Building Your Wealth: Is it Better to Rent or Buy a Home?

When building your wealth, is it better to rent or buy a home? Contrary to popular perception, renting doesn’t necessarily mean that you are throwing money away every month and buying doesn’t necessarily mean that you are building more wealth in the long-run. It all depends on what you do with your money—subject to current interest rates, the state of the housing market, and the state of the economy. Here are some monetary considerations connected with the “rent vs. buy” decision.

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Canadian Wealth Management Industry: Past, Present, and Future (Updated 2022)

In Canada, the use of the term “wealth management” in the financial services industry took off in the early 1990s.

Today, wealth management is the largest growth component of most Canadian financial institutions. We only need to look at 2021 and 2022 Q1 earnings reports to see that the wealth management divisions of Canadian banks and mutual fund companies are primary drivers of their high revenues.

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What is a Family Office and Should I Consider Using One?

Family offices are by no means a recent phenomenon. The concept of a family office approach to managing wealth can be traced back to monarchs appointing stewards to manage royal wealth.

This type of wealth administration service later filtered down to the upper nobility, creating the enduring concept of engaging highly competent and experienced professionals to manage, preserve and build wealth and expand legacy—akin to today’s family offices.

In this article, we discuss family offices with particular focus on the difference between a family office and a traditional wealth or investment management firm, and outline two considerations that may help you decide whether a family office approach to managing your, your family’s and/or multigenerational wealth is for you.

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Advanced Tax Planning for High Income Earners and High-Net-Worth Families

For high income earners and high-net-worth families, taxes can pose a significant impediment to preserving and growing wealth, particularly in cases where income or wealth is concentrated in the hands of one individual or held within an entity. Fortunately, thoughtful tax planning can help you, your business and/or your family keep more of what you have worked so hard to accumulate. In this article, we highlight 3 tax saving strategies that can be used without sacrificing the ability to build wealth.

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