The Overlooked Generation

With much media attention given to millennials and baby boomers, each for their respective reasons (millennials supposedly being entitled and lazy, and boomers because they supposedly ruined the economy), there is one generation that seems to be forgotten. That generation is, of course, the one sandwiched between boomers and millennials; Generation X. Gen X-ers, as they... Continue Reading →

The Canadian Mortgage Conundrum

If we look back at recent history, we can all remember the global economic crisis of 2008. Of course, many of us know that this crisis was triggered by a bubble in residential housing propped up by the availability of sub-prime mortgages. The collapse of the housing market had such a widespread effect that there... Continue Reading →

Lessening the Sting of the AMT After Land Sales

Grainews is an agricultural based publication written for farmers, and often by farmers, in a style they understand. Don and Erik work closely with author Andrew Allentuck, providing the background financial plans and theoretical analysis for Andrew's Farm Financial Planner column. A couple we'll call Herb, who is 67, and his wife, Mary, 60, farm... Continue Reading →

Grandchild Will Inherit Widow’s Farm

Grainews is an agricultural based publication written for farmers, and often by farmers, in a style they understand. Don and Erik work closely with author Andrew Allentuck, providing the background financial plans and theoretical analysis for Andrew's Farm Financial Planner column. Celeste, as we'll call her, is 75. She lives in south-central Manitoba and owns... Continue Reading →

Time to Decide What To Do With the Land

Grainews is an agricultural based publication written for farmers, and often by farmers, in a style they understand. Don and Erik work closely with author Andrew Allentuck, providing the background financial plans and theoretical analysis for Andrew's Farm Financial Planner column. In southern Manitoba, a widow we'll call Eleanor, 73, wants to decide what to... Continue Reading →

Life Insurance Backs Succession Plan

Grainews is an agricultural based publication written for farmers, and often by farmers, in a style they understand. Don and Erik work closely with author Andrew Allentuck, providing the background financial plans and theoretical analysis for Andrew's Farm Financial Planner column. A couple we'll call Martha, 60, and Max, 61, farmed in south-central Manitoba for... Continue Reading →

Don’t Pay Off Your Debt

In today's society, debt is inevitable for most. At some point in our lives, we will shoulder debt in one form or another (i.e., mortgage, car loan, student loan, a line of credit, credit card). With debt there is also interest, with rates and cost are dependent on a lot of variables (i.e., credit rating, amount,... Continue Reading →

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