Even the young and healthy get sick

Even the young and healthy get sick

Original post: criticaluncovered.ca Many of us are health conscious. An entire industry has been born out of our desire to eat better, be more physically fit and generally improve our wellbeing. These are all welcomed developments and have contributed immensely to our quality of life, particularly as we age. And yet, even the most balanced […]

Financial planning or wealth management?

Financial planning or wealth management?

By Susan Yellin – sunlife.ca It takes financial planning to create wealth, but you needn’t be wealthy to plan. So what’s the difference between planning and wealth management? A financial plan is not a single-purpose, one-time task. In fact, when you embark on this crucial strategy, it’s important you think of it as a multi-step, […]

Keep your glass half full – even when life threatens to tip it over

Keep your glass half full – even when life threatens to tip it over

Original Post: criticaluncovered.ca Look away from your screen for a second, and picture your life. Come on, try it – your newsfeed will be there when you return. What do you see? We’re not talking about fortune-telling, but more along the lines of considering what’s most important to you. Not to put words in your […]

Life Insurance Through the ‘Ages’

Life Insurance Through the ‘Ages’

By Charlie Conron (Life Design Analysis)   You’re starting out and becoming less reliant on your parents. You may be strapped down with student loans so life insurance isn’t your first priority. If you’re considering buying a home and starting a family soon, or want to ensure your family isn’t left with student debt if […]

Procrastination solutions: Getting started with life insurance

Procrastination solutions: Getting started with life insurance

By Eric Tyndale – Foresters Blog The other day something occurred to me. In 60 years I will likely be dead. Me, dead! Isn’t that ridiculous? Whenever I spiral down this uncomfortable train of thought it always reminds me of that Seinfeld episode where the gang is having coffee after a funeral – all worried that […]

Don’t let the news affect your retirement planning

Don’t let the news affect your retirement planning

The alarming headlines of 2017 might be tempting investors to take drastic action. But it’s smarter to take a deep breath and a longer view. For Canadian investors, 2017 has provided plenty of potential worries, with an erratic U.S. president given to Twitter eruptions being arguably the largest. The real danger for investors is that […]

How you can protect your family

How you can protect your family

Critical illness insurance shouldn’t be confusing. See how it works and how it can benefit you and your family. Original source: criticaluncovered.ca

Life insurance: What’s in it for me while I’m still alive?

Life insurance: What’s in it for me while I’m still alive?

By Jennifer Peckett – Foresters Blog Let me take you on a journey. You’ve just purchased a life insurance policy and it felt like slipping into a soothing tub of adult responsibility. (Huh?) You know! The type of satisfying feeling that only comes from finally tackling something you’ve been putting off for a long time or […]

Looking for guaranteed retirement income? Think about an annuity

Looking for guaranteed retirement income? Think about an annuity

By Sheryl Smolkin – Sunlife.ca As retirement nears, the focus changes from building your nest egg to converting it into income. But how can you avoid outliving your money? This is a vital concern, particularly when you’re looking at 30 or more years of retired life. Drawing down the capital and investment return from a […]

Underwriting: What happens after you apply for critical illness insurance?

Underwriting: What happens after you apply for critical illness insurance?

Original post: criticaluncovered.ca You’ve agreed critical illness insurance is the right fit for your financial security plan, you’ve worked with your advisor to determine the right level of protection and you’ve completed your application – now what? Well, before you’re officially covered, the insurance company carefully looks at your application – this process is called […]

Where do I Start With Retirement Income Planning

Where do I Start With Retirement Income Planning

Laying a sound foundation for retirement income involves careful planning. Where do you start? In this segment of Life & Money Matters Peter shares eight simple steps to help you get started on your retirement future. Transcript: Where do I Start With Retirement Income Planning

Estate planning – not just for the wealthy

Estate planning – not just for the wealthy

By Louise Armstrong – Foresters Blog Do you have an estate? Many people think they don’t but if you have assets, then you have an estate. It’s made up of everything you own including your home, your life insurance policies, your investments and even the brooch that was passed down to you from great Aunt Ethel. […]

How to protect your finances from a health crisis

How to protect your finances from a health crisis

A serious illness can threaten your finances as much as it threatens your health. Find out what you can do to protect yourself and your family. No matter how well you take care of yourself, you may one day get a call from your doctor with bad news. And while Canada’s universal healthcare system definitely […]

Disability and critical illness insurance: What’s the difference?

Disability and critical illness insurance: What’s the difference?

Original Post: criticaluncovered.ca These days, there are many different types of insurance designed to protect one of your biggest assets: Yourself. There’s life insurance, health insurance, long-term care insurance—some celebrities even protect specific parts of their body against the possibility of injury. And while you might not need to insure your teeth for $30 million […]

Retirement Realities for Boomers

Retirement Realities for Boomers

Does your retirement reality fit your own vision and experiences? In this video, Peter demystifies the commonly held perceptions about retirement among boomers and younger generations. Transcript: Retirement Realities for Boomers

How to handle unexpected life insurance application questions

How to handle unexpected life insurance application questions

By Pira Kumarasamy – Foresters Blog When it comes to planning your financial future, life insurance is a key piece of the process – particularly for those of us with families or partners. But once you start to complete the application with your life insurance agent or advisor, you may be taken aback or made uncomfortable […]

4 financial planning mistakes to avoid

4 financial planning mistakes to avoid

By Deanne Gage – sunlife.ca If you want to achieve your financial goals, what you do is only part of the story. What you don’t do is just as important. Want to meet your financial planning* goals with few issues? To increase your chances of achieving financial security, avoid these 4 mistakes: 1. Waiting too […]

Safeguard your business against the effects of a critical illness

Safeguard your business against the effects of a critical illness

Original source: criticaluncovered.ca “No risk, no reward,” is a cliché we’re all familiar with, but as a savvy business owner, you recognize the importance of balancing risks and opportunities to position your company for success. To protect profitability, you’re constantly strategizing about how to strengthen your business against risk – whether the threat is an […]

Pay Yourself First

Pay Yourself First

The power of saving early and steadily for the long term can make a great impact on your retirement lifestyle. In this installment of Life & Money Matters Peter shares some thoughts on the benefits of paying yourself first. Transcript: