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The Elephant in the Room

Give your children a holiday gift that will last a lifetime

posted Tuesday, December 1, 2015

by: in Finance / Insurance

Many Canadian parents save in an RESP for the purpose of funding their children’s post-secondary education. The federal government will contribute up to a maximum $7,200 towards each child’s post-secondary education provided you save $36,000, making the total available $43,200 (assuming your investment doesn’t lose any money and/or growth remains flat). Like an RRSP or […]

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Transfer wealth to your family and not the government

posted Sunday, October 18, 2015

by: in Finance / Insurance

When someone passes away, their estate is subject to a process known as probate, and you may have heard this phrase  “The will has to go through Probate”  before the assets  in someone’s estate can be distributed to beneficiaries. What is probate? Probate is a legal process that confirms an executor’s authority to distribute assets […]

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Should you hire an invisible employee?

posted Thursday, August 13, 2015

by: in Finance / Insurance

If you run your own business, it makes sense to hire an invisible employee who is always unseen, never comes in late, never calls in sick, never adds to your statutory deductions, will never cost you a dime in severance payments, and will repay you dollar in salary they received if you decide to terminate […]

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Like a good scout, be prepared

posted Thursday, July 9, 2015

by: in Finance / Insurance

The rationale for purchasing life insurance is pretty simple and obvious. You want to make sure that in the event of your premature death your family won’t be saddled with debt or struggle financially. The gap that exists in the financial plan of many families in Canada (quite sadly) is the absence of critical illness insurance; […]

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LGBT Couples need to get “A Round Tuit” too

posted Friday, May 15, 2015

by: in Finance / Insurance

Most of us are well intentioned hard working Canadians. We go to work or run our businesses with vim and vigor, and we want to provide for our families and create a bright and prosperous future. The future is created by the actions we take today, and unfortunately too many of us take the attitude […]

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Charity begins at home

posted Thursday, April 2, 2015

by: in Finance / Insurance

When I am not busy protecting families with Life & Critical Illness insurance, I host a radio show on a Toronto radio station every Saturday night, and last week I played a song that got me thinking about what I do every day and why. The punch line to the song is “You’ve got to […]

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Tax sheltering your investments using life insurance

posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015

by: in Finance / Insurance

If you have maxed out your RRSPs and used up all of your TFSA room, there are other options available which will allow you to continue to invest your money tax deferred. Most people think the only purpose life insurance serves is providing a tax free lump sum to their loved ones in the event […]

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Is your most precious asset protected?

posted Sunday, February 15, 2015

by: in Finance / Insurance

Nobody wants to think about becoming disabled but it happens. Most people I have spoken to in my over 20 years working in the insurance industry were concerned about losing their job, having enough money in retirement, loss or damage to their home or vehicle, yet not giving a second thought to what would happen […]

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The 40% includes LGBTQ

posted Wednesday, February 4, 2015

by: in Finance / Insurance

According to The Canadian Cancer Society a staggering 40% of all Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime. I was never good with numbers however it seems to me these days that an alarming number of Canadians are being diagnosed with one form of cancer or the other, and the disease doesn’t appear to discriminate. […]

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Financial fitness in 2015………easier than you think

posted Monday, January 26, 2015

by: in Finance / Insurance

It’s a new year, a time of renewal, a time when many of us make resolutions, and set fresh goals. Whether your new year’s resolution involves losing weight, paying down or paying off debt, quitting smoking, or saving for retirement, resolutions not backed by solid plans of action are merely pipe dreams. I encourage everyone […]

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