed decisions about your finances, helping you to save adequately, avoid excessive debt, and ensure a comfortable retirement.

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What is the Tax Impact of Borrowing Money in Canada?

Navigating through Canada’s tax regulations can be daunting, especially when it comes to borrowed money. Some common questions that arise are whether you can deduct the interest you pay on a personal loan or a line of credit from your income to reduce your tax payable, and do you need to pay tax on the money you borrow.

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