Mary Keetch Financial Services

All in the family

How to take advantage of income-splitting using intra-family loans. AFTER JUST TWO YEARS, the “family tax cut” was eliminated in the 2016 federal budget. However, families still have other opportunities to split their income to save taxes. One strategy is to make an “intra-family loan” to your spouse (married or common-law) or to your minor […]

Something borrowed…something green?

How to approach family about financial help for your wedding. MONEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO buy you love, but it sure can help you pay for a wedding. Back in the day, it was traditional for the bride’s family to foot most of the bill – not so anymore. As more couples plan and […]

Wedding bills and bells

Planning a wedding can  be exhilarating…and expensive. Here are some suggestions to help ensure the big day doesn’t undermine your long-term financial plans.  Click here to continue reading…

Unpredictable markets got you idle?

While market volatility chases many investors to the sidelines, it can be  a great opportunity to bolster your long-term portfolio strategy. SHORT-TERM MARKET UPS AND DOWNS can be very unnerving, even if your goals are far in the future. So it’s not surprising two recent surveys have found that many investors aren’t enthusiastic about investing […]

First steps to a first job

Helping young adults find employment, build skills and gain independence. REMEMBER YOUR FIRST JOB? Whether you loved it or hated it, it probably taught you a lot – from  money management to responsibility  to discovering what you wanted (or didn’t want) to do with your life.  Your children may now be ready for  a similar […]