The Nexus Blog

Death and Taxes… A Package Deal

Unlike in the United States, Canada does not have an “estate” or “inheritance” tax. However, death can still trigger a significant income tax bill.  When you die, your executor needs to file your final tax… Read more »

A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush

Millions of years ago the survival of our ancestors depended on getting their hands on the first bird. Today there is no shortage of birds to feast on (Swiss Chalet anyone?), but our primal urges… Read more »

My, How You’ve Grown!

Canadian Households, Our Debt and Net Worth Cause for Alarm? Canadian consumer debt has been growing, and growing… and growing. With population growth and inflation, one expects the total dollar value of debt to rise… Read more »

Crisis, What Crisis? Homeless in Toronto.

We sold our house last month. After 26 happy years it was time for a change in the Gouinlock family. Our kids have left the nest, so Anne and I are going to try and… Read more »

Attention Shoppers, The Store Is Now Closed

Four thousand. That’s the approximate number of retail store closures in the U.S. in 2016. While last year’s number might seem large, some industry observers think things will get twice as bad this year, with… Read more »

Rags to Riches to Rags: The Importance of a Wealth Transfer Strategy

I’ve always had a fascination with New York City. If I had to choose my favourite part of its history, it would be the Gilded Age. So when I picked up a copy of Arthur… Read more »