Episode 22 – Enhance Your Online Security with These Cybersecurity Tips – With Guest Chuck Yeung



Considering the current COVID-19 environment, working, shopping, socializing, and finding entertainment are only a couple of things we can do from the comfort of our homes.  

But, to what extent is our online identity and information really protected? 

In this episode, Kris Dureau sits down with Cystech Solutions’ Chuck Yeung. Today, Chuck discusses must-know cybersecurity tips so that you can protect yourself, your family, and your business when it comes to online privacy, information, and identity.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why you should change your passwords every six months 
  • The role of password manager platforms when it comes to the dark web 
  • Easy ways to detect a phishing scam 
  • The importance of setting up a two-step authentication 
  • Chuck’s take on how cybercriminals operate when it comes to a ransom 
  • And more!

Listen today and find out the do’s and don’ts when it comes to protecting your identity online! 

Resources: Three Hats Financial  | Kris Dureau | Chuck Yeung  | Cystech Solutions


Episode 21: Tax Tips for Small Business Owners — With Peter Simpson



It’s never too early to start thinking about your tax planning, especially if you’re a business owner! 

In this episode, Kris Dureau welcomes back Simpson and Associates’ Peter Simpson. Kris and Peter discuss important tax tips for business owners and self-employed individuals and share strategies for making positive, practical changes to your tax picture.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to claim work-from-home tax deductions 
  • When business owners should start thinking about putting money into their RRSP
  • The right time to incorporate a business 
  • Benefits of an HST number 
  • And more!

Listen today to discover tax tips and strategies that can help small business owners maximize their tax planning!

Resources:   Episode 19: 2020 Year-End Tax Planning Tips | Three Hats Financial  | Kris Dureau | Simpson and Associates | Peter Simpson 


Episode 20 – Everything You Need To Know About Critical Illness Coverage



Critical illness coverage is a long-term insurance policy that covers serious illnesses such as cancer, heart attacks, coronary artery bypass surgery, and more. 

In this episode, Kris Dureau discusses everything you need to know about this type of coverage and explains how its financial component can help you alleviate the toll of a health condition.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How critical illness coverage works 
  • About the claiming process 
  • How previous family health conditions can impact your coverage premium 
  • The conditions you need to meet to get your coverage premium back 
  • And more!

Tune in now and discover how critical illness coverage can help you protect your finances and health! 

Resources:   Three Hats Financial  | Resources | Kris Dureau | (888) 442-4218


Episode 19 – 2020 Year-End Tax Planning Tips – With Peter Simpson



While tax planning is often a year-round affair, the year-end season is a particularly optimal time to review your taxes with your trusted financial professional.

In this episode, Kris Dureau sits down with Simpson & Associates’ Peter Simpson to discuss the value of year-end tax planning. Together, they discuss popular year-end tax planning strategies that could help you make the most of your taxes before the new year hits.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Tax credits and deductions that you might be able to claim
  • How to claim the Home Office Employment tax credit 
  • Why Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSA) are helpful investment vehicles 
  • The tax-related benefits of a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)
  • And more!

Tune in today and find out which tax strategies could work for you and your year-end planning!

Resources:  Three Hats Financial  | Kris Dureau | Simpson & Associates | Peter Simpson 

 


Episode 18 – How Baby Boomers can Prepare their Business for Sale – With Ryan Parkinson



As a business owner, you have put creativity, sweat, worries, and energy into creating and growing your business. 

When the time comes to reap the rewards of your hard work and to sell your business, what should you think about before putting up that “for sale” sign?

To find out, Kris Dureau welcomes Ryan Parkinson for today’s episode. Together, they discuss different areas of exit planning you need to be aware of when selling your business and the steps you should take to prepare for the big sale.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How far in advance you should start preparing to sell your business
  • Why financial statements are helpful when buying and selling a business 
  • How to get a proper business valuation 
  • Dealing with customers and staff during the selling process 
  • And more!

Listen now to discover the financial and psychological factors you need to consider when selling your business!

