Financial Planning & Planner Toronto

Financial Planning, Planner, and Advisor (Toronto)

If you need a good financial advisor in Toronto to assist you in managing your finances, or a financial planner qualified to provide counsel in the creation of a proper long-term financial strategy, you should turn to our financial advisors and planners at JTT Accounting.

When choosing a financial advisor or financial planner in Toronto, there are several traits you need to look for. Not all financial professionals come from the same background nor share the same expertise. Fortunately, our accounting company has the proven pedigree and experience to attend to queries of diverse nature, and are equipped to help you attain your long-term financial goals.

Financial Advisor vs. Financial Planner

People often employ the terms “financial advisor” and “financial planner” interchangeably. However, while both share several features and concepts, they differ in many aspects.

Let’s break down these differences before delving into the basics of financial planning.

What Is a Financial Advisor?

“Financial advisor” has a broad variety of meanings, but, in short, it’s a term that refers to professionals who help manage money and offer, as the name suggests, financial advice in various areas. They may additionally provide a wide array of financial services such as banking, trading, or life insurance.

What Is a Financial Planner?

Financial planners are actually a type of financial advisor that take a more active role in helping individuals or organizations attain their long-term financial goals, such as retirement, college funding, and securing payment for a home, among others. Not only do they provide advice on what you should do with your budget, but are directly involved in balancing your investment portfolio and designing financial plans aimed at catering to your risk tolerance and expectations in the most objective and realistic way possible.

Financial Planners for Individuals

Individuals can benefit from the insight they can get from a competent financial advisor when it comes to how they should treat their personal budget and their investment portfolio, depending on the given individual’s risk attitude.

Financial advisors ought to be capable of studying their clients’ profiles to ascertain their risk attitude and, correspondingly, give them the advice that most suits their needs. Furthermore, they should also have a clear purview of their customers’ assets, incomes, funds, liabilities, tax situation, and expenditures. In summary, financial advisors/planners should do a thorough scan of the client’s financial health and come up with accurate metrics that could be of use in the creation of a comprehensive and tailor-made financial plan.

A person’s willingness to take risks is a decisive variable in this regard. More risk-averse people would prefer to invest in assets with lower market volatility, but at the expense of lower returns, whereas those with a higher tolerance for potential losses will not mind “betting” on more volatile assets for a chance of higher Return on Investment (ROI). Advisors/Planners should consider the type of client they’re engaging with and accordingly make clients aware of the risks present when dealing with speculative assets.

Financial Planner for Companies (Corporate Financial Planning in Toronto)

Financial advisors for companies will operate in a similar manner as described above, but the priorities will shift more towards evaluating prospective expansion plans and providing fresh perspectives on development projects deployed at a corporate level.

Business owners, statistically speaking, demand the assistance of financial advisors more vehemently, largely owing to the amount of workload they assume on a daily basis, coupled with the number of indicators that must be factored into the financial analysis of a company, which are sometimes humanly impossible to keep track of without neglecting other duties.

Financial advisors for businesses are great resources for optimal business management. Professional financial advisors can deliver detailed and accurate projections and invaluable guidance for business growth in addition to clues on how to set up or improve your business plan. They’re also trained to detect new and exciting investment opportunities. But their duty is not only reduced to outlining profit-making strategies but also to pointing out whenever there is excessive exposure to risk or unnecessary expenditure that ought to be cut in order to increase cost savings.


Depending on their legal status, financial planners can act as fiduciaries (also commonly referred to as “trustees”).

According to the definitions laid out by the Canadian Securities Administration, fiduciary duty is a duty on the part of one person to act in another person’s best interests. Financial planners with fiduciary status have not only ethical duties but also legal liabilities during their proceedings with clients.

Canadian courts have established five criteria by which to determine a financial advisor/planner’s status as a fiduciary:

  • The financial vulnerability of clients in light of their lack of education or experience in investing.
  • The level of trust placed in the advisor, which is also correlated with the advisor’s acceptance of that trust.
  • The client’s historical reliance on the judgment of financial advisors and the degree to which they were lured by the advisor’s claimed knowledge and skills.
  • The level of involvement or power that the advisor has over the client’s investment decisions.
  • The existence of rules and codes of conduct aimed at establishing the advisor’s duties.

When embarking on their tasks, fiduciaries are bound to stick to the following obligations:

  1. Clients’ interests should be a priority: There should not be any ulterior motives or interests factored decisively into the advisors/planners’ financial feedback, nor into the decisions made on behalf of their clients (from this obligation flows all the others we’ll be describing.)
  2. Avoid conflicts of interests: Conflicts of interests could arise in a wide variety of situations in which the advisors’ own interests run counter to or don’t align with the interests of their clients. This is fairly common with fee-based advisors who manage multiple accounts.
  3. Clients are not to be exploited: Clients should not be “milked” for the advisors’ own profits but, rather, the latter must single-mindedly serve their clients’ best interests. This is especially directed towards brokers tempted to engage in “account churning”, as in, the indiscriminate execution of trades for the purposes of generating profit from fees payable by the account owner.
  4. Provide full disclosure: Fiduciaries have a legal and moral obligation to grant clients access to all available material related to the services they provide. In that vein, clients ought to be able to figure out all the possible options available to them, along with the benefits and risks associated, so as to make informed decisions.
  5. Exert prudence: Fiduciaries are asked not to “gamble” with their clients’ money by encouraging them to make highly risky investment decisions. Fiduciaries must behave and exercise their duties as a “good family father” (a legal standard of care).

