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Ronnda Granger

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Tel: 778-918-2163

Ronnda Granger

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913 Park Royal South
West Vancouver, BC
V7T 1A1
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885 West Georgia Street
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Vancouver , BC
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Tax Planning
Eligible Dividends
Reduce your Taxes
CRA Foreign Reporting
Retirement Planning
Understanding the Basic RRSP Rules
Investing in a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (“RRSP”) is one of the soundest ways to ensure you enjoy a financially secure retirement. In order to maximize the benefits of an RRSP, it’s important to have a basic understanding of the rules that govern them.
RRSP Withdrawals
There is often a temptation to withdraw funds from your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) prior to your retirement. Careful consideration should be given to the financial impact of this decision. Even though the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) allows for withdrawals from your RRSP at any time, it is important to keep in mind that the funds in an RRSP are designed to provide you with income for the remainder of your lifetime, after your retirement. When money is withdrawn from your RRSP, it is considered part of your taxable income and subject to income tax in the year of the withdrawal. If you place the funds in one of the qualified RRSP maturity options at retirement, you will be taxed only on the portion paid to you each year.
RRSPs – Saving Tips and Strategies
A Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) remains the cornerstone of most retirement plans, particularly if you don’t have a company pension plan. An RRSP is a tax-deferred plan designed to help you save for retirement. With an RRSP, contributions are tax deductible and once in the plan, continue to grow on a tax-deferred basis until the funds are withdrawn. Any funds removed from the RRSP are taxed in the year they are withdrawn. At retirement, the money in the plan may be rolled into any of the RRSP maturity options where they continue to be tax sheltered, except for withdrawals made from the plan – which are treated as income – each year.
LIF Minimum & Maximum Withdrawal Schedule
Each year the amount that you can withdraw from your Life Income Fund (LIF) will vary depending on your age, the value of your plan at the beginning of the calendar year, and the provincial or federal pension legislation governing your plan.
Get a TFSA working for you
The benefits and flexibility provided by a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) make it an ideal solution to save for multiple financial goals. While TFSA contributions are not tax deductible; they grow tax-free, can be withdrawn tax-free at any time, and there are no restrictions on how you use the funds once they’re withdrawn from your TFSA.
Pension Income-splitting Provides Tax Planning Opportunities for Couples
The pension income-splitting rules provide an effective, yet simple, strategy to lower family taxes. Being able to split pension income provides an opportunity for couples to reduce their overall family tax bill by taking advantage of a spouse’s or common law partner’s lower marginal tax rate where retirement incomes are disproportionate.
Financial Planning
Financial Planning Year-End Checklist
Tax-filing season provides a good opportunity to learn more about your current financial situation. While you have all your records on hand, you can review your finances and calculate your net worth.
Wealth Management for Physicians: Because your financial health matters.
Our “One Wealth” team creates solutions that respect the nuances of your profession, and address the opportunities and potential challenges associated with your personal wealth. We can help you with complex banking and borrowing needs; investment management, wealth planning concerns, business succession strategies, and trust and estate services. In short, we can help provide you with the right solution, regardless of the complexity of your needs.
Business Advisory & Succession Planning
The Value of a Business Plan
Whether you’re a new start-up business or a mature company looking to meet annual growth targets, a business plan can be an effective tool to meet your goals and achieve success. A key benefit of business planning is the ability to create a united team, focused on a specific direction set for the company.
Intergenerational Wealth Transfer
The successful transfer of wealth to the next generation requires the careful construction of a plan that considers the wealth requirements of each generation and the communication of a family constitution across the generations. Only about 10% of wealthy families adequately prepared the heirs for their future. Intergenerational wealth transfer does not happen by accident; families must work together to document their constitution and build family governance that will manage the wealth over the generations.
Do you have a succession plan for your business?
