You have some retirement dollars saved, but have you implemented the added step of protecting those investments in case of a severe illness? Read this article to find out more about the power of critical illness insurance and how it can safeguard your future.
Over the years, you’ve accumulated some savings and when you pass, you’d like to share your estate with your loved ones or a favourite charity. Watch this video and learn how to avoid daunting estate pitfalls and ensure that your money falls into the right hands.
September is National Life Insurance Awareness Month! Definitely not the most exciting of celebrations, but a good time to review the insurance coverage you have in place to determine whether it continues to meet the needs of you and your family. Read this article to learn more.
You know how important life insurance is, but do you know about the many advantages of term insurance and how it can help you and your family maintain peace of mind and security today and into the future? Watch this video today to learn more about term insurance.
Finding the right balance between work and home life can be a challenge. And if you’re working more than a normal work week, it can be downright dangerous to your health! Read this article and find out how striking the right work-life balance can be good for your health.
You’re a business owner and want to promote your business online – smart! But there are just so many social media options – where do you start? Read this article to learn about the many modern marketing platforms available and decipher which ones might be right for you!
Do you own your own home? Do you wonder how you would continue to pay your mortgage during difficult times? Watch this video and find out how personal insurance can bring you the mortgage protection and peace of mind you need in the event of illness, disability or even death.
Are you a business owner and wondering if there is any value in a social media presence to promote and grow your business? Read this article about direct response marketing and its many benefits, then hop online and get started!
There are many things to consider when planning for your financial future and doing it on your own can feel overwhelming. But have you considered working with a professional advisor? Watch this video to learn the many and ongoing benefits of professional advice.
We tend to carry an insurance safety net to break our fall so we can continue to meet financial obligations in case of unforeseen life events. Does your safety net have any weak spots? Use this tool to find out and learn more about the benefits of critical illness insurance.
If you’re a business-owner actively promoting your business online, you know how important it is to have a strong network of followers – but how do you attract the right followers? Read this article for essential tips on how to connect with your ideal audience on social media.
You already know that life insurance provides you with a lump sum benefit payable to your beneficiary, but there are so many more benefits of life insurance, including favourable tax treatment. Check out this fantastic tool for your 101 on life insurance options!
Permanent life insurance – it’s a great planning tool that facilitates beneficial tax and estate planning opportunities and provides you with solutions throughout your lifetime. Use The Ultimate Planning Tool to see how permanent insurance can make a difference in your life!
Can you believe that we’re almost at the end of 2021? Yes, soon we will be celebrating another new year, which can only mean that RRSP season is almost here. Read this article and take note of those upcoming RRSP contribution deadlines!
Prostate cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death among men, but with emerging medical technologies, mortality rates continue to fall – this is great news! Read this article to learn more and be sure to book your screening today!
With summer almost gone, days are getting shorter and darker. For many, seasonal affective disorder or SAD is a serious concern. Read this article to find out more about SAD and how to best manage your mental health over the coming months.
If you had the option to treat a problem or prevent a problem, which would you choose? As a business-owner, it’s important to provide your employees with the right tools and resources not only in their times of need, but proactively. Read this article to find out more.
When estate planning, you’ve taken your physical assets into account, but have you considered your digital assets? Your bank accounts, social media and online photos are important to you and your family. Read this article to learn how you can safeguard those digital assets.
There are so many types of insurance - which one is right for you? It’s important to choose an insurance plan that can serve you today AND help you grow tomorrow. Read this article to find out why a combination of term and permanent insurance may be the right solution for you.
If you own your own business, you know how important your employees are in keeping your business running effectively. Watch this video to learn more about employee benefits, how they can help keep your employees healthy and engaged, and enhance their wellbeing.
Investing during a pandemic sounds a little scary, but have you considered segregated funds? Seg funds are worth considering during the current volatility of the investment marketplace. Read this article to find out more about seg funds and how they can help you invest securely.
All of us can agree that putting away a little money for our retirement is good idea. Compounding interest on investments is even better. Money that you put in today can grow, grow, grow. Read this article to find out more about how you can save for a more secure retirement.
The transfer of an insurance policy between family members can certainly get a little tricky. However, there are some income tax rules that allow for a spousal or intergenerational tax-deferred rollover. This is great news! Read this article to find out more.
Throughout your life, your financial goals will change from accumulation and growth to estate preservation and wealth transition. An estate wedge is a planning strategy that can help you shift from accumulation to estate planning. Read this article to find out more.
