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Farm Succession Planning and the role of permanent tax-exempt insurance Thumbnail

Farm Succession Planning and the role of permanent tax-exempt insurance

Efficient planning is required to successfully transition the family farm to the child(ren) who plan to actively work the farm, while also creating estate equalization for the child(ren) who do not wish to be involved in the family farm operation. A problem that presents itself at death can be best solved with a strategy that pays out at death. This is why permanent tax-exempt insurance becomes a key tool in the execution of a succession plan.

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Market Update: Q2 2020

The stock markets in 2020 have resembled riding a wild roller coaster for investors. Despite a very weak economic outlook earlier in the year due to uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, major global stock markets have recovered most of their losses for the year.

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RRIF minimums lowered for 2020. Why new RRIF rules matter to seniors.

Amidst the economic fall out of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Canadian government announced a 25% reduction in RRIF minimums as part of a multi-billion dollar relief package.When you are in a RRIF, you are mandated to withdraw the minimum amount required by law each year. In this scenario, when the market drops drastically the RRIF payment you receive equates to you selling that portion of your portfolio at a low.

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