A succession plan would detail the business owner’s desires with respect to the management of the business and the disposition of their shares. This is very important because business owners devote a significant amount of time, energy and, in most cases, their own money to building their business. If you’re contemplating a sale to a third party or a transition to family or employees, setting goals, having a vision and developing a formalized business succession plan are critical for success.
COVID-19 Update
COVID-19 Podcast
February 02: In this episode, Sylvain Brisebois, National Sales Manager, BMO Private Wealth is joined by Larry Zelvin, Head, BMO Financial Crimes Unit, for an insightful discussion on the rise in cybersecurity threats and steps we can take to better protect ourselves in the digital world.
Beware of the Parallels Between Today and the Great Depression
May 4, 2020: There is an interesting paradox occurring today where the current economic and market environment is described as ‘unprecedented,’ yet there are consistent parallels drawn between the present circumstances and the Great Depression of the early twentieth century.
Post-Pandemic Economy: Building a Bridge
April 17th: While policymakers, markets, and businesses are all still dealing with the effect and extent of the deep economic downturn, attention is turning to what the economy will look like after the storm. Special report prepared by BMO Capital Markets Economic Research.
Tax Planning Strategies
Canadian Snowbirds and U.S. Income Tax
Although Canadian snowbirds reside in the U.S. for only a part of the year, there is the potential of being considered a U.S. resident and, in turn, having to pay U.S. income tax on the same basis as a permanent U.S. resident. This article outlines how the U.S. government determines whether you are a resident for income tax purposes; namely, it covers the criteria for meeting the Substantial Presence Test, Closer Connection Exception and the Canada U.S. Income Tax Treaty Tie-Breaker Rules.
Managing Your Wealth
Wealth Planning for Uncertain Times
April 30, 2020: In times of uncertainty and market volatility, creating or updating your wealth plan will help to keep you focused on the long-term and can provide reassurance that your goals remain achievable.
Generation Why!
Take notice of millennials – they’re devoted, educated, and focused to succeed.
Having Meaningful Money Conversations With Your Partner
Communication is essential in any relationship, and that includes being able to talk about money. In a BMO Financial Group study,1 Canadians cited conflicts over finances (68 per cent) as the primary reason why a couple might divorce; ahead of infidelity (60 per cent) and disagreements about family (36 per cent). Money has the potential to be a source of tension and conflict for any couple, regardless of their net worth. This article provides some suggestions to help you and your partner have more meaningful discussions around money,
Are All Fees Created Equally?
With upfront knowledge of the cost of investing, you’re able to focus on developing a long-term plan that respects your tolerance for risk and will help you reach your wealth management objectives.
Estate & Succession Planning
Passing it on?
Expectation versus reality for leaving and receiving an inheritance.
What Happens When a Canadian Resident Dies?
What Happens When a Canadian Resident Dies? discusses what happens to the assets of a deceased Canadian resident from a tax and estate perspective.
“Stress Testing” Your Estate Plan in a Time of Crisis
April 30, 2020: A crisis can be a catalyst for action if you don’t have an estate plan – or even a Will. Here is a checklist to help ensure your estate plan is up to date, reflects your current wishes, and continues to align to your goals.
Planning for the Family Vacation Property
If you own a vacation property, this provides information on the tax consequences of selling a second home and highlights important estate planning considerations, if your plan is to keep your vacation property in the family for the next generation.
Economic and Market Updates
Talking Points
Talking Points is a weekly market commentary written by Douglas Porter, Chief Economist and Managing Director at BMO Capital Markets.
Monthly Market Commentary - Lesley Marks
The monthly Global Markets Commentary, prepared by Lesley Marks, Chief Investment Officer, BMO Private Wealth, provides an overview of recent global events and their impact on the markets.
Wealth Experience Podcast
Tune into The Wealth Experience podcast channel for an exclusive BMO Wealth Management Podcast.
Education and Knowledge
Contribution Reminder for Your BMO Nesbitt Burns RRSP / TFSA / RESP
These plans represent highly effective ways for you to save for retirement, your children’s (or grandchildren’s) education and other long-term goals, while providing significant tax-saving opportunities. Here are some important details about each.
Impact of Sequence of Returns on Your Retirement Portfolio
This examines the detrimental effects of negative returns at the beginning of retirement, as retirees withdraw from their capital; in turn, causing erosion of retirement savings.
Investing Handbook
Understanding the Three Major Asset Classes:Cash, Bonds and Stocks