At JTT Accounting, we’re committed to offering financial advice with a high degree of accountability, in the hopes of giving our clients the necessary peace of mind. Our fiduciary financial advisors are highly skilled and capable of managing a variety of portfolios in an effective and sustainable manner, with full awareness of their responsibilities.

Financial Planning

Financial planning involves a methodical study of the financial landscape of a person or company with a clear set of economic objectives in mind. It could be likened to a roadmap comprising a series of financial milestones and the routes to take in order to achieve them.

The financial plan starts with a restatement of the person’s current financial status and estimated future funds. It could be theoretically drafted independently or with the aid of a certified financial planner.

Sticking to a financial plan is a secure method to guarantee financial stability and generate the highest cost savings each month, so it’s a highly valuable and underrated approach even if your finances are austere. Depending on the nature of your trade, you would need the assistance of a professional for a more comprehensive and all-encompassing corporate financial planning.
In Toronto, you can count on the support of personal and corporate financial planners at JTT Accounting, who are more than capable of offering substantial backing and feedback, as well as ensuring that your financial plan takes into account all possible foreseeable scenarios. Qualified professionals in the field can smooth out the rough edges in your financial plan so that your expectations are more aligned with reality and your strategies are realizable.

How to Set Up a Financial Plan (Toronto)

Designing a cohesive and well-thought-out financial plan is a time-consuming and complex task. In the process, and depending on your financial situation, you’ll likely end up getting burned out glancing at so many numbers on a sheet.

To avoid getting overwhelmed, you should start your financial planning from the ground up. For this purpose, three basic questions must be answered throughout the first stages of the financial plan, to wit:

  1. What is my net worth?
  2. Where is my money going (and when)?
  3. What are my priorities?

Let’s elaborate on these points, one by one:

1. What is my net worth?

Net worth refers to the difference that results from subtracting the value of the liabilities from the global value of all the assets owned by a person or company. It’s essentially the value of the assets minus the debts or obligations.

Assets are resources or goods, both material and immaterial, that carry measurable economic value and that are expected to provide future benefits to their owner. Liabilities, on the other hand, refer to obligations or debts that are prone to deplete resources (accounts payable, loans, mortgages, bills, etc.)

Net worth can be either positive or negative, depending on whether the value of the assets exceeds liabilities (positive) or vice versa, that is, the liabilities surpass the value of your assets (negative).

There are two main types of net worth:

  1. Corporate Net Worth: A business’s net worth is equated with the “book value” and shareholders’ equity, and it’s reflected in its balance sheet, which is a financial statement that encapsulates a company’s assets, liabilities, and shareholder equity at specific points in time. A company’s net worth is not necessarily linked to the net worth of its owners, though owner’s equity is technically considered an asset within the framework of the owner’s personal finances.
  2. Personal Net Worth: The net worth of individuals, which is basically the difference between the value of their personal assets (e.g., the value of properties, securities, and commodities) and their liabilities (such as mortgages, student loans, taxes, bills that ought to be paid, rent payments, loan interests, etc.)

With all that said, in order to calculate your net worth, you need to make an exhaustive list of:

  • All your assets: Examples of assets you could add to the list are numerous, including the balance reflected in your bank accounts or exchanges, cars, houses, retirement plans, salaries, and pension funds. Small assets could be included, provided that their sum represents a substantial percentage of your global asset value.
  • All your liabilities: Insert all your debts, including credit card debt, loans, outstanding mortgage, and bills, among others.

Ascertaining your net worth is a markedly important step in your financial planning, as it allows you to have a clearer picture of your financial health, as well as perform better risk management. Your net worth provides an overview of how much money you could have available to spend, and how much you would be capable of losing in risky trades and investments without severely compromising your solvency ratio.

2. Where is my money going (and when)?

Cash flow should not be confused with net worth. The cash flow does not take into account illiquid assets or liabilities, but only the money transferred in and out of the company in a given period. In short, the cash flow is related exclusively to transactions. If there is a simple way to put it – though there may be occasional overlapping – cash flows are concerned with revenues vs. expenditures, rather than with assets vs. liabilities.

A financial plan is incomplete unless you’re aware of your cash flow. This may be one of the most difficult tasks, as you’d have to copy and paste all your documented transactions into a spreadsheet. This will give you hints about the amount of money you should expect to spend on a monthly basis, as well as the amount that you could probably use for your savings funds or investment opportunities.

There is also the added difficulty of seasonal expenditures. Some individuals and companies are prone to spend more during certain periods throughout the year. For this reason, a good tactic would be to get a monthly average, rather than taking a specific month as a reference. This is done by stacking your yearly expenses and dividing their sum by 12. In doing so, you won’t have to worry about underestimating or overestimating your monthly outlay.

Cash withdrawals can also pose significant challenges, though they might not concern you if you operate mostly via online banking and/or financial instruments like credit/debit cards.

It’s often the case that all the cash withdrawn at an ATM is spent on short notice, but it’s not always the case, especially as you’re sometimes required to withdraw more than you really need. For this reason, it’s good to keep track of all your purchase receipts. In case you’re not capable of doing so, then it’s best to err on the safe side and count your withdrawals as expenses. Another way to salvage the situation is by counting the amount of physical cash you have in your wallet or your “safe spot” and subtracting that from the amount of money you’ve withdrawn in a year.

On a corporate level, cash flow must be treated with utmost seriousness. A cash flow statement is a critical part of a company’s global financial statement – along with the balance sheet and the income statement – and every inflow and outflow must be wholly documented to avoid compliance issues.

Companies may receive income from investments, licensing agreements, interests, royalties, and, of course, sales. Part of these earnings will serve to cover assorted operational and financial costs. All of these operations comprise, as a whole, the cash flow of a company.

Studying a company’s cash flow is key to determining its financial performance, liquidity, and flexibility. When a company’s liquid assets increase, we speak of a “positive cash flow”, in which case the company can cover expenses, reinvest, reimburse shareholders, and mend the fence in the event of future unforeseen challenges and downturns.

The types of cash flow are:

  • Cash Flow from Operations (CFO): It relates to the inflows and outflows derived from ordinary operations. This type of cash flow will serve as an indication of whether a company can keep up with operating expenses and bills. It’s obtained by calculating the difference between the received cash from sales and the operating costs in a specific period.
  • Cash Flow from investing (CFI): It shows how much revenue or loss was generated from investments. Unrealized losses on long-term investments do not generate negative cash flows, so they’re not always indicative of the overall financial health of the company.
  • Cash Flow from Financing (CFF): The amount of money used to fund the company and involves debt issuance, equity, and dividend payments.

3. What are my priorities?

A financial plan will be for naught unless you set out clearly established goals. This is something you must ponder upon mostly on your own. A financial advisor/planner can help push you on the right track, but will not be able to paint the finish line for you.

This is the spinal cord, so to speak, of the plan. It’s what supports the entire endeavor. Failure to set out a defined short-term, midterm, or long-term objective could result in disastrous financial harm and leave you more vulnerable in the event of having to confront a financial crisis or an unexpected bill.

In the case of companies, this is essentially a given. They have, by nature, a delineated objective. But, even then, business owners would also concoct specific plans for territorial expansion or the introduction of additional lines of products and/or services, among other examples.

On the flip side, human beings tend to be very ambiguous as to their ambitions. It’s part of our nature, and it’s something we must cope with during our lifetime, to varying degrees. There are also insecurities derived from prior experience with black swan events and global crises, such as the one that we all recently underwent in the wake of COVID-19.

You won’t be able to foresee every single possible crisis scenario, but you can prepare to at least withstand the worst stages of it. Also, don’t be afraid to fine-tune or shift objectives as you see fit. In this regard, a financial advisor or planner is very handy, such as those you’ll find at JTT Accounting.

How to Set Up Financial Goals

With all that said, these are the basic steps you would want to follow to get started with goal setting:

  1. Write them down: This may sound a bit too “romantic” or superfluous. Nevertheless, it’s very easy to get swayed from your target. Write your objectives down on a piece of paper, a sticky note, or your smartphone’s note app. Place them somewhere prominently visible so that you’ll be constantly reminded of them.
  2. Specify them: We all want more money or a better life, but that goes without saying. You ought to make your objectives more specific if you wish to get anywhere. As an example, you may want to be able to pay that college tuition, pay off your mortgage, or do a startup. Those are good examples of specific financial goals you can jot down.
  3. Measure them: Those goals should be measurable and reasonable. If you want to pay a specific debt, you need to make sure you know the amount. Perhaps you wish to be able to reach a defined amount in a given timeframe, in which case you would have to specify it.
  4. Set a due date: Sometimes the best way to tackle big financial struggles is to set up small short-term milestones. You could focus on smaller goals in order to accomplish bigger ones. To give just one example, you could commit yourself to pay 30% of a specific debt by year’s end, which, in turn, could entail having to increase your monthly payment. This is a great method to remain motivated as you complete each milestone, and it statistically works better than setting larger goals that could appear unsurmountable.

You may also identify SMART goals as follows:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Relevant
  • Time-bound

Finally, businesses and individuals may share many of these goals, while some are specific to each according to their nature. To give an example, a company’s long-term goal is not even remotely close to an individual’s, because companies (particularly medium to large scale ones) normally outlive their founders, while individuals, aware of their inevitable fate, would rather arrange their finances for retirement purposes. 

Let’s now focus on the different types of financial goals according to their timeframe:

Short-Term Financial Goals

Short-term financial goals may sometimes be an end in themselves, or stepping stones towards attaining bigger, longer-term goals. They’re also relatively easier to achieve, considering that they’re much narrower in scope. 

To illustrate: Being able to allocate a yearly amount of $1,000 into your savings fund somehow rings differently than hitting a 10,000$ savings fund over the course of 10 years, though they’re literally different viewpoints of the same midterm goal.