Resources:  Three Hats Financial  | Kris Dureau | Grant Thornton | Ryan Parkinson 


Episode 17 – Is Now the Time to Refinance or Buy a Second Property? – With Derek Gold



COVID-19 is just one of the many reasons why interest rates are at historically low rates.  

With rates so low, should you be considering refinancing your home or purchasing a second property?

In this episode, Kris Dureau welcomes Mortgage Scout’s Derek Gold to discuss this and more. Together, they explore the current interest rate environment and answer questions you might have about refinancing and buying a second property. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The difference between a variable and a fixed mortgage rate 
  • Pros and cons of shorter and longer amortization periods
  • Getting a mortgage when you’re self-employed or retired 
  • How a good credit score affects your mortgage 
  • And more!

Tune in today to learn everything you need to know before refinancing your home or purchasing that second home!   

Resources: Three Hats Financial  | Kris Dureau | Mortgage Scout | Derek Gold 


Episode 16 – How to Retire Well — Part 2



It’s no secret that when it comes to preparing for retirement, one major question pre-retirees are asking is, “Will I have enough to retire?”

In part two of his miniseries on retiring well, Kris Dureau reveals how you can find out the answer to this question. He highlights three financial areas to consider when assessing your retirement-related finances, assets, and benefits so that you can achieve the retirement lifestyle you’ve always desired.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The difference between discretionary and non-discretionary expenses
  • How to plan for your retirement cash flow
  • Why you should create a debt inventory — and how to do it
  • How creating three financial buckets can help your portfolio in retirement 
  • And more!

Tune in now to discover actionable tips for preparing your finances to retire well!

Resources:  How to Retire Well – Part 1 | Three Hats Financial  | Cash flow Spreadsheet | Retirement Shift Worksheet


Episode 15 – How to Retire Well – Part 1



When you retire, what will you retire to? How do you envision your retirement? 

To help you create a smooth transition into life’s next chapter, join Kris Dureau for this new two-part mini-series on what it takes to retire well. In part one, Kris examines the mental side of retirement and breaks down five unique qualitative exercises that are designed to help retirees understand what retirement means to them.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How the retirement landscape is changing
  • Three Hats Financial’s five stages of retirement coaching 
  • How clients have benefited from Three Hats’ retirement planning techniques 
  • How the My Retirement Worksheet can help you adjust to retirement 
  • And more!

Tune in now to discover key ways you can transition into your retirement so that you can live, and retire, well!

Resources:   Three Hats Financial | Epic Retirement Clip 


Episode 14 – What to Know Before Making a Midlife Career Change — With Lisa Taylor



Do you want to pursue a new career but are unsure whether you should truly go for it? 

In this episode, Kris Dureau sits down with the Challenge Factory’s Lisa Taylor. Lisa is an in-demand speaker with expert insight into today’s changing workforce. Now, Lisa details how transitioning to a new career path can be life-changing and what you can do to achieve it! 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to conquer the fear of making a career change
  • The 4 domains of changing career paths: needs, talents, passions, and impact
  • Where to receive career counselling and guidance 
  • Ageism in the workforce
  • And more!

Tune in and discover how Kris and Lisa can help you on your new career journey! 

Resources: Three Hats Financial | Kris Dureau on LinkedInChallenge Factory


Episode 13 — What Should you Know When Buying a New or Used Car — With Greg Carrasco



Buying a new car is never a simple process, especially when there is so much to consider.

To help you better navigate the process, Kris Dureau enlists the help of Greg Carrasco for today’s episode. As the host of The Greg Carrasco Show, one of the most influential and largest automotive radio shows in Canada, Greg has over 27 years of experience in the automotive industry and is well-versed in all things cars.

Today, Greg shares tips and tricks to help you make the best decisions when buying a vehicle.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How COVID-19 has impacted the automotive industry
  • The best time of year to buy a vehicle
  • Strategies for trading in your vehicle
  • The importance of buying an extended warranty
  • And more!

Join Kris and Greg now for your run-down on what you should consider when shopping for your next car!

Resources: Three Hats Financial | Kris Dureau on LinkedInThe Greg Carrasco Show