May 11, 2017: Natalie is taking a course in “Understanding Behavioural Finance”.
May 14, 2017: Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!
May 17, 2017: Natalie is attending the REV UP your morning presentation, by Home Suite Hope.
May 18 & 24, 2017: Natalie is in Toronto for meetings.
April 9, 2017: Natalie will be cheering for the Toronto Maple Leafs in their last game of the regular season. Go Leafs Go!
April 12, 2017: Natalie is attending the Impact Investing Presentation, hosted by the Oakville Community Foundation. Socially Responsible Investing…yes, your money can have a voice.
April 14 – 17, 2017: Easter break.
April ?, 2017: Natalie’s birthday. We won’t say on which date exactly or her actual age. After all, it’s just a number.
April 20, 2017: Earth week activity – Indian Ridge Trail clean up.
April 23, 2017: Scotiabank Family Day at Canada’s Wonderland.
Federal Budget 2017 highlights:
Families: Anyone who has incurred expenses over the past 10 years for reproductive technologies (such as in vitro fertilization) can refile their taxes for that year and claim the expense. This includes single individuals and same-sex couples.
Families: Option to extend EI parental leave up to 18 months (at a reduced rate).
Families: Women can claim EI maternity benefits up to 12 weeks prior to due date (currently 8 weeks)
Sin taxes: One cent more on a bottle of wine, five cents on 24 case of beer.
Bye-bye: No more Canada Savings Bonds. Uber tax: GST/HST to be collected on ride-sharing services.
Public Transit: The Federal tax credit will be eliminated, for transit usage after June 30, 2017.
Tuition: Many occupational skills courses will now qualify for the Tuition Tax Credit.
Care givers: New EI care-giving benefit up to 15 weeks, starting next year.
Businesses and Individuals: EI premiums are increasing.
Disability: Nurses can now certify application forms for the Disability Tax Credit.