Some short-term financial goals are not directly related to the procurement of larger ones, but only tangentially so. To give an example, paying off debt may not have a direct connection with paying for college tuition, but it does facilitate, at least in a peripheral sense, the attainability of that latter midterm goal because a person can consequently save more money in the long run.

Some of the most common short-term financial goals consist of the following:

  • Setting a budget: The best way to visualize your long-term goals and detect any cracks or seams in your finances is to establish a budget. Details as small as the meals you order on a daily or weekly basis can represent a bigger hole in your pocket than you might realize upon first analysis, and the budgeting process will help bring these issues under the spotlight (and make you reconsider eating healthy home-cooked meals more often).
  • Creating an emergency fund: It’s always important to set money aside for a rainy day. An emergency savings fund will back you up during periods of financial turmoil and unemployment. Ideally, an emergency fund should cover from three to six months’ worth of financial obligations and basic needs. Opening up a savings account and enabling recurrent transfers is a great option for those with a faulty memory.
  • Pay off credit cards: Credit cards are incredibly costly and a sure means to drag down your net worth and the bulk of your financial goals, mainly owing (no pun intended) to the high APR costs. These APR costs find justification in the ability these instruments grant to access easy credit without having to jump through the usual hoops of applying for a regular loan. Paying off your credit card should be of utmost priority, especially since it’s very easy to get drowned in credit card debt if you’re careless. You will also improve your credit rating in the process.
  • Increase sales/revenue and optimize pricing (businesses): This pertains to a business’s day-to-day operations. However, the possibility of selling more products could potentially unlock midterm goals down the line, such as expanding your company’s reach and reducing debt. Pricing optimization is closely related to the increase in sales, and it has to do with outpacing your competition by making your products or services more economically accessible without them losing their true market value. 

Midterm Financial Goals

Midterm financial goals, as the name might give out, are a midway between your short-term financial goals and your long-term financial goals, and they serve to bridge those two together. Naturally, you wouldn’t be capable of aiming towards midterm goals if you have not sorted out some of your short-term financial problems first. You could theoretically proceed further without freeing yourself from a hefty credit card debt, but it would not be an advisable way to go about it.

In that vein, accomplishing the short-term milestones will allow for more leeway to target bigger financial burdens or to pursue more ambitious endeavors, such as:

  • Paying off student loans: Student loans could potentially entail a lifelong debt, especially for those who were not able to properly jumpstart their careers. These loans leave a massive dent in the debtors’ monthly budgets and could thwart their retirement aspirations if not tackled head-on. Refinancing your federal student loans with a private lender that charges a lower interest rate is a nice strategy, though that would have some associated setbacks related to income-based repayment or forbearance.
  • Getting insurance: Not many people like to think about the inevitability of death (or taxes). However, getting both a life and a disability income insurance should be deemed “top priority” within the framework of your midterm financial plan. By acquiring a life insurance policy, you are relieving your spouse or children of the financial distress that may ensue from your departure. Meanwhile, disability insurance policies will protect you whenever you are out of work due to illness or injury by replacing a portion of your income.
  • Pursuing your dreams: Other midterm goals include saving for your own home, a vacation home, your wedding, your children’s education, and other similar quality-of-life enhancements. Starting a company or materializing an entrepreneurial/freelance idea could also fit into this category. These are some of the common aspirations that any individual could have, and they bring an immense amount of satisfaction when achieved. Lastly, some of these could also be deemed long-term goals, depending on their attainability relative to your finances.
  • Increasing market share (businesses): Market share consists of a percentage of the total sales that a company controls in the context of a given market, and indicates just how dominant a company has become within the scope of an entire industry or a specific product category. However, a higher market share is not necessarily indicative of higher profits. Having a large share in a dying or obsolete market is not something to boast about, but it’s rather indicative of a bigger issue in the company’s management and direction that has to be promptly addressed.

Long-term Financial Goals

There is a thin line that separates midterm goals from long-term goals, and some overlapping is expected. It ultimately comes down to how individuals perceive them from their vantage point.

However, a person’s long-term financial goals are ordinarily linked to retirement plans via RRSP, TFSA, or the traditional IRA. These are basically saving accounts that are unlocked once you’ve reached retirement age. Somewhere along the line, you could also set your sights on having a debt-free retirement and achieving ultimate financial freedom. Mortgage payoff, depending on the person’s financial landscape at the moment, could be set as a long-term objective in addition to retirement.

Most financial advisors would point out that a successful retirement plan would result in replacing, at least, 70% of the income you received prior to retirement. To put things into perspective, if you earned $90,000 a year, you should aim for roughly $63,000 upon retirement. The logic behind this apparent compromise rests in the assumption that retirees spend less money on commodities like gas or electricity, as they’d most likely commute less and end up living in a smaller space.

Now, while 70% is the minimum to aim for, some people could understandably not be satisfied with such low percentages, especially as this generation progressively struggles to make ends meet, in addition to the uncertainty that shrouds the current financial environment. The fear of outliving a retirement plan can quickly set in.