If you’re a business-owner, you know how important employees are for a growing business. Now more than ever, an employee benefits plan that is easily accessible and simple to use can keep your employees healthy, engaged, loyal and productive. Read this article to find out more.
As a parent, you only want the best for your child. A Registered Education Savings Plan (or RESP) can help you do just that by laying the groundwork for a lifetime of learning while maximizing your investments. Watch this video, part of our SMART TALK series, to find out more.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many of us are starting to know the true meaning of loneliness and feel its negative effects. However, there is hope as the stigma of mental illness continues to lift and we continue to reach out for support. Read this article to find out more.
Critical illness insurance is a win-win. It offers you the protection you need in the event of a critical illness and some plans allow you a refund of premiums paid should you live a long and healthy life. Read this article to find out more about CI and how it can benefit you!
Term insurance offers many benefits including income replacement and the opportunity to pay off debts. However, when it comes time to renew your term policy, there are certain things you should consider – read this article to find out more about your insurance options!
The world of genetics is making giant strides with CRISPR, a new gene therapy providing a way to cut into DNA in order to alter genetic make-up. Although still in its infancy, this could mean the world to those at risk for sickle cell disease, cancer and other illnesses.
Recent Ontario legislation has thrown the legitimacy of beneficiary designations into question, making it more important than ever to be clear and concise when it comes to choosing and documenting your insurance/registered plan designations. Read this article to find out more.
Changing gears from savings strategy during working years to post-work spending years can be a formidable task. Read this to find out the who, what, when, where, why of accumulation and decumulation investment stages, and how you can achieve a happy and stress-free retirement.
Will and estate planning can be a complicated yet important process. By focusing on your vision and working through each section individually, you can make your dreams a reality. Watch this video to learn more on will and estate planning for you, your family and your business.
You’ve worked hard all of your life and have the assets you need to retire securely but there will still be taxes payable upon death. So, how do you protect your estate to ensure that your hard-earned assets go directly to your loved ones? Read this article to find out more.
Segregated funds offer several benefits when it comes to estate planning, such as the death benefit guarantee which ensures a specific percentage of the value of your investment pays to your beneficiaries upon death. So very valuable at a time when nothing seems guaranteed
As winter approaches, many of us are feeling the lure to travel somewhere warm or visit family abroad for the holiday season. And yet, the COVID-19 virus continues to surge in Canada. So, is it safe to travel? What are the risks when it comes to your insurance? Find out more.
As a business-owner, you want the best for your staff. However, the stresses of COVID have led to an increasing number of substance use disorders among the people who mean so much to you. Substance-use employment benefits offer confidential and stigma-free support for your team.
If you have certain health conditions, guaranteed and simplified issue products can be a viable alternative to traditional life insurance coverage; they require no medical exams and ask few (or no) medical questions. Read this article to find out more.
Have you ever wondered what happens to your digital assets - your travel photos, your social media platforms, etc. - when you die? With increased use of technology, digital assets are just as important as your physical ones. Read this article to learn how you can protect them.
When it comes time to retire, it’s important to be prepared so that you can enjoy your time to the fullest! Understanding withdrawal products such as RRIFs and LIFs can give you peace of mind and help you retire with freedom and ease.
Having to wait for medical treatment is unnerving. The last thing you need is stress at a time that is already difficult for you and your family. Private, global medical insurance is a great option to curb wait times and receive the quality care that you and your family deserve.
The CRA can collect tax debts from property transferred to a family member, but does this apply to the proceeds of life insurance? Read this article to find out how you can safeguard your life insurance and ensure that it goes to your designated beneficiary, not the government.
You’re interested in insurance but don’t know where to start. Well, a needs-based assessment is a step in the right direction. Read this article to find out why needs analysis is vital in helping you find the insurance that is just right for you.
Visiting a health facility can feel a little scary right now and many Canadians are choosing to ignore health concerns and forego doctor’s visits. But how does this impact their health now and long-term? Read this article to find out more about the effects of COVID-phobia.
During these unprecedented times, a decline in your business can be devastating, but there are steps you can take today to reduce your taxes tomorrow. Read this article to understand how an estate freeze could be valuable to you.
Sometimes individual life insurance is just not enough to protect you from all of life’s risks. Bundling your insurance to include life as well as living benefits can help you cover more bases. Read this article to learn more about bundled insurance.
Corporate owned life insurance can have great benefits, but can also open you up to financial penalties. Read this article to understand how careful advance planning can help you make the most of corporate-owned insurance.