My name is Mark Goodfield. Welcome to The Blunt Bean Counter ™, a blog that shares my thoughts on income taxes, finance and the psychology of money. I am a Chartered Professional Accountant and a partner with a National Accounting Firm in Toronto. This blog is meant for everyone, but in particular for high net worth individuals and owners of private corporations. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are written solely in my personal capacity and cannot be attributed to the accounting firm with which I am affiliated. My posts are blunt, opinionated and even have a twist of humor/sarcasm. You've been warned. Please note the blog posts are time sensitive and subject to changes in legislation or law.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Wealth & Estate Planning Missteps

Wealth & Estate Planning Missteps


To help you avoid parting with your wealth, I'd like to share my article (link here) that I wrote today for the Globe and Mail Online Personal Finance Tax Section titled "Want the kids to inherit the house? Avoid these common tax mistakes." This article deals with common wealth and estate planning errors parents accidentally make because
they lack knowledge or because they listened to a tip they picked up at a cocktail party. These missteps relate to real estate transfers, probate planning and inheritance issues.

I would like to thank Roma Luciw, the Globe’s personal finance web editor, for providing me with the opportunity to write this article during Financial Literacy Month.

Long time readers will be shocked that Roma was able to have me condense my originally submitted article to only 650 words. I really appreciated Roma’s editorial expertise.


Dream Job by Richard Peddie - Book Giveaway Winners


The two winners of the autographed copies of Richard Peddie's Dream Job book giveaway are Steve K. and Imelda L.You will be contacted by email to arrange delivery.

Thanks to all the people who entered the contest. I had several women who entered on behalf of their husbands or boyfriends, since they thought they would like the book. Very interesting, I wonder how many guys would enter on behalf of their wives or girlfriends if it was a women related book giveaway. Just saying :)


 

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