Brightview Grows Again!

Kerrie AlbertBrightview Financial is pleased to announce that Kerrie Albert has joined our Beaumont team. She will be specializing in Mortgage Insurance, Life Insurance , Health and Dental Plans. Kerrie brings valuable experience to the Brightview team. Her passion for helping clients with their insurance comes from a personal place. She takes what she has learned from her own struggles to now empower clients to protect their families. Combined with experience as a mortgage specialist, she can paint a full picture for her clients.
She achieved her accreditation to be an insurance specialist in record time.
Kerrie is supported by her husband of 15 yrs and her 2 children. She is proud to call Beaumont home but can also assist clients in British Columbia.
kerrie@brightviewfinancial.ca

Brightview Financial Grows Again!

Kerrie Albert

Welcome to Kerrie Albert

Brightview Financial is pleased to announce that Kerrie Albert has joined our Beaumont team.

Kerrie will be specializing in Mortgage Insurance, Life Insurance, Health and Dental Plans. Kerrie brings valuable experience to the Brightview team. Her passion for helping clients with their insurance comes from a personal experience and Kerrie uses her learnings and experience from her own struggles to now empower clients to protect their families. Combined with experience as a mortgage specialist, she can paint a full picture for her clients.


Kerrie achieved her accreditation to be an insurance specialist in record time.


Kerrie is supported by her husband of 15 yrs and her 2 children. She is proud to call Beaumont home but can also assist clients in British Columbia.
kerrie@brightviewfinancial.ca

Cheapest Auto Insurance

Have a read of this article over at Canada Drives. The news is not optimistic for Albertan drivers who are now paying the third highest costs in Canada!

“Known for big skies, Alberta has become a province of big premiums if you want to drive that shiny new F150 down Calgary Trail. Alberta car insurance rates are now the third most expensive in Canada with an average yearly premium of $1,316. That’s a $300 increase since 2015 ($1,004) when Alberta was fifth in the country. Whatever happened to the “Alberta Advantage”?

The previous provincial government limited private auto insurers to a maximum 5% annual rate increase, but Alberta’s newly-elected UCP government has scrapped that, much to the satisfaction of insurance companies. So, it seems unlikely rates will be going down anytime soon.”

https://www.canadadrives.ca/blog/buying-a-vehicle/car-insurance-across-canada-whats-the-difference

Don’t miss these important dates

I hope everyone had a great family day weekend !

Here are some important dates and numbers to remember this week

RSP Contribution Deadline is March 1, 2018. That’s just 7 days away !
RSP contribution limit for this year is $26,230.00, plus any unused RSP room.

Individual tax filing deadline is April 30,2018
Self employed business tax filing deadline: June 15th, 2018

RESP’s : There is no annual limit for contributions, Lifetime contribution limit is $50,000 per beneficiary

Basic Education Savings grant : 20% on annual contributions made to all eligible RESP’s for a qualifying beneficiary, to an annual maximum of $500($1000.00 where there is unused grant room from a previous year). Lifetime max per beneficiary is $7,200.00.

TFSA limit for this year is $5,500.00 (plus any unused space since 2009 to a total of $57,500.00)

RSP Home first time home buyers payback is 1/15th per year beginning in the second year following the withdrawal, payable 60 days into the following year.

CPP maximum (at age 65) $1,114.17
OAS maximum $585.49

RIFF annual minimum withdrawal age 71 is 5.28%

For further information you can go to the CRA website. I also find it is a good idea to have a MyCRA account on line so that you can see past statements, tax owing and contribution room at a glance.

Follow the link below if you don’t have an account already.

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/e-services/e-services-individuals/account-individuals.html?wbdisable=true

Have a great week !