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Category Archive for: ‘Financial Planning’

Farmers and Retirement- Will You Get to Enjoy the Fruits of Your Labour?

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In the 44 years I’ve had the good fortune of working with farm families discussing farmers and retirement, I’ve found …

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Cash Flow Problems?

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In today’s hectic world, I’m finding a concern across all age and income levels is managing day-to-day cash flow. Many …

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Critical Illness – A Greater Risk than Dying?

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A healthy 35 year-old male has a significantly greater risk of suffering a disability or critical illness prior to age …

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Taxation Changes Will Dramatically Impact Some Canadians

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Proposed taxation changes to how CRA will tax prescribed annuities are hidden in other changes planned for life insurance products. …

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You can be lucky – it just takes Hard Work and Perseverance!

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People often tell me that I must have been lucky to get to where I’m at in life, to which …

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Creditor Insurance

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My recent article regarding creditor insurance has brought out a lot of interesting questions that I thought that I would …

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Joint Life Insurance Coverage

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When meeting young couples for the first time, I commonly find some who have purchased a joint life insurance policy …

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Why You Need Critical Illness Coverage

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Though most Canadians understand the need for life insurance, they often don’t understand the need of critical illness coverage. The …

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Life Insurance 101- The Basics

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Selecting the right type of insurance coverage is easier when you understand how the different types can work for you. …

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Letter to Kevin Sorenson

  Kevin Sorenson – MLA Crowfoot, Minister of State (Finance)                                       July 28, 2014 Dear Kevin, I am passing along …

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Caring For Elderly Parents


Many Canadian families caring for elderly parents are struggling to fill the gaps left by our already strained public system, …

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Creditor Life Insurance – Value or Rip-off?


A death claim we handled for a client recently provided me with real evidence that creditor life insurance is a …

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Comparing Interest Rates

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These days, interest rates are still holding at a low and any of the financial articles you read do not …

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Dependents and Estate Planning

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Considering adult dependents and estate planning together is not always a common occurrence in estate planning, but this case study …

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Cutting Expenses and Eliminating Debt Painlessly

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With today’s economic uncertainty, many Canadians are looking for ways to reduce their monthly expenses by eliminating debt. A relatively …

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Retirement Options


Looking for retirement options? Manulife has a product called RetirementPlus.  Check it out to see if it fits for you …

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Estate Planning Checklist – Part 2

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This is a continuation from last week’s article about ensuring our wishes will be followed after we pass away. This …

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Estate Planning Checklist – Part 1

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An estate plan is about continuity.  And a well thought out estate plan is a critical part of the financial …

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When It Comes To Debt, Age Matters

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There is a wide variety of attitudes about debt management and one thing is certain — when it comes to …

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Small Business Contingency Plan

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Sometimes we as financial advisors have to ask tough hypothetical questions to reveal deficiencies in a small businesses contingency plan. …

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