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Tax Filing Best Practices with Gary Armstrong, CPA, CGA (Ep. 46)



Tax season and tax filing season can be stressful if you are not well prepared.

Learn how to make things easier when filing your taxes next year in this episode of The Ride: Life, Work and Wealth with Gary Armstrong, chartered professional accountant and certified general accountant at Green Private Wealth Counsel – Harbourfront Wealth Management.

This week, Gary provides some best practices for you to put into practice when filing your taxes next year. He unveils key components you need to be aware of to ensure a smooth and efficient process.

Gary discusses:

  • Why you shouldn’t file your taxes too early
  • The difference between credits and deductions
  • Changes in tuition credits
  • What fees you can deduct from your portfolio
  • What you should know about income tax on foreign properties
  • The truth about accessing the CRA as an accountant
  • And more!

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About our Guest:

Gary Armstrong is a chartered professional accountant and certified general accountant (CPA, CGA) with a specialization in taxation through the In-Depth Tax Course offered by CPA Canada.  Before joining Green Private Wealth Counsel, Gary worked for almost ten years at a local accounting firm that focused on personal and corporate tax services for individuals and businesses of all sizes. Before that, Gary worked in 2 different large international accounting firms providing general accounting and US personal tax services.


Getting Divorced During the Pandemic? Here are the Tips You Need to Know (Ep. 38)



Divorce brings a lot of uncertainty. Going through a divorce during a global pandemic has only made the situation worse. 

In this episode, Kris Dureau explains the costs and steps of getting divorced during the pandemic. He provides the rundown that couples need to swap uncertainty for certainty and find 

the best financial route when facing a marriage separation.

Kris discusses:

  • Ways advisors like him can help couples navigate their finances during divorce 
  • His role as a neutral separation resource 
  • Tips for finding a divorce-specialist lawyer 
  • How the pandemic is affecting couples in already stress-filled relationships 
  • The process of purchasing a home after divorce
  • And more!

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30. Home Security Systems To Enhance Home Safety With Ron Couper



Many of us have spent more time than ever at home over the last year. That’s why, for many, feeling safe and secure at home has become a top priority.

This week, Ron Couper of Capital Security Group joins Kris Dureau to discuss everything you need to know about home security systems and door cameras. Plus, Ron reveals tips and tricks to help you take care of things at home before you plan to go away for your next getaway.

Ron discusses:

  • His background and its close connection to Capital Security Group’s personalized customer service approach 
  • How home security systems have changed over time
  • Doorbell cameras and their significant features
  • Reasons you should be wary of Wi-Fi cameras and systems
  • Ways to increase home security 
  • And more!

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About Our Guest:

Capital Security Group’s Ron Couper has been in the home and business security industry for 21 years.  Ron began his career within the ADT dealer program in 2000. Since then, he has worked with the biggest names in the industry, such as  Reliance Protectron and Counterforce/Chubb Edwards.


Episode 23 – Spring Clean Your Finances With These 6 Steps



With spring upon us, now is the perfect time to do some financial closet-cleaning.

Are you ready to get started?

Join Kris Dureau in this episode as he guides you through your financial spring cleaning with six simple steps that will help you get your finances organized and ready for the coming seasons.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The benefits of a financial filing system 
  • Why you should always review your investments and rebalance your portfolio
  • Which insurance policies you should be checking on
  • How to verify your credit score 
  • And more!

Listen in and start sprucing up your financial picture today!  

Resources:  Three Hats Financial  | Kris Dureau | Resources: Cashflow Spreadsheet | Equifax | TransUnion