Family Business Planning Strategies

If you are an owner in a family enterprise, the likelihood of your business successfully transitioning to the next generations is not very good. This has not changed over the years. Statistics show a failure rate of: 67% of businesses fail to succeed into the second generation 90% fail by the third generation With 80% to 90% of all enterprises in North America being family owned, it is important to address the reasons why transition is difficult.

New Income Tax Rules for Life Insurance

Owners of very successful private corporations are well aware of the importance of cash flow. Many are protective of how they allocate corporate capital so that business ventures are adequately funded and investment opportunities are not missed.

The Corporate Extraction Strategy

The Corporate Extraction Strategy involves transferring a personally owned life insurance policy to a corporation for its fair market value (FMV). When handled properly, it could result in withdrawing capital from the corporation tax free!

Is the Life Insurance Industry in Canada Stable?

Given the problems encountered by some large financial institutions in the United States, how concerned should we be about the state of the life insurance industry in Canada?

Permanent Life Insurance

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All life insurance is designed to provide your loved ones with financial security when you die. When you buy a permanent life insurance policy, both the premium and benefit are typically guaranteed for the rest of your life.

Long Term Care Insurance

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Long-term care insurance provides financial protection for you and your family to help cover the cost of care, if you are unable to care for yourself.