Estimating the percentage that you need to allocate from your paychecks can likewise turn into a complicated subject, particularly since our savings formula is tainted by short-term inflows and outflows. Using our initial short-term budget as a basis for ascertaining future retirement needs could prove to be insufficient as a result, for it’s almost a rule of thumb that people’s spending habits change throughout their lives, sometimes in a drastic fashion.

Moreover, we ought to factor into the equation macroeconomic factors such as inflation and the constant flux in purchasing power over time. Steady inflation rates are assumed into retirement plans for the simple reason that we cannot conceivably forecast what would happen to the economy in 5 years, let alone 20 or 30 years.

Financial advisors at this stage are not only useful but virtually a must. If you require the assistance of a financial planner in Toronto for crafting a safe and effective retirement plan, don’t hesitate to contact our financial professionals at JTT Accounting.

For businesses

On another topic, a business’s long-term goal is not precisely linked to retirement, but it’s ironically the opposite of that in many instances.

During the establishment of long-term financial goals, managers are free to not take into account the current market atmosphere. In fact, more ambitious business owners or managers would aspire to change that market atmosphere so, in a sense, a company’s long-term financial goal usually transcends the existing conditions. However, this could potentially create a disconnect between short-term and long-term goals.

Companies should always strive to maintain a healthy equilibrium between abstract ambitions and concrete tangible milestones. Focusing only on short-term goals could lead to a loss of perspective and motivation, while “thinking big” all the time could have detrimental consequences in short-term planning.

Some examples of long-term business goals include:

  • Developing new lines of products.
  • Becoming an innovator in the market.
  • Expanding and establishing branches nationwide or worldwide (turn into an “emporium”.)
  • Improving overall brand awareness.
  • Getting a public listing (IPO).

Final Considerations Related to Financial Planning

To summarize what was said above, writing or crafting a financial plan involves performing the following tasks:

  • Calculation of net worth.
  • Identification of a person’s spending habits and inflows.
  • Once the pertinent documentation has been produced and analyzed, an assessment of short-term, midterm, and long-term financial goals, as well as the means to accomplish them.

Financial plans would ultimately lead to the following resolves (which may be reviewed or reformulated whenever necessary):

  • A retirement strategy that’s able to cover customers financially in their most vulnerable years.
  • A risk management plan that encompasses all possible negative scenarios.
  • A customized long-term investment plan that targets specific investment goals and fits a customer’s risk tolerance profile.
  • A tax reduction strategy aimed at reducing a client’s tax liability within legal limits.
  • An estate plan to protect heirs

Financial plans are not made out of templates, for the simple reason that we’re not templates ourselves. Each and every human being or legal person requires individualized treatment and attention, and financial advisors/planners need to place special emphasis on conducting thorough financial checkups on a case-by-case basis.

Why Select JTT Accounting as Your Toronto Financial Advisory Firm?

JTT Accounting is already an established firm in Toronto that has offered financial services to lots of awesome clients, both big and small, in Toronto and the Great Toronto Area. 

If you’re looking for a financial advisor in Toronto, you can rest assured that you’ll be dealing with capable and highly accountable professionals that will take full responsibility for their advisory actions and will keep you posted periodically on any updates in your portfolio. You’ll be also notified of all the risks involved in an investment option so that you can make an informed decision.

Furthermore, you’ll be glad to know that you can treat JTT Accounting as a central hub for all your financial needs or those of your venture, not only in relation to portfolio management or financial planning, but also to other tasks like bookkeeping, tax filings, payroll, and more. Every aspect of your business’s finances can be left in the hands of our professionals for more cohesive management.  

If you are in need of personal or corporate financial planning in Toronto, don’t hesitate to book a consultation with us. Also, feel free to explore our services and get acquainted with our ethos, mission, and vision.

Why You Need A Toronto Financial Planner or Advisor

In this section, we will talk about the importance of having a financial planner or advisor. Again, financial planners are professionals who can help you with your finances and provide advice on how to make decisions that will benefit you in the long run.

Financial planning is not a one-time event, it is an ongoing process that involves making changes to your money habits and lifestyle over time. Financial planners can help you identify what your goals are and make sure they are aligned with your financial situation. They can also help you develop a budget and explain what expenses might be coming up in the near future.

Essentially, a financial planner or advisor is someone who helps you plan and manage your finances. They are usually a certified professional who can offer advice on everything from retirement to paying for your child’s education.

Financial planners help with:

– Providing general advice on your finances

– Creating a budget

– Providing advice on investments

– Planning for the future

– Managing debt

The financial planner you choose to engage with is the one who will help you in creating a budget and investment plan.

Financial planners are not only there to help you with your finances, but also with your taxes, retirement planning, and insurance needs.

Financial planners can (and will) be a great partner in building wealth for the future.

Benefits Of Hiring A Toronto Financial Planner or Advisor

Financial advisors can help people with their financial planning. They are professionals who can provide advice on how to invest money, save for retirement, or plan for a child’s education.

There are many benefits of hiring a financial planner or advisor. For example, they can help you with your retirement savings and teach you how to get out of debt.

They will also be able to give you advice on things like budgeting and saving for the future as well as helping you plan for the unexpected.

Financial planners and advisors can help you manage your money, find the best savings accounts, invest in stocks or bonds, and more.

