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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


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


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

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Estate Planning With The Impact of Increasing Land Values

estate planning

The latest Farm Credit farm land values report shows that Alberta had the 2nd largest increase of any province in …

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Seniors Health Care Costs

health care

For decades, research has documented the implications of the bulge of baby-boomers followed by years of low fertility and smaller …

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Is it Time for Your Farm Sale or Succession Talk?

succession planning

At a seminar we held in Stettler recently, several farm families came to learn about the solutions we come up …

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Watch For These Estate Planning Tax Issues

estate planning

  Many of us ditch our tax records after seven years not understanding this could cause tax issues in the …

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Think of Life Insurance as Another Asset Class

asset class

  There are many benefits of using life insurance as an asset class to compliment your existing investments. Providing an …

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Divorce & Your Finances


There are some things to think about if contemplating getting a divorce, as the financial fallout of divorce extends far …

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Are Small Businesses Confused With Employee Benefit Rules?


  When your business hires individuals and pays them salary, bonuses or commissions and provides employee benefits, you become an …

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Financial Risk Management for Young Families

manage risk

  The average Canadian family is getting ever deeper in debt, so the need to manage the associated risk has …

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Should You Stress Test Your Debt?

Break Out Of Debt

I just finished reading the latest report from Statistics Canada that Canadians are carrying more debt than ever, with the …

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Tax Benefits of Home Ownership

home ownership

The biggest investment most of us will make in our lifetime is our home. While providing a roof over our …

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CRA is Changing the Tax Rules for Life Insurance in 2017


It seems that all good things either come to an end or get changed, and life insurance taxation is no …

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Insurance Protection for Single Parents, Housewives, Contract Workers and Farmers (Part 2)


  Continuing from last week, let’s review the importance of more insurance options for this cohort of people. Critical illness …

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Insurance Protection for Single Parents, Housewives, Contract Workers and Farmers (Part 1)

insurance protection

For those of you who are the sole earner and provider for your family, you have to make every dollar …

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Are You Planning on Leaving an Estate? Part 2

estate planning

Continuing from last week, here are some more points to consider to avoid stress and conflict when planning to leave …

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Are You Planning on Leaving an Estate? Part 1

estate planning

Leaving an inheritance to one’s heirs can make a significant difference to their financial well-being. But when money is involved, …

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Insurance – Safeguarding Your Family’s Lifestyle


When you first started working you may not have given insurance a second thought. However, as you enter your peak …

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