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Understanding Tax Freedom Day


As a follow up to my recent article “Will CRA be the big winner when you die”, I thought it …

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The Importance of Regular Insurance Reviews

life insurance

I often get calls from people who have life insurance policies that they or their parents bought a number of …

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Update on the TFSA verses RRSP debate


Now that the annual TFSA contribution limit has been increased to $10,000, Canadians who had maxed out their contributions can …

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Will CRA Be The Big Winner When You Die?

Tax Planning

Unfortunately there are many people who underestimate the slice that CRA could take when they die due to the imbedded …

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What value is financial advice?


It all starts with a consultation: Financial advice can assist you, whether your goal is to reduce debt, buy a …

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Managing Long Term Debt

managing debt

The trend to longer repayment periods for consumer purchases concerns me. Historically low interest rates are encouraging people to take …

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Defining Your Life Insurance Needs

Insurance Needs

There are many reasons and ways to buy life insurance and there are multiple product available. Yet why do an …

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Tax Strategies for 2015

Tax Strategies

For Individuals: Prescribed rate loan to a spouse:  If you’re married, consider establishing or modifying a spousal loan as a …

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Gaps in Healthcare Costs

healthcare costs

While the principles of the Canada Health Act remain sound, the last 30 years have seen a six-fold increase in …

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Schools fail in basic financial education

schools fail

Schools fail in teaching students the basics in financing.  I see this when I meet with clients and learn how …

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Debunking Common Money Myths

money myths

Many common beliefs about money come from rules of thumb that have been passed down from previous generations. Some such …

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If Laid off Tomorrow, are you Prepared?

laid off

Many Canadians working in oil related industries toady are feeling the results of the down-turn and are facing the prospect …

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Annuities: Enhancing Income for Seniors

Retiring with Annuities

Annuities are an option with today’s low fixed income rates, as seniors are scrambling to find safe investments that offer …

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Is your bank the right “advisor” for you?

Think Ouside The Box

It is time for you to start looking for the right advisor for you. Almost every week I hear about …

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GMO Foods

Farmers Market

There is so much hype now about buying organic and avoiding any food that may be considered GMO.  This is …

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Investment Choices

Stop Doing What Doesnt Work

Are investors disconnected from today’s investment choices?  Almost half of Canadian investors that were polled said that the main objective …

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Carry On, Farmer. Carry On.

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What’s your life story? Everyone has one, and it’s the most valuable asset you possess. Our stories are what makes …

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Successfully Transitioning Your Family Farm

Pumpkin Patch

Over the past 17 years, I have worked with a wide variety of farm families to help them through the …

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Crazy Annual RRSP Stampede


Now that the last minute RRSP stampede is over, I’d like to suggest that there is a better way to …

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Life Insurance and Ice Cream

Family Of Socks

A friend and respected life insurance guru, Jim Ruta, recently compared life insurance and ice cream; there are many fancy …

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