The financial planner you select will ask you questions about your goals, income, and other factors to figure out what kind of investments you should make. The advisor might also recommend that you set up an emergency fund and life insurance policies.

It’s important to find a financial planner or advisor who is trustworthy, knowledgeable about the services they offer, and has a good track record for helping clients reach their financial goals.

To conclude – financial planning is a process that involves developing and implementing a financial plan to attain one’s financial goals. Financial planners are often required to maintain detailed records of their clients’ assets, liabilities, income, and expenses. They may also be required to perform some investment management functions.

The benefits of hiring a financial planner or advisor are as follows:

-They can help you plan for retirement

-They can help you manage your investments

-They can provide tax advice

-They can help you find the best insurance coverage for your needs

-They can provide advice on how to handle debt and budgeting issues

How To Find The Best Toronto Financial Planner or Advisor For You

Financial planners (in Toronto) and advisors (in Toronto) are a dime a dozen these days. But not all of them are created equal. It is important to find one that is right for you and your financial needs.

The first step in choosing the best financial planner or advisor for you is to figure out what you need. This includes how much money you have, how much money you want to invest, and what type of investments you want to make. Once this has been determined, it will be easier to narrow down who the best fit for your needs might be.

Furthermore, the best financial advisors are those who take the time to get to know their clients. They will ask a lot of different questions and want to know your current situation, what you’re looking for in the future, and how much risk you’re willing to take.

Financial advisors can be found in many different places these days. Some work with banks, others work with insurance companies or investment firms. It is important that you find one that matches your needs and personality type.

Listen my friend, it is important to find the best financial planner or advisor for you. This person will be responsible for your financial future. You should take the time to find someone who is trustworthy and can provide you with sound advice on how to plan for retirement, save for your children’s education, and get out of debt.

You should ask yourself a few questions before hiring a financial planner or advisor. These include: what kind of investment portfolio do they offer? Do they have experience in my industry? What are their credentials? How much do they charge?

There are many factors to consider when choosing a financial advisor; it is important that you take the time to ensure that you find someone who can cater to your needs and help make your future more financially secure.

In conclusion

Financial planners (in Toronto) and advisors (in Toronto) are professionals who can help you with your finances. They can make sure that you are making the most of your money and are on the right path to financial stability.

However, not all financial planners or advisors are the same. They have different levels of experience and expertise, which means that they will not be able to offer you the same kind of service. It is important to find a financial planner or advisor who has experience in your specific field – whether it is retirement, estate planning, or taxes – so that they can provide you with a personalized service.

A good way to do this is by asking for referrals from friends and family members who have already used their services in the past. You should also look up top financial advisors (in Toronto) and the best financial planners (in Toronto) – and read their reviews online to see what other people think about them.

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Why Choose JTT Accounting?

  1. Expertise and Experience: With years of experience in the financial industry, our team of investment advisors brings extensive knowledge and expertise to the table. We stay up-to-date with the latest market trends, investment strategies, and regulations, ensuring that you receive the most accurate and reliable advice.
  2. Personalized Approach: We understand that every individual has different financial goals, risk tolerance, and investment preferences. That’s why we take a personalized approach to investment advisory, tailoring our recommendations to suit your specific needs. Whether you’re planning for retirement, saving for your child’s education, or aiming for wealth accumulation, we’ve got you covered.
  3. Comprehensive Investment Solutions: Our range of investment solutions is designed to cater to a diverse set of clients. From conservative portfolios to aggressive growth strategies, we offer a wide array of investment options to help you build a well-diversified and resilient portfolio. Our advisors will work closely with you to identify the right investment mix based on your goals and risk tolerance.
  4. Transparency and Integrity: At JTT Accounting, transparency and integrity are at the core of our business values. We believe in fostering long-term relationships built on trust and open communication. Our investment advisors will provide you with clear explanations, detailed reports, and regular updates on your investment performance. You can rest assured that your financial interests are our top priority.
  5. Holistic Financial Planning: As a full-service accounting firm, we offer more than just investment advisory services. Our holistic approach to financial planning ensures that your investments align with your overall financial strategy. Whether you need assistance with tax planning, estate planning, or retirement planning, our team is equipped to provide comprehensive solutions to address all your financial needs.

Investment Advisor Services in Toronto

As your trusted investment advisor in Toronto, we offer a wide range of services to help you navigate the complex world of investments. Here are some of the key areas where we can assist you:

  1. Investment Portfolio Analysis: Our advisors will conduct a thorough analysis of your existing investment portfolio to identify areas of improvement, potential risks, and opportunities for growth. We’ll provide you with actionable insights to optimize your portfolio for better performance.
  2. Asset Allocation and Risk Management: Determining the right asset allocation is crucial for achieving your investment goals while managing risk effectively. We’ll work with you to create a well-balanced portfolio that aligns with your risk tolerance and long-term objectives.
  3. Investment Strategy Development: Our team will help you develop a robust investment strategy tailored to your financial goals. Whether you’re focused on capital preservation, income generation, or capital appreciation, we’ll devise a strategy that maximizes your chances of success.
  4. Investment Monitoring and Rebalancing: We understand that markets can be unpredictable, and your investment portfolio may require periodic adjustments. Our advisors will regularly monitor your investments, ensuring that they remain in line with your desired asset allocation. If necessary, we’ll recommend rebalancing strategies to maintain optimal performance.
  5. Ongoing Financial Guidance: As your dedicated investment advisor, we’re here to provide ongoing support and guidance. Whether you have questions about market trends, investment opportunities, or changes in your financial circumstances, we’re just a phone call away.

