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Canadians are Unprepared for Retirement! Are You?

unprepared for retirement

I am very concerned about the findings of the most recent financial wellness survey published by Manulife Financial. Canadians are …

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Why Critical Illness and Disability Coverage?

disability

Most of us understand the importance of life insurance: to look after your loved ones by replacing your lost income …

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Canada’s 2017 Budget Comments & Highlights

canada's 2017 budget

Canada’s 2017 budget is designed to cool some of the anxiety and anger that many ordinary Canadians have been expressing …

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The Best Time to Buy Life Insurance is When You Don’t Need it!

buy life insurance

  One of the biggest mistakes people make is putting off the decision to buy life insurance. As a young …

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Where to Look for Investment Growth

investment growth

Since the election of Donald Trump in November, U.S. stocks have surged to all-time highs, and the S&P/TSX Composite index …

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Successfully Completing the Farm Transfer

farm transfer

First and foremost, start by talking about it now!  Not tomorrow, not next week or year, right now. The earlier …

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Protect Yourself from Scams, Hacks and Identity Fraud

scams

A recent family holiday at Big White Ski Hill reminded me about the need to have a better handle on …

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A Winter Project for Farm & Business Families

winter project

A Winter Project for Farm & Business Families Before the days lengthen out and the weather warms up, now may …

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Life Insurance is an Asset not an Expense

life insurance

  For farm families and small businesses there are multiple benefits of using life insurance as an asset class to …

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RRSPs, TFSAs and Overall Investing

tfsa

As we approach the crazy RRSP rush deadline for another year I can’t help but wonder why so many investors …

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What to Include in Your Estate Planning Checklist

checklist

As we age, so grows the importance and urgency of having an estate planning checklist every passing year. None of …

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Why a Valid and Current Will is Essential

Will

We live in a complicated and litigious world, so it’s essential to have a will and to keep it current. …

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Make 2017 the Year You Start Your Financial Fitness Program

financial fitness

As you start into this New Year thinking of the things that you might want to change to better your …

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Tips to Make Your Retirement Funds Last

retirement

As ever larger numbers of the boomer generation start to retire, fixed income options, once the staple of retirement cash-flow …

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Tax Deadlines to be Aware of in 2017

tax deadlines

January heralds the start of the annual panic of gathering up all those documents that we need for the income …

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What can we expect in 2017?

2017

As we start into 2017, here are some comments on what investors should consider in the coming year. Investors may …

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Make Charitable Gifting One of Your 2017 Resolutions

charitable gifting

Here’s a good New Year’s Resolution, why not consider charitable gifting to help those less fortunate, both here at home …

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Teaching Your Kids about Money

kids

Almost on a weekly basis young couples stop by my office asking about life insurance or investing. When we get …

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Important Budget Tips for Retirement

budget

When developing a retirement budget, anticipating every expense one might face can be difficult, as it’s easy to underestimate how …

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Good & Bad Reasons for Leveraging Home Equity

home equity

For many of us, our home is our most valuable asset. So it’s no wonder some might consider that any …

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