Reflecting on what has taken place over 2021 can allow us to better prepare for a more successful 2022. The definition of success will differ to each individual. For myself, I have greatly welcomed a return to a more ‘normal’ work life; namely being back at the office with my colleagues. Reflecting on this has allowed me to appreciate working with others and its importance to my success as an advisor. I rarely work with a client in isolation; rather, I am typically coordinating and working with my clients’ other advisors to ensure that their goals and objectives are clearly defined and met.
This coordination is not only important to a good tax and estate plan but will also play a critical role in a client’s charitable giving strategy. Several people with a range of skills and expertise are often required in order to implement an efficient charitable giving strategy: the donors (of course), charity, accountant, insurance advisor, wealth manager and lawyer can all play a different but important role. You will see this common theme of collaboration throughout the articles in this edition of Giving Advice. We hope that these articles will inform and educate.
Have a wonderful holiday season and happy new year!
Jonah Mayles, LLB, TEP
Partner, Tax & Estate Planning, Sterling Park Financial Group
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