Archive for the ‘In the News’ Category

Aging = Depression?

Monday, August 18th, 2014

With the tragic death of Robin Williams, who touched so many of us with his humour, this week’s blog is about mental health and specifically, depression. The Canadian Coalition for Seniors Mental Health tells us that depression is the most common mental health problem for older adults and has ‘profound ...

Inheritances and the Wealth Transfer in the 21st Century

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

For some time I have intuitively believed that because individuals are living longer that estate transfer values must be on the decline. I also believe this statement jives with Modigliani's 'life-cycle' theory that essentially suggests that individuals accumulate capital primarily for retirement, not necessarily to create an ‘Estate’. Thomas Piketty, a ...

US TAX FILING OBLIGATIONS FOR NON-RESIDENT US CITIZENS: SOME IRS RELIEF!

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Under most circumstances, citizens of the United States must file annual income tax returns regardless of residency. In 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) introduced 2 voluntary compliance programs to allow US citizens to comply with their income tax filing obligations thereby avoiding possible criminal prosecution and penalties: 1. the ...