Volume 81

  • David Rosenthal

    Associate Agreements From the Associate’s Perspective: Part 2

    September 21, 2017 by David Rosenthal

    In volumes 80 of The Professional Advisory I wrote about associate agreements from the associate’s perspective. This article continues to explore those issues from the associate’s perspective. An associate agreement (Agreement) is the legal contract that details the arrangements between […]

  • David Lind

    Hygiene as a Value Driver

    September 21, 2017 by David Lind

    Many practices claim to be focused on hygiene, but few execute very well on this mission. This article will Many practices claim to be focused on hygiene, but few execute very well on this mission. This article will focus on the ongoing […]

  • David Chong Yen

    Rising Interest Rates – What To Do?

    September 21, 2017 by David Chong Yen

    All parties must come to an end. The low interest rate party hasn’t completely ended, but the music is slowly being turned down. After seven years of historically low interest rates, the Bank of Canada has raised interest rates by […]

  • Dr. Ron Weintraub

    The High Cost of Employing Inexpensive Staff

    September 21, 2017 by Dr. Ron Weintraub

    We are often engaged in assisting some practices to create greater success for an office that has been in a fixed position for a period of time. Success, generally defined, is meeting one’s goals within the existing office. One important […]

  • Ian D. Toms

    The Lease

    September 21, 2017 by Ian D. Toms

    Tenancies are typically based on some form of written lease. In some instances, the offer to lease is the “lease”, never being replaced by a formal lease; in other cases, the lease was signed decades before and has been assigned, […]

  • Mark McNulty

    Buffet Buys Into Home Capital – Should You Follow the Oracle of Omaha?

    September 21, 2017 by Mark McNulty

    This past month, Warren Buffett announced that his company, Berkshire Hathaway, was indirectly acquiring a $400 million stake in Home Capital, the Canadian alternative mortgage lender. This prompted many individual investors to think that it would be good to jump […]

  • Ralph Crawford

    Luctor et Emergo

    September 21, 2017 by Ralph Crawford

    Last May I participated in a truly wonderful weekend of  celebration. With my classmates we celebrated our 60th anniversary of receiving our Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Notre Dame in Wilcox Saskatchewan – about 50 kilometers south […]