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Would Increasing Interest Rates Leave You Struggling with Payments?

interest rates

A credit rating company recently reported that almost a million Canadians, including some who currently have excellent credit ratings, could …

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Tax & Other Changes to Life Insurance Coming January 1st

tax and life insurance

This is an important notice to all holders of term life insurance policies who may be wishing to upgrade their …

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Challenges for Executors Today

executors

Every day over a thousand Canadians turn 65. 70% don’t have current or valid wills, and 45% have not given …

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Insurance Options for First Time Home Buyers

insurance

With increasing home prices, millennials considering their first home need to consider the insurance they need to protect them and …

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Finding Income in Today’s Low Interest World

income

A quick scan of current five-year GIC rates shows most are below 2%. After factoring inflation at 4% and the …

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2017 Tax Changes to Life Insurance

tax changes 2017

Tax Changes are coming in January 2017 that will affect how life insurance is taxed.  As well, life insurance rates …

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Tough Lessons Families Are Learning During This Downturn

tough lessons

Life’s tough lessons: One of the tough parts of what I do is meeting with young families who have got …

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Prepare for Upcoming Tax Changes

tax changes

Governments cannot run big deficits without raising taxes.  We are seeing some tax changes coming in 2017 with more to …

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Keeping the Cottage in the Family

cottage

Owning a cottage provides a getaway, a place where friends and family can gather far from the hustle and bustle …

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Things to Consider When Getting Financial Advice

finacial advice

A recent article by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) highlighted their concerns that some financial advisors are not gathering adequate …

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Wealth Creation & Conservation Using Life Insurance

wealth creation

Today more Canadians, especially high income earners have an increasing need for death benefit protection but at the same time have …

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Why The Urgent Need to Plan for Your Wealth Transfer

wealth transfer

We spend a lifetime building our wealth, but we don’t always put the same amount of time and effort into …

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“Pay Cheques & Play Cheques” in Retirement

retirement

As legions of Canadian baby boomers approach retirement there is an urgent need for them to develop a customized retirement …

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Retiring? – Should you set up a RRIF or annuity?

RRIF or annuity

The year you turn 71 you will have until December 31 of that year to convert your RRSP into a …

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Why You Need to Review Your Insurance Policies Now!

insurance review

The Federal Minister of Finance has revised the tax rules for life insurance policies, so new regulations will come into …

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What’s The Best Age to Start Taking My CPP Payment?

CPP

What’s The Best Age to Start Taking My CPP Payment? The Canada Pension Plan withdrawal rules are changing to provide …

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How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?

life insurance

When trying to decide how much life insurance you need, there are many variables to consider including your age, health …

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Lessons We Can Learn From the Canada Pension Plan

cpp

It’s expected that the CPP will grow to $1 trillion before the middle of this century. Just 17 years ago, …

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Have Life Changes Impacted Your Estate Plan?

estate plan

I can’t stress the important of reviewing your estate plan on a regular basis, especially after any changes to your …

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Why Millennials Need Income Protection

millennials

Why Millennials Need Income Protection If you are part of the millennial group, you may be familiar with the debt …

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