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Catch up on previous episodes of The Strongroom Radio Program whenever you like. Below is a list of our previous shows. To explore the entire collection of radio broadcasts, visit our SoundCloud page

  • Navigating The Tax Maze February 18th, 2017 - In a world of evolving tax policy and legislation, having the right tax strategies in place is of vital importance in protecting the value of an estate. Trust and Estate Planning Specialist, Sheri MacMillan guides listeners through this topic on this week's edition of The Strongroom. It is a timely discussion that helps preview the first MacMillan Estate Planning seminar of the year, Thursday evening, February 23rd.
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  • Promises, Promises February 11th, 2017 - Our guest experts this week are Sheri MacMillan and Norman Ewing with MacMillan Estate Planning. They cover two topics. The first is to explain why one of the best New Year's Resolutions you can make is following-through on executing a proper estate plan. Then Sheri and Norman look at important lessons families can learn from the case of "Prince".  The estate of the famed artist is in chaos in the aftermath of his passing because he didn't have an estate plan.
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  • The "Soft" Issues February 4th, 2017 - On this week's edition of The Strongroom, Sheri MacMillan and Martine Tollefson discuss the soft issues of estate planning, which are the deep-seeded emotional and psychological dynamics that often threaten family harmony. Their discussion includes a challenging case involving a family cottage.
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  • Understanding Trusts January 28th, 2017 - Trusts are not just for the rich and are not necessarily complex. They can be a very effective estate planning tool that helps preserve family harmony, minimize tax and benefits business owners. Trust and Estate Planning Specialist, Sheri MacMillan explains why trust planning is truly a life planning opportunity.
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  • 7 Reasons January 21st, 2017 - On this week's edition of The Strongroom, Trust and Estate Planning Specialist, Sheri MacMillan draws on the wisdom of her in-depth experience to highlight seven key reasons why families need a well-designed estate plan. That list includes the number one misconception about estate planning.
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  • New Year's Resolution: Plan to Plan: January 14th, 2017 - According to consumer surveys the top New Year's Resolutions include staying fit and healthy, losing weight, spending less and saving more and spending more time with family and friends. These resolutions focus on when you are alive and well. But what happens if you are not so well, and are suddenly facing an issue like mental disability? Trust and Estate Planning Specialist, Sheri MacMillan discusses how a well-designed estate plan helps keep you in control.
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  • Setting Priorities: January 7th, 2017 - The beginning of a new year is a great time to set priorities in order. A priority families often overlook is making sure they have a comprehensive estate plan in place. It can be vital in safeguarding a family's financial security and legacy! Join Trust and Estate Planning Specialist, Sheri MacMillan as she guides you through the "why" of estate planning.
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  • A Legacy Of Growing Hope: December 31st, 2016 - We invite you to join us for our uplifting year-end presentation featuring Ralph and Glenda Dubienski. This Calgary husband and wife team devotes much time and effort to helping orphaned young people in Ethiopia and Rwanda reach their potential.
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  • A Legacy of Helping Others: December 24th, 2016 - What is the true spirit of philanthropy? The famous marathon runner, Martin Parnell helps answer that question on The Strongroom this week. He continues his amazing Living Legacy story which includes his inspirational effort in helping a woman in Afghanistan complete her first marathon against all odds.
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  • The Marathon Man: December 17th, 2016 - On this week's edition of The Strongroom we get to feature the inspiring story of a person who embodies the true spirit of philanthropy. Our very special guest is Martin Parnell who incredibly ran 250 marathons in one year at the age of 55. The real story is why he did it. It's all about his quest to make a difference in lives of disadvantaged children.
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  • A Gift Of Music: December 10th, 2016 - On this week's special presentation of The Strongroom, MacMillan Estate Planning, in the giving spirit of the season is pleased to present a most unique gift of music. Our guest is the internationally acclaimed cellist, Deryn Cullen from the U.K. She will introduce three of the most brilliant tracks from her master work album I Am Cello.
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  • Family Harmony: December 3rd, 2016 - On this week's Strongroom program, Trust and Estate Planning Specialist, Sheri MacMillan explains why proactive estate planning is so helpful in keeping family relationships intact. Sheri also talks about the meaning of "stewardship" as it relates to estate planning.
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  • The MacMillan Way: November 26th, 2016 - On this week's edition of The Strongroom, Sheri MacMillan, the Founder and President of MacMillan Estate Planning, outlines the estate planning principles that have guided her company's success for over two decades. These timeless principles will also be the key topics at the upcoming MacMillan Estate Planning seminar, coming up Wednesday evening, November 30th.
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  • There's Still Time: November 19th, 2016 - Strict new tax rules will in place on January 1st, 2017. Trust and Estate Planning Specialist, Sheri MacMillan says there still is time to implement tax planning strategies that will help mitigate the impact these tax increases will have on the value of an estate. The key though is being proactive and implementing them now, before the new tax legislation takes effect. Sheri explains the major benefits of proper tax planning on this week's Strongroom program.
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  • The Strongroom Approach: November 12th, 2016 - In historical times, royalty and noble class families used securely built 'Strong Rooms' to protect their wealth, important legal documents and treasured heirlooms. On this week's edition of The Strongroom radio program, Trust and Estate Planning Specialist, Sheri MacMillan explains how wise estate planning, like a Strong Room protects the assets of the wealthy today.
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  • Taking Care of Your Loved Ones: November 5th, 2016 - For many families, their estate plan begins and ends with a will. While having a will is important, it does not adequately address the many complexities in tax, law, and family dynamics. Trust and Estate Planning Specialist, Sheri MacMillan explains what a well-designed estate plan needs to include.
