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The tax trap: Staying in CRA’s good books when you owe taxes

The tax trap: Staying in CRA’s good books when you owe taxes

The tax trap: How to stay in CRA’s good books when you owe unpaid taxes As per a recent Toronto Star article the April 30 deadline for most Canadians to file their income tax returns has passed, and amid the pressures of inflation and high interest rates, many may be...

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How to assess the state of your business

How to assess the state of your business

A small business can view its financial situation by conducting a thorough analysis of its financial statements, tracking key performance indicators (KPIs), and assessing various aspects of its operations.  Below are listed items to help you monitor the financial...

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New! ‘No Payment’ Mortgage

New! ‘No Payment’ Mortgage

Instead of monthly payments, now there is a new solution whereby customers may take out loans with interest rates tied to the appreciation of the home’s value. It is designed primarily for existing homeowners who wish to refinance or to do an 'Equity Take-out'....

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What to say when you’re asking for money

What to say when you’re asking for money

5 tips to help you secure business funding Business funders come in different shapes and sizes and, like your business, they too have a target demographic or theme—type of business, length of time in existence, financial strength, viability, good credit, etc. The...

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Health-Care Crisis In Ontario

Health-Care Crisis In Ontario

In a a recent interview with CP24, Ontario Health Executive Vice-President Dr. Chris Simpson opined that the mounting strain on Ontario's health-care system constitutes a real "crisis," even as the Ford government sought to downplay the severity of the situation. “The...

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Home Care Crisis in Ontario

Home Care Crisis in Ontario

in my newsletter and Blog editorials, I normally don't wade into the political fray, but there is a growing crisis in the 'Home Care' sector in Ontario that needs to be addressed. The following article was written in conjunction with the SSAO (Seniors for Social...

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Monitor and Improve your Credit Score

Monitor and Improve your Credit Score

As a mortgage broker dealing regularly with clients having ‘Bruised’ or ‘Challenged’ credit (or any of the other euphemisms used to describe it!), I often notice a lack of awareness in terms  of the importance of acquiring and maintaining, a good credit score. The...

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