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Business Matters February 2020
Feb 09, 2020

Wealth management

Why Should You Care About Your Health Care Spending Account?

Families may not realize that they have a great opportunity to significantly reduce the cost of medical treatments and therapies through a health care spending account (HCSA). These accounts are not well understood and, if available, are typically underutilized due to a lack of awareness of how they can help.

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Business Matters January 2020
Jan 07, 2020


Performing Transactions Online: Know What’s Happening to Your Data

Online purchasing transaction security is not absolute. There are not really “safe” and “unsafe” options anymore, meaning only alternatives remain that have varying degrees of security. However, understanding how your data is stored and used is an important first step.

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Business Matters August 2019
Aug 05, 2019

Wealth Management

Common Financial Guidelines for Planning Your Retirement

Preparing for retirement can be a very stressful experience, with so many factors that you need to consider. How much money will I need to maintain my standard of living? How much will I want to travel? How long will I live? What if I outlive my money? There’s so much uncertainty, that financial rules of thumb for planning your retirement have become very popular – following them relieves at least some of that uncertainty. It is important to understand the assumptions, and the limitations of these guidelines, so that you understand whether they are relevant for your particular situation.

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Business Matters April 2019
Apr 01, 2019


Tax Changes for 2018/19

Whether you prepare the return yourself or have them prepared by Towler & Associates, CPAs, it’s time for all Canadians to be gathering their paperwork together for their 2018 personal tax returns. So, what changes for 2018 might affect your business? And, what other tax changes are coming into effect in 2019?

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Busness Matters February 2019
Feb 20, 2019


The Path to Automation

Automating an owner-managed business entails more than purchasing a new piece of equipment. The most successful transition requires a careful analysis of the existing production process, an understanding of where and when change is required, staged rather than wholesale transition, targeting repetitive employee tasks that can be automated, integration of production changes with business systems, involvement of employees and outside experts, and owner metamorphosis from micromanager to business manager.

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Business Matters January 2019
Feb 04, 2019


Impending Changes to CPP

In 2018, many owner-managers across Canada chose to adjust staff levels, wages and prices when the minimum wage was increased. For many, it is still too early to determine the final impact on the corporate bottom line as a full fiscal year has not been completed.

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Business Matters October 2018
Oct 30, 2018



Every owner-manager has experienced new employees enthusiastically jumping head-first into the task at hand — only to see that enthusiasm for their job morph into complacency over time.

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Business Matters Volume 32 Issue 3
Aug 13, 2018


We Owe How Much? ... OUCH!

Manage cash flow better by projecting future tax liabilities.

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Business Matters July 2018
Jul 03, 2018


For the Record

Good record keeping today can prevent CRA penalties tomorrow.

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Business Matters Volume 31 Issue 6
Dec 21, 2017


Registered Retirement Savings Plans

Make your 2017 RRSP contribution before March 1, 2018.

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