Invest in Your Future with JTT Accounting

Don’t leave your financial future to chance. Partner with JTT Accounting, the leading investment advisor in Toronto, and take control of your investments. Our team of experts is ready to help you navigate the complexities of the financial markets and build a solid foundation for your wealth.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how our personalized investment advisory services can make a difference in your financial journey. Let’s work together to secure a brighter and more prosperous future for you and your loved ones.

Disclaimer: Investment advisory services offered through JTT Accounting are subject to legal and regulatory requirements. Please consult with our advisors to understand the suitability and risks associated with investment decisions. Past performance is not indicative of future results.


FAQ Guide

What services does an investment advisor in Toronto offer?

Unlocking the Full Potential of Your Investments with JTT Accounting’s Comprehensive Services in Toronto

Are you seeking professional guidance to maximize the potential of your investments? Look no further than JTT Accounting, the leading investment advisor in Toronto. With our wide range of services and a team of experienced professionals, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your financial goals and secure a prosperous future. Let us explore the various services that an investment advisor in Toronto offers and how they can benefit you.

  1. Investment Portfolio Analysis and Review

As an investment advisor, one of our core services is conducting a thorough analysis and review of your investment portfolio. Our team of experts will assess the performance, risk, and overall suitability of your current investments. Through this comprehensive evaluation, we can identify potential areas of improvement, make informed recommendations, and devise a strategy to optimize your portfolio.

  1. Asset Allocation and Investment Strategy

Determining the right asset allocation is vital for achieving your financial goals while managing risk effectively. At JTT Accounting, our investment advisors will work closely with you to create a well-balanced investment portfolio that aligns with your risk tolerance, time horizon, and financial objectives. We’ll guide you through the process of selecting suitable asset classes, diversifying your investments, and implementing a tailored investment strategy.

  1. Investment Selection and Monitoring

With our expertise and knowledge of the financial markets, we assist you in identifying suitable investment opportunities. Our team conducts thorough research, analysis, and due diligence to select investments that align with your specific needs and objectives. We continuously monitor your investments, keeping a close eye on market trends and making adjustments as necessary to ensure optimal performance.

  1. Retirement Planning

Preparing for a comfortable retirement requires careful planning and execution. Our investment advisors specialize in retirement planning and can help you build a comprehensive strategy to ensure a financially secure future. We consider factors such as your desired retirement lifestyle, income needs, and risk tolerance to develop a tailored plan that incorporates retirement accounts, pension plans, and other investment vehicles.

  1. Tax-Efficient Investing

At JTT Accounting, we understand the importance of tax efficiency when it comes to investing. Our investment advisors employ strategies to optimize your investments from a tax perspective, minimizing the impact of taxes on your returns. We take into account various tax considerations, such as tax-efficient investment accounts, capital gains management, and tax-loss harvesting, to help you maximize your after-tax investment returns.

  1. Estate Planning

Planning for the transfer of wealth and the protection of assets is a critical aspect of any comprehensive financial plan. Our investment advisors work in conjunction with our estate planning specialists to help you develop an estate plan that reflects your wishes and provides for your loved ones. We assist in structuring your investments to minimize estate taxes, establishing trusts, and coordinating with other professionals, such as estate lawyers and accountants, to ensure a seamless and effective estate plan.

  1. Risk Management and Insurance Planning

Managing risk is an integral part of investment planning. As part of our services, we assess your risk tolerance and financial circumstances to determine the appropriate level of risk exposure for your investment portfolio. We may recommend insurance solutions, such as life insurance or disability insurance, to protect your assets and provide financial security in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

  1. Education Planning

Investing in education is a significant financial goal for many families. Our investment advisors can help you develop a strategy to save and invest for your children’s education. We evaluate different education funding options, such as Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) and tax-efficient investment accounts, and create a customized plan to ensure that your children’s educational needs are met.

  1. Regular Reporting and Client Communication

Clear and transparent communication is vital in any client-advisor relationship. At JTT Accounting, we provide regular reporting on your investment portfolio’s performance and progress towards your financial goals. We make it a priority to keep you informed through face-to-face meetings, phone calls, and email correspondence, ensuring that you are always up to date with the status of your investments.

  1. Financial Planning Integration

As a full-service accounting firm, JTT Accounting offers a holistic approach to financial planning. Our investment advisors work closely with our team of accountants, tax specialists, and estate planners to integrate investment strategies seamlessly into your overall financial plan. This coordination ensures that your investments align with your tax planning, accounting needs, and long-term financial objectives.


Partnering with an investment advisor in Toronto, such as JTT Accounting, can provide you with invaluable guidance and expertise to optimize your investments. From portfolio analysis and asset allocation to retirement planning and estate planning, our comprehensive range of services is designed to meet your unique financial needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and embark on a journey towards a secure and prosperous financial future.

