Monthly Minute
 July / August 2020 - news & updates
Welcome to the Family!
My assistant and his wife, Andrek and Nav, have recently welcomed the first addition to their family, a beautiful baby girl.

Congratulations on your new baby! This is such a wonderful time for your family and we hope that it is filled with lots of fun, love, and cuddles.
Working From Home? Mind the Tax Rules
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Due to health concerns, many have gotten creative and dining rooms double as a classroom and the guest room is now a home office. Some of these home-office set-up costs may be tax-deductible to the employee. Check out this article to ensure you are prepared if you intend to deduct them from your income taxes.
Financial Tips and Tricks
How should entrepreneurs and business owners navigate the risks of the unknown? Read more here.

Recent graduates are entering a tough job market amid record debt levels. Read this article to help your loved ones get on the right track financially, even in a pandemic.

Your credit card should not be your cash flow plan. Read this article for alternate sources of emergency cash.
2020 Financial Stress Index
Canadians have ranked money as their greatest cause of stress in life over their personal health, work and relationships. Read more here about the Financial Stress Index by FP Canada™.
Insurance
After many health care providers were forced to close their doors, insurance companies reacted by reducing their rates and offering payment deferrals. Read this article for more information. Have you requested your deduction? Call your insurance provider to find out if you qualify.
Go Paperless!
We all know the importance of social distancing and we all have a part to play.

Email is a crucial means of communication between clients and advisors. We are always looking for a convenient and secure solution for sharing our confidential communications and documents. Assante InvestorOnline is designed to provide you with a secure and private communication gateway, and around-the-clock access to important information about your account.

Secure communication : You can communicate directly with your advisor knowing that your information will be kept private and safe.

Easy to use : Easily navigate through your account balances, transaction history and reporting details at your convenience.

Go paperless : Receive important documents and statements digitally, to help preserve the environment and protect both our postal workers and you.

Register for Assante InvestorOnline here .
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