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How to Know If You’re Getting The Right Financial Advice

Whether they’re an accountant, investment advisor, insurance specialist or financial planner, anyone in Canada can offer financial advice. But how do we know the advice they’re giving us is right for us? Helping people get transparency on the role of each financial profession and understanding what each of these roles means for us is something that is very close to our hearts. Historically financial professionals in Canada have been trained to sell products such as insurance, mortgages, or investments and…

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The Things We Wish We Got Taught in School

What did you do with your first paycheck? Ocean 6 Advisor Jacky went straight to CIBC to get advice. Jasmine opened her first investment account. It’s no wonder they turned out to work in the finance industry! In most cases, despite years of education, many of us leave school without the practical knowledge and skills to manage our wealth. And this often means we end up paying too much tax to CRA or too much interest to the bank. We’re…

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The Value You Get from a Financial Advisor

Robo-advisors are on the up. These digital platforms that provide automated, algorithm-driven investment services with little to no human supervision are cheap. But anyone who’s ever had home renovations would agree, “cheap” often ends up costing more in the end. After trying to save a quick buck, you often end up hiring a professional to fix the substandard results. “A Rising tide floats all boats…only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” Warren Buffett A financial advisor acts…

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Maximizing Your Investment Portfolio

Investment returns, management fees, and efficient taxation are all important when it comes to the big picture on where to invest your money. If you’re confident your dollars are working for you in the right places, you have more time to focus on your goals. In this week’s podcast, we cover how to best structure your investment accounts and get the most out of your money. How do we manage our investments during a pandemic, is there such a thing…

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Creating An Effective Insurance Strategy

Insurance gets a bad rap, but that is often due to a misunderstanding of its overall benefits and not because it isn’t valuable. After all, nobody truly wants insurance, what we want is the significant benefits it can provide. Our newest episode explores the importance of having an effective insurance strategy as a valuable piece of your financial plan. We discuss the purpose of insurance and why you might need it, how to best structure your insurance using your corporation…

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Managing Cash Flow During A Crisis

With so many recent unknowns, it is understandable that cash flow has weighed heavily on people’s minds. That is why we decided to make this the focus of Ocean 6’s first-ever podcast, to share our tips on how to manage your cash flow in an environment that is constantly changing. Listen to the podcast and get the answers to some of our client’s most common questions.  How much cash should I have in my emergency fund? No one could…

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How To Pay Yourself If You’re Incorporated (Salary Vs. Dividends)

One of the most common decisions that a business owner or incorporated professional needs to make is how to pay themselves. Many entrepreneurs decide to incorporate their business and then pay themselves a salary out of their corporation, but this often results in paying higher taxes on their personal income.  One of the major advantages of being incorporated is you get the benefit and the flexibility of being able to decide how to pay yourself, paying yourself a salary isn’t…

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Why You Should Avoid A Retirement Savings Plan

One of the things we often see with incorporated professionals and entrepreneurs is that they’re utilizing their RSP (Retirement Savings Plan) as their number one vehicle for retirement savings. For most entrepreneurs, this isn’t the most tax-efficient way to save for retirement. With an RSP, what you’re essentially doing is going into business with the government, and you have no idea how much of your business they are going to take on the back end. An RSP is a vehicle…

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Purchasing Insurance Through Your Corporation

One of the things we help entrepreneurs with when looking at their financial plan is how they can effectively structure their insurance strategy. The biggest challenge with owning insurance personally is that you’re paying for it with dollars that have been taxed at a significantly higher rate. If you have a corporation, you definitely want to own your insurance inside of your corporate structure. You’re paying tax on earnings inside the corporation at 13.5%, which gives you a significantly higher…

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Debt Restructuring – Is It Right For You?

One of the most common topics we’re asked about from business owners, incorporated professionals, and entrepreneurs is debt restructuring. More specifically, how should an entrepreneur structure their debt in the most effective way and for the lowest cost? A lot of entrepreneurs focus on getting the lowest interest rate on their loans, but the lowest interest rate doesn’t always result in the lowest cost of having that debt over the long-term.  If you look at a fixed-rate mortgage, for example,…

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