You Asked: Transferring Family Property to the Next Generation

With the arrival of summer comes cottage and cabin season once again! Many family properties have been owned over generations and there is often a desire to keep them in the family for decades to come. Yet, many children do not have the funds needed to buy the property.

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Wealth transfer: Preparing the next generation

Intergenerational wealth, on our TV screens at least, conjures images of Succession’s Logan Roy dismissing one of his weasel kids with a sneer and expletive. Roy, the fearsome patriarch, who built his business from nothing, watches in disgust as the heirs to his throne – who do no work of any note - connive and backstab in an effort to win the keys to more money and power.

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Estate Planning: The Benefits of Giving While Alive

Estate planning often involves preparing for what happens after death. Yet, consider that giving while living can also play a complementary role within an estate plan. While the obvious personal benefit is the satisfaction of seeing your gift at work, consider that there may be other benefits, including financial ones, from giving while alive: 

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Retire Up to 30 Percent Wealthier: Why Not More? 

You may have heard an oft-repeated advertisement in the media today that suggests that by reducing investment management fees, you have the potential to retire up to 30 percent wealthier. While few would choose to forego this amount down the road, it may be worthwhile to take a deeper look at these claims. 

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Estate Planning: Having End-of-Life Discussions with Loved Ones

It is understandable that many of us prefer to avoid the subject of end-of-life planning, or at least try to put it off until the last moment. Yet, the pandemic should remind us of the importance of these discussions.   

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Estate Planning: Preparing for a Wealth Transfer

With over one trillion dollars of inheritances expected to be passed along over the next decade, taking action to preserve wealth across generations has never been more important.1 Does your estate plan protect this wealth transfer? Here are some considerations: 

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Your Estate Plan: Is a Review in Order?

When was the last time you reviewed your estate plan? While this should be done at least every five years or when personal circumstances change, the pandemic reminds us of the value in revisiting plans when circumstances around us also change.

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