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The importance of planning early and often

Financial plans are not a “one and done” exercise. Learn why you need to regularly update this living document to stay on track with your financial goals.

How to succeed as a solo retiree

Facing retirement as a single person can be daunting. Here we offer six tips to make your retirement journey smooth and stress-free.

Aging in place

Many Albertans wish to stay in their own home as long as possible. This resource will help you identify planning and prevention considerations for aging in place.

Retirement planning - it’s not just about finances

A fulfilling retirement is more than having financial security, it requires a healthy body and mind, having a purpose and maintaining strong social connections.

Understanding Registered Retirement Income Funds

Uncover the subtle differences between RRIFs and RRSPs and identify which may be a better fit for you and your retirement goals.

Understanding the basics of the OAS program

Answers to commonly asked questions about Old Age Security (OAS), the government of Canada’s largest pension program.


RESP options when your child changes course

An RESP is a great way to save for your child’s education, but what happens if they choose not to pursue a post-secondary program?

A financial back to school checklist

As school starts this fall, here is a list of financial considerations, including your budget and education savings plan.

Understanding RESP options in Alberta

Learn about RESPs: how much you can contribute, what government grants provide, and what happens if your child doesn'tt attend a post secondary institution.

What do I need to set up an RESP?

There are 3 basic documents needed to set up an RESP. Learn what they are so you can be prepared and make the process quick and easy.

What do you need to withdraw money from an RESP

In order to withdraw funds from your RESP you'll need to complete some steps for validation. Read through as we uncover what these steps entail.

Maximize Your RESP Contributions

Take advantage of the government grant that matches up to 20% on your contributions to an RESP and learn about carry-forward room for missed contributions.


Planning in advance to transfer wealth, and fund your estate goals

If your estate goals include leaving financial gifts, it’s important to ensure your generosity won’t impact your desired lifestyle. A financial plan can help achieve both.

Providing for your pets after you’re gone

Pets are part of your family, but have you included them in your will? Here are four tips to make sure your pets are looked after.

The importance of will and estate planning

Creating a will and estate plan protects you, your estate and your loved ones, while you are living as well as upon your death.

When should you have an estate plan in place?

Being prepared with a proper estate plan that includes distribution of assets and your care wishes is important for all ages and stages of life.

Choosing the right guardian for your child

When naming a guardian for your child in your will, you will need to consider their values, financial situation, location and age.

How to develop an estate plan

Steps to take to develop your estate plan, including assessing your current financial situation, setting goals and engaging with the right experts.

Planned Philanthropic Giving Guide

A comprehensive guide for anyone contemplating meaningful charitable giving.

Tax and Protection

Real estate owners may have a surprise tax filing obligation in 2023

The first filing deadline for the Underused Housing Tax is May 1.

2023 federal budget: rules for 2024 impacting business succession planning

Information for business owners considering the sale of their business to either their children, nieces/nephews or employees.

2023 federal budget: tax and benefit highlights for individuals

Learn more about changes proposed for RESPs and RDSPs as well as tax and benefit announcements that may impact you.

4 tips for tax filing season

Here are 4 solid tips to get you on your way to tackle tax season with confidence.

Why your 2022 provincial tax refund may be higher than expected

Alberta’s 2022 provincial tax brackets have been re-indexed to inflation. Find out how indexation and other personal income tax changes for 2023 impact you.

Home office expenses and your 2022 personal tax return

Information about how working from home in 2022 could impact your 2022 personal tax return.

Investing and Saving

The ATB Wealth Investing Fundamentals Guide

Grow your knowledge of investing and increase your confidence around managing your money.

How a financial plan can help during high inflation

A regular review of your financial plan can help to offset the impact of inflation.

What’s a First Home Savings Account?

The new First Home Savings Account helps Canadians make the most of their money and build a down payment sooner.

Four behavioural investing errors and how to avoid them

Having a better understanding of yourself and your natural tendencies is a crucial step in order to be a successful investor.

What is ESG investing

Considering ESG factors can help to better assess the risks, opportunities and value of an investment. We explain this concept and several responsible investing strategies.

How to spot attempted investment fraud

Online fraudsters can fool even the most savvy social media users. Protect yourself from investment fraud by knowing the red flags.

Protecting yourself from investment fraud

Fraudsters have many ways of tricking unsuspecting investors. Learn more about the most common types of investment scams and how to avoid them.


What the Alberta Wildfires mean for investors

Alberta’s 2023 forest fires have far-reaching impacts from those being evacuated to those with investments in oil and gas operations.

SVB failure highlights importance of portfolio diversification

We explore the reasons behind the Silicon Valley Bank collapse and explain how portfolio diversification helps protect investors from unexpected market events.

Portfolio considerations as global powers posture on technology

In the third article in our Focus on China series, we take a closer look at the global technology race and how the industry impacts your portfolio. 

Recession ahead? Why it may be mild and manageable

Experts predict a recession in 2023, but that doesn’t mean financial hardship for all investors. Find out why a recession is expected, and the case for why it may be a mild one.

Investing in a bear market is hard but worth your while

In volatile times, human nature can get in the way of good investing decisions, but staying invested during a bear market has proven to reward those who are patient. 

A timeline of events in China and their market impacts

In the second article in our Focus on China series, we look at the timeline of recent major events in China that have impacted markets and investors around the world.


Helping your child with their first home

Parental instincts might compel you to help your child buy their first home, but there are many pros and cons to consider, as well as government programs that can help.

Tips for passing financial sense to the next generation

Having early conversations about personal finance can set the next generation up for financial success throughout the course of their life.   

Wealth is more than just money

Wealth means having riches across all facets of your life. Our Private Investment Counsel team discusses the qualities shared by those who consider themselves truly wealthy. 

Four tips for growing a strong legacy on the family farm

ATB Wealth senior financial advisors share their top tips for overcoming the most common challenges for growing intergenerational wealth on the family farm.

Buying versus renting your home

It’s possible to build wealth both as a homeowner and renter, but which one is the better choice for your future? Find out in this breakdown of both scenarios.

Four tips to thrive as a gig worker

The gig economy is growing, especially among millenials and Gen Zs. Here we offer savings and insurance tips to help set gig workers up for success.


Are my group benefits enough?

Many workers are covered by employer-provided group benefits, but depending on your household needs and expenses, more coverage may be required to protect you and your family. 

How much life insurance do I need?

Use this assessment and article to guide you through understanding your lifestyle protection needs. 

Answering your questions about disability insurance

Understanding disability insurance, including applying for disability insurance and compensation timing.

Applying for life insurance - what to expect

Applying for life insurance is an important step in preparing for the future, but it can feel overwhelming. Here's what to expect.

How to choose the right type of life insurance for you

Your specific life needs will help determine the right life insurance for you. Here we help you understand term, whole life and universal life insurance options.

Dispelling myths about life insurance

Dispelling common myths about life insurance to help you decide what insurance is best for you.

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