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Life Insurance – The Last Great Tax Shelter

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Much of what a financial advisor does is around tax deferral, tax minimization and replacing taxes on death for estate …

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The Minefield of Executor Liability

executor liability

Most people usually only act as an executor of an estate once in a lifetime. This means that there are …

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Should You Ease into Retirement?

easig into retirement

Instead of taking a more traditional retirement route, some Canadians today are working with their employers to allow them to …

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Is Your Small Business on the Right Side of the Law?

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There’s much more to setting up a small business than meets the eye. From permits to laws that govern employees, …

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Do Our Investments Needs Change as We Retire?


Retiring at age 65 gives us an average life expectancy of about 20 years, which means half of us will …

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Investment Opportunities for Seniors in 2015!


Changes made for the 2015 tax year include an increase in the allowable TFSA contribution room limit for 2015 and …

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Are Your Adult Children Draining Your Retirement Savings?


A number of recent surveys show that ever more adult children are returning home to live with their parents. This …

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Planning to Sell or Transition Your Farm or Small Business in The Near Future?

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The aging of our farm or small business owners in Alberta highlight the urgent need for many to get started …

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“Must-knows” about Investment Risk

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Why it’s essential to understand risk: In order to plan for your financial future, you need to understand that investment …

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Life Insurance! But Why Disability, Critical Illness or Long Term Care?


Several recent surveys have highlighted that most Canadians have insufficient life insurance coverage, and a significant number don’t have any …

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TFSAs – Coming of Age in 2015


TFSAs have become a much more valuable investment option today as a result of the last budget update, which now …

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Alberta’s Financial Benefit from Insurance

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A common misconception people have about life, health and dental, critical illness, disability & long term care coverage is that …

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The Benefits of Investing in Segregated Funds

Segregated Funds

With today’s market volatility, investors should consider the benefits that segregated fund policies offer them, as well as the unique …

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Guiding Adult Children to be Financially Successful

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I think one of the most important goals that today’s parents should set for themselves is to raise their children …

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Succession Planning for Farms and Small Business

succession plannng

Current statistics and the number of baby boomers reaching retirement age indicate that a large number of farms and small …

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Why do we need Critical Illness & Disability Coverage?

critical illness

Many Canadians still don’t understand the financial risks of suffering a critical illness or disability as compared to dying. Statistically, …

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Bankruptcy – A Big Risk for Today’s Senior

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Many Canadians approaching retirement today are facing a risk that seemed unimaginable a decade ago, and that is running out …

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Mortgage Insurance – Understanding the Pitfalls

Mortgage Insurance

A recent meeting with a widowed lady reminded me that mortgage life insurance offered by banks is a big gamble. …

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Life Insurance Can Multitask

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  Life Insurance can be integrated into a host of financial planning solutions for families, farms and small businesses. Below …

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5 Life Insurance Myths


When people talk about life insurance, it seems to cause a great deal of apprehension and confusion.  Unfortunately the common …

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