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  • Estate Planning for Peace Of Mind: October 29th, 2016 - With the economic downturn we're coming through, a top of mind topic for many people these days is protecting their assets for retirement. What is the key to achieving financial peace of mind in the retirement phases of life? Sheri MacMillan is joined by estate planner, Martine Tollefson to help answer that question on this week's Strongroom program, Saturday morning right after the 9 o'clock news on NEWS TALK 770.
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  • Being Proactive: October 22nd, 2016 - On this week's program, our estate planning experts, Sheri MacMillan and Norman Ewing talk about the powerful benefits of a tax saving strategy called an estate freeze. It's a very timely topic in light of the rigid new tax rules coming into effect on January 1st, 2017.
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  • Safeguard Your Family's Financial Future:  October 15th, 2016 - To help preview the upcoming MacMillan Estate Planning seminar, Wednesday, October 26th, Trust and Estate Planning Specialist, Sheri MacMillan explores the timely topic of tax planning. The rigid new tax rules coming into effect January 1st, 2017, will have a dramatic impact on the value of estates if proactive steps aren't taken now.
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  • The Challenge: October 8th, 2016 - It's a big challenge for families to protect their life's work, and that is why as Trust and Estate Planning Specialist, Sheri MacMillan explains, families need to have the right information on how to safeguard their financial future.
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  • Taxes & Trusts: October 1st, 2016 - Trust and Estate Planning Specialist, Sheri MacMillan explains why minimizing tax is a key to ensuring the financial future of your family and Sheri talks about why trusts are such a powerful estate planning tool. Listen Now

  • September Seminar Preview: September 24th, 2016 -Trust and Estate Planning Specialist, Sheri MacMillan covers two timely topics that will be key themes at the Sept. 29th MacMillan Estate Planning seminar. The first topic is the urgency of tax planning now because of new tax rules coming into effect January 1st, 2017. Sheri also explores the benefits of trust planning.
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  • Safeguards: September 17th, 2016 - How to protect family bloodlines and safeguarding retirement income will be two key topics Estate and Trust Planning Specialist, Sheri MacMillan will be discussing on this week's program.
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  • Peace of Mind: September 10th, 2016 - Whether you have already achieved your financial goals or want to safeguard the assets you are building, you need the peace of mind that comes from knowing your assets are protected now and in the future. Our Trust and Estate Planning Specialist shares her wisdom on this topic.
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  • Protect Your Wealth: September 3rd, 2016 - On this week's Strongroom program, our Trust and Estate Planning Specialist draws on the wealth of her experience, to outline why it's so vitally important for families to protect their wealth. We'll also have four tips that help you get going on completing your estate plan now.
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  • Effective Communication: August 27th, 2016 - Our special guest on the program today is Trudy Pelletier with SIMPLY MORE INC. AS A Communication Specialist for Business Families, Trudy helps simplify difficult conversations for business families dealing with succession, transition and conflicts.
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  • Tax Planning Now: August 20th, 2016 - What a difference good tax planning makes! New tax rules are coming into effect January 1st of 2017, and on this week's program our Trust and Estate Planning Specialist explains why the time to act is now.
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  • The Family Cottage: August 13th, 2016 - On this week's program, our Trust and Estate Planning Specialist explores the timely topic of keeping the family cottage in the family. The cottage can create big family fights, because it often triggers powerful emotions and longstanding family memories.
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  • Successful Business Succession: August 6th, 2016 - On this week’s edition of The Strongroom, expert advice on how to manage children’s expectations when it comes to transferring the family business. Estate planning is essential to anyone who owns a business because typically the business is the largest asset in the owner’s estate.
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  • Legal Matters: July 30th, 2016  - One of the cornerstones of estate planning is the legal aspect, and so this week's edition of The Strongroom focuses on the importance of knowing the law. Trust and Estate Planning Specialists will also discuss will kits.  
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  • In Trusts We Share: July 23rd, 2016 - On this week's edition of the program, we focus on trusts: one of the most powerful and yet often over-looked ways for families to protect their estates. Trust Planning Specialists will highlight the key benefits of trusts and how trusts work.
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  • Estate Planning Today: July 16th, 2016 - Estate planning doesn't have to be drudgery like a lot of people think. On this week's program, Estate Planning Specialists share their expert insights in guiding families through the process of safeguarding their life's work. 
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  • Making Wise Choices: July 9th, 2016 - Estate planning can be overwhelming for families, and there are many complexities in creating a comprehensive estate plan. That is why it’s very important to have the right information when it comes to estate planning options. 
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  • Safeguarding Strategies: July 2nd, 2016: - On this week's program, Trust and Estate Planning Specialists talk about bringing estate planning to life in the retirement phases of life. We also highlight several proven and powerful estate planning strategies. 
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  • Estate Freeze: June 25th, 2016 - With the new tax tables that are in place, there will be a significant impact on estates in the year of passing. This reality brings to light the importance of an estate planning technique called an Estate Freeze. Estate Planning Experts will share their expert insights on how it works.  
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  • Trusts and Legacies: June 18th, 2016 - On this week's Strongroom program Trust Planning Specialists provide expert insights on the power of Trusts as an estate planning tool and also discuss meaningful opportunities to leave a philanthropic legacy.
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  • Protect Your Estate: June 11th, 2016To protect your estate, what rules should be in place if there is a separation or a divorce? Estate Planning Specialists answer that question on this week's program and we learn why inheritances require protection from matrimonial claims. 
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  • Two Timely TopicsJune 4th, 2016 - This week's edition of The Strongroom covers two timely topics.  In the opening segment, learn why families need to protect their wealth. Then in segment two, discover four excellent tips that help listeners complete their estate plans now.   
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