The Prittie Perspective
We provide client communication touch points that provides many valued added features and benefits such as economic and market updates, quarterly newsletters and mature client oriented publications.
I will begin by wishing everyone a wonderful new year full of good health and happiness. Let’s focus on what we can control, our own actions, whether individually or together for the betterment of all and to reflect positive outcomes.Read More
For those who long to buy their first home, there is some much-needed help coming in 2023. This new registered plan would give prospective first-time home buyers the ability to save up to $40,000 on a tax-free basis, contributing a maximum of $8,000 per year. Like a Registered Retirement Savings…Read More
You’ve worked hard and saved for your retirement, and you want to protect your income. This forgotten gem has been overlooked for many years due to the past low-interest rate environment.
An income annuity is a financial product that provides you with a guaranteed regular income. Typically, it is used during your retirement years and offered by an annuity provider, such as a life insurance company. When you buy an annuity, the insurance company will pay you, the annuitant, a regular income for a fixed term or the rest of your life, no matter how long you live – so you can expect regular, predictable, and stable income, no matter what happens to your other sources of income or the economy.
Although it may seem early, it is never too early to start thinking about the upcoming tax season! We will be sending out a client communication in early February with detailed information on our tax preparation services, but we want to let all clients know that we are once again offering our popular tax preparation services for the 2022 tax year.Read More
The holiday season is upon us, bringing an end to a tumultuous year. 2022 saw inflation reach levels not seen for 40 years, followed by substantial interest rate hikes. From March to December, the Bank of Canada raised its policy rate by a whopping 4.0%, causing some stress for Canadian homeowners, particularly those with variable-rate mortgages. If you have a variable-rate mortgage, these rate hikes may have you thinking about converting (or “locking in”) to a fixed rate, if your lender allows you to do so. Of course, this then commits you to a new mortgage term with your current lender. Let’s look at the potential upsides and downsides of making the switch.Read More
Headlines are everywhere; Inflation and the requisite rise in interest rates to calm it. Russian aggression in Ukraine. Covid pandemic fallout and the threat of a recession which is very likely.Read More
The impact of rising interest rates is being felt by many Canadians and has resulted in higher costs for all of us in many ways. With the United States Federal Reserve having raised interest rates by another 0.75% in September, The Bank of Canada will be following suit with a rate increase in the near future to protect the dollar from sell-offs in favour of US currency.Read More
Family businesses, high net worth individuals and professionals require distinctive succession and estate planning and this is in greater demand than ever before. However, it is not getting done! Furthermore, in the past 10 years, corporate income splitting and non-active business income restrictions have been imposed resulting in more taxes. Personal tax rates have increased from 46.41% to 53.53% and dividend tax rates have also increased from 31.34% to 47.74%.Read More
With interest rates continuing to rise, and housing markets beginning to cool, if you’re considering a home purchase anytime soon, it’s a good idea to revisit some mortgage fundamentals to ensure you’re in the driver’s seat when it’s time to put in an offer. Pre-approvals, home appraisals and financing conditions are three key components to a successful home purchase. So how do they all fit together?Read More
Our primary goal is to ensure Electronic Funds Transfers (EFTs) and Wire orders are initiated, executed, and approved in a secure manner while meeting the needs of our clients. We want to ensure that you receive your fund requests when you need it; for example, buying a new car or any other purchase.
Please be reminded of the following process to ensure no delays are encountered for funding requests.Read More