Tag Archives: Taxes

The Four Wealth Destroyers (Ep. 45)



What reduces wealth — do you know? 

Find out in this episode, as Kris Dureau explains how taxes, inflation, fees, and overreacting to the market impact our savings, income, and investments. He also unveils ways we can avoid making common mistakes and make better decisions with our money.

Kris discusses:

  • The importance of working alongside helpful and supportive financial advisors 
  • Ways taxes, inflation, fees, and overreacting to the market impact our savings and investments
  • How to curb and overcome common wealth destroyers
  • The value of being aware of our emotions during times of volatility
  •  And more!

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The Ins and Outs of Pension Planning (Ep. 44)



Whether you’re retiring or changing jobs, remember to always have your pension plan in mind.

In this episode, Kris Dureau helps out the 37% of Canadians who still have pension plans. With an all-time high of employees moving jobs, here is how you can start planning around the options you have so you can get the most out of your employee pension.

Kris discusses:

  • The types of pension plans
  • What happens to your pension if you leave your job
  • What you should know about withdrawing from your pension before retirement
  • Taxable pension plans
  • And more!

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How To Keep Your Cottage in the Family and Reduce Your Future Tax Bill (Ep. 40)



Are you thinking about selling or gifting your cottage to your kids? A lot of cottage owners want to keep this property in the family. But, too many of them get hit with a big tax bill because they don’t know how to make the transition. 

If you want to avoid tax mistakes, this one’s for you!

In this episode, Kris Dureau shares advice — as a financial planner and fellow cottage-owner — on how to reduce your cottage’s future tax bill. He also dives into the nuances of family dynamics to help you make a confident decision about which child to give or sell the cottage to.

Kris discusses:

  • Why cottage property values are surging and how that impacts estate planning
  • What to consider when deciding which child will receive the cottage
  • Major mistakes people make when selling or gifting a cottage
  • Top ways to reduce your cottage’s future tax bill
  • And more

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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