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03.19.19

gravity 2019: Grounding Your Network

When we talk of our ‘networks’, we often perceive them to exist virtually, within our own minds or in a space where the countless connections cannot be illustrated or the potential experienced. Before LinkedIn or Shapr helped record, contain and develop networks, who we knew and what they did likely just existed in our minds […]

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02.15.19

The 5 C’s of Family Wealth

As we approach Family Day, we often become nostalgic about our familial ties. Some relish time with loved ones, some think of those who have left them, others still about the tenuous bonds that they wish to mend. Family Day acts as a simple reminder that a sound family-focused wealth plan must extend beyond yourself. […]

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10.25.18

What Does The Next 1-5 Years Look Like? And How Does That Influence Decision Making Now?

If we had had that dialogue two to three years ago, there was arguably, little to be concerned about. We enjoyed ultra-low interest rates, a favorable taxation environment, most asset prices still looked set to rise, political interference at the federal, provincial and even international levels seemed minimal and pro-business and finally, confidence was high. […]

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07.17.18

New Passive Income Rules

The 2018 federal budget clarified rules around passive income for Canadian Controlled Private Corporations. The threshold for passive income starting $50,000 has now made holding life insurance within the corporation even more important. Advisor.ca has created this article outlining several options for life insurance policies such as holding until death or withdrawing upon retirement. If […]

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03.7.18

The Importance of Sharing

More often than not, when you choose an organization to volunteer with or support, there is a personal story behind that motivation. This personal connection resonated no differently for me. A little over 4 years ago, I encountered a situation that I could never have imagined. One that continues to have a profound effect on my life, including how […]

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01.3.18

The Intersection of Wealth & Health

Everything in your personal ecosystem is interconnected. This may seem obvious, however, have you ever taken a moment to truly reflect and let that sink in? Every single aspect of your life is related and your choices create outcomes for your life. What would your ecosystem look like if you drew it on a white board? Challenge yourself to […]

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09.7.17

Recognizing Strategies that Work for Business Owners

With the Liberal Government’s present focus on making life harder for business owners, it may seem like the benefits of owning and running a small business are diminished.  With this in mind, we felt it important to re-visit some of the positive strategies that being self-employed and/or incorporated can bring which are not currently in […]

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07.10.17

Living Your Life By Design

We all have a vision for our ideal life. The version of our best life that we hope to attain. The difference between achieving that life and dreaming about it comes from whether we are living our life by design, or by default.

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05.8.17

Entrepreneurial Families: Your Personal Board of Directors

As seen in the Spring 2017 issue of Iconic Concierge Magazine. Embracing the entrepreneurial spirit, we subscribe to the idea that the path of life is not a straight line, it is unique series of detours. As such, it is important that your financial plan services your unique set of circumstances and delivers the solutions […]

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03.28.17

What No One Tells You About Business Succession

VELA Wealth is pleased to work with a network of established experts who help deliver outstanding outcomes for clients. This month, we’ve partnered with Lorraine McGregor of Spirit West Management to talk about the realities of business succession planning.

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