Weekend Reading: Family Tax Cut Edition

Big news out of Ottawa this week as the Harper regime unveiled its long-awaited (and controversial) plan for family income-splitting. The Conservatives announced that couples with children under 18 will be allowed to transfer up to $50,000 in income from the higher earner to the lower earner in the form of a non-refundable federal tax…

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DIY Wills – Are They Ever A Good Idea?

56% of Canadians don’t have a signed will. What makes people avoid this necessary estate-planning document? Is it the cost? Law firms typically charge $500 to $1000 for a basic will. Or, they just don’t have the time to get around to it. You have to find a lawyer, make an appointment during their business…

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