How can an investment advisor help me achieve my financial goals in Toronto?

Achieve Your Financial Goals in Toronto with the Expertise of JTT Accounting’s Investment Advisors

Are you struggling to achieve your financial goals in Toronto? Do you feel overwhelmed by the complexities of investing and need professional guidance? Look no further than JTT Accounting, where our experienced investment advisors are ready to help you navigate the financial landscape and unlock the path to your financial success. Now, we will explore how an investment advisor can assist you in achieving your financial goals and why JTT Accounting is your trusted partner in Toronto.

  1. Customized Financial Planning

An investment advisor plays a crucial role in developing a customized financial plan that aligns with your unique goals and circumstances. At JTT Accounting, our investment advisors take the time to understand your short-term and long-term financial objectives, your risk tolerance, and your timeline for achieving those goals. With this information, we create a tailored financial plan that outlines the steps required to reach your targets, whether it’s saving for a down payment on a house, funding your child’s education, or planning for retirement.

  1. Investment Expertise and Market Insights

The financial markets can be complex and ever-changing, making it challenging for individuals to navigate them successfully. That’s where the expertise of an investment advisor becomes invaluable. Our investment advisors at JTT Accounting possess extensive knowledge and experience in the financial industry. We stay up-to-date with market trends, economic indicators, and investment opportunities to provide you with informed advice and insights. With our guidance, you can make well-informed investment decisions that align with your goals and maximize your chances of success.

  1. Risk Management Strategies

Managing risk is a critical aspect of achieving your financial goals. An investment advisor can help you identify and mitigate potential risks that could hinder your progress. Our team at JTT Accounting will assess your risk tolerance and develop a customized risk management strategy that balances your desire for returns with an appropriate level of risk. By diversifying your investments and implementing risk mitigation techniques, we strive to protect your portfolio from market volatility and help you achieve steady and consistent growth.

  1. Asset Allocation and Portfolio Optimization

Determining the right asset allocation is a key factor in investment success. An investment advisor can help you allocate your assets across different investment classes, such as stocks, bonds, and real estate, based on your goals, risk tolerance, and investment horizon. At JTT Accounting, our investment advisors leverage their expertise and market knowledge to optimize your portfolio. We aim to achieve a balance between growth potential and risk management, ensuring that your investments are aligned with your financial objectives.

  1. Continuous Monitoring and Adjustments

The financial markets are dynamic, and your investment portfolio requires ongoing monitoring and adjustments. An investment advisor provides continuous oversight of your investments, ensuring that they remain in line with your goals and market conditions. At JTT Accounting, we regularly review and analyze your portfolio’s performance, making adjustments as needed to optimize returns and minimize risk. Our proactive approach ensures that your investments are well-positioned to adapt to changing market conditions.

  1. Access to Exclusive Investment Opportunities

Working with an investment advisor opens doors to exclusive investment opportunities that may not be readily available to individual investors. Through our extensive network and industry connections, JTT Accounting provides access to a wide range of investment options, including private equity, venture capital, and alternative investments. These opportunities have the potential to generate attractive returns and diversify your portfolio, helping you achieve your financial goals faster.

  1. Education and Empowerment

An investment advisor does more than just manage your investments. At JTT Accounting, we believe in empowering our clients with knowledge and understanding. We take the time to educate you about various investment strategies, financial concepts, and market dynamics. By equipping you with the necessary knowledge, we empower you to make informed decisions, gain confidence in your investment journey, and actively participate in shaping your financial future.

  1. Peace of Mind and Financial Security

Partnering with an investment advisor provides you with peace of mind and financial security. By entrusting your investments to a qualified professional, you can focus on other aspects of your life, knowing that your financial future is in capable hands. Our investment advisors at JTT Accounting work diligently to protect and grow your wealth, allowing you to enjoy the present while planning for a secure and prosperous future.

Why Choose JTT Accounting as Your Investment Advisor in Toronto?

JTT Accounting is a trusted name in the financial industry, known for our commitment to excellence and client-centric approach. When you choose us as your investment advisor in Toronto, you can expect:

  • Expertise: Our investment advisors possess the expertise and knowledge to guide you through the complexities of investing and help you achieve your financial goals.
  • Personalized Service: We understand that each client is unique, and we provide personalized service tailored to your specific needs and objectives.
  • Integrity and Transparency: We operate with the highest level of integrity and transparency, keeping you informed about your investments and providing regular updates on performance.
  • Holistic Approach: As a full-service accounting firm, we offer a holistic approach to financial planning, integrating investment strategies with tax planning, estate planning, and other financial considerations.
  • Client-Centric Focus: Your financial well-being is our priority. We take the time to listen to your goals, answer your questions, and provide guidance that is in your best interest.

Take the First Step Toward Financial Success with JTT Accounting

If you’re ready to take control of your financial future and achieve your goals in Toronto, JTT Accounting is here to help. Our experienced investment advisors are committed to providing you with the expertise, personalized service, and guidance you need to make informed investment decisions. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and embark on a journey toward financial success.