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KEEL MAGAZINE

At Eastport, we aim to be your keel, as on a boat – your point of balance, giving you directional stability. We help you get beyond thinking of money as the deep and unpredictable water you’re in. With our knowledge as your ballast, money can be the body that buoys you, propelling your good and purpose-rich life.

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Financial Considerations When Starting a Family in Canada

Starting a family is a huge decision, and you need to factor in multiple things when doing so including emotional availability, stability in life, and, most importantly, the financial considerations that go into raising a family.

Anti-Money Laundering Regulations

A Closer Look at Canada's Anti-Money Laundering Regulations

Three words describe Canada’s system of fighting money laundering and financing of terrorism; intricate, rigorous, and evolving. We have the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTF), which is not only the cornerstone of the entire framework but also the legislative backbone on which government bodies and law enforcement agencies heavily rely.

Life Insurance In Estate Planning

The Importance Of Life Insurance In Estate Planning

Estate planning allows you to ensure that your loved ones are financially protected and your assets are appropriately distributed amongst those you choose. Your estate consists of many things; your house, car, any shares that you own, and, of course, money.

Exploring Health Spending Accounts Benefits

Exploring The Benefits Of Health Spending Accounts

One of the biggest factors that help employees decide to join a workplace is the benefits that come with the job. Medical coverage is the most sought-after benefit, but with the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic situation getting more difficult with each passing day, both employers and employees alike are looking for a change in the way medical coverage is provided under a job.

Income Splitting in Canada

Income Splitting in Canada: A Closer Look at Its Benefits

While Canada’s tax system is beneficial for the country in many ways and a lot more equitable than other tax systems around the world, there’s no denying that tax obligations can put a burden on a family’s finances.

Paying Off Your Mortgage Early

Effective Strategies for Paying Off Your Mortgage Early

Homeownership is a goal that everyone aspires to, as it offers a sense of security, both in economic terms and in sentiment. Families rest easy knowing they are in THEIR home and nobody can take it away from them.

Offshore Investments

Offshore Investments and Canadian Tax Laws: What You Should Know

For many wealthy Canadians, borders are meaningless as their interests and investments span many countries.

Jonathan Lewis presents Critical Illness Insurance

Eastport Financial is now offering Critical Illness Insurance

Canada's healthcare system is currently failing us – with long wait times and a real lack of family doctors. Is there a 'Plan B' for risk management for our kids, company team, ourselves? Watch as Jonathan discusses a new Eastport Financial insurance offering – Critical Illness Insurance.

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Pension Income Splitting: An Underutilized Tax Benefit

Living off your pension is hard enough without the Canadian government taking a percentage of that income in taxes. In fact, for many pensioners, their end-of-the-year tax bill is one of the biggest ticket items or expenditures they need to worry about when planning their finances.

Digital Assets

How to Handle Digital Assets in Estate Planning?

There is no denying that we live in a digital world today. A world that is constantly and exponentially advancing, bringing more aspects of our daily lives into its ambit with each passing day.

quarterly report January 2024

Matthew Jenkinson, President of the Eastport Private Investment Counsel, provides our January 2024 Video Quarterly Update

In this Video Quarterly Report, Matthew dives into Benchmarking and he also provides an economic update – with a discussion around CPI, inflation, and Canadian household savings.

Retiring with mortgage

Things To Consider When Retiring With A Mortgage In Canada

While retirement is a time for celebration it is also a time for reflection. Ideally, upon retiring we all want to enjoy life to the fullest, especially, after all the years of hard work and sacrifices we have made. However, all of this isn’t possible if you are getting close to retirement but still have substantial debt.

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Effective Strategies for Paying Off Your Mortgage Early

It is the dream of every Canadian to have their own house or property where they can spend the rest of their lives happily raising future generations. However, in these economically oppressing times, buying property, especially in Canada, is becoming exceedingly difficult.

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Eastport Market and Economic Summary – January 2024

The start and end of 2023 presented starkly different scenarios for investors. The year began with trepidation following a tumultuous 2022 but concluded on a high note as inflation slowed and equities yielded substantial returns.

Navigating Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

Navigating Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) in Canada

The stock market has long been a way to make additional income, with some investors making significant gains on their investments. However, stocks tend to be volatile, especially in today’s economic climate.

Compound Growth

How To Take Advantage Of Compound Growth?

Compound growth is an often reliable and secure way of expanding your wealth, by making an investment where the return you get grows and grows with each payout.

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