Small Business Taxation

It has been two weeks since the Federal government announced, over lunch at the Pastaggio Italian Eatery, changes to the small-business tax rate from 10.5% to 9% by 2019. This change in the small business tax rate is a campaign promise that has been accelerated because of the backlash the Federal government felt over the small business tax changes proposed on July 18th, 2017. 

Will That Investment in Your Child’s Business Endanger Your Retirement?

Your son or daughter just asked you for a short-term loan to help them start a business. If everything goes well, they will pay you back with interest in a few years. But what if they never pay you back? How much will it impact your ability to enjoy your retirement?

Who to Follow in Canadian Finance

In this post, we have compiled a list of top influencers, both individuals and publications / organizations, who are regularly consulted on financial issues in Canada. If you’re looking for a solid reading list on personal finance issues specifically for Canadians, this list is a great place to start.

Prospecting with RediNest: Part 1

For many financial advisors, client acquisition is a poorly defined activity – largely consisting of asking existing clients and centres of influence for referrals – and usually done without much structure or process. This is surprising because prospecting is regularly ranked as a top priority among advisors.

Prospecting with RediNest: Part 2

RediNest is a client-facing retirement income calculator that anyone can use to calculate their potential retirement income and compare it to others. After calculating their potential retirement income, prospects will then have the option to connect with a RazorPlan™ advisor to further analyze their situation.

Prospecting with RediNest: Part 3

This post outlines a business development strategy you can use to grow your practice using RediNest. Activities are recommended on a daily, weekly and monthly basis and can be implemented by yourself, your administrative support staff or external contractors.

Savings and Retirement Projections

A new user recently told me a story about how he used RazorPlan during a recent appointment to win a new client. Here’s the story…

4 Common Support Questions

At RazorPlan support we look to provide the assistance needed to not only understand RazorPlan software, but also the client files you are working with.

5 Data Entry Tips For Better Plans

The biggest variable for any software program is the data entered. Even small discrepancies in client data can result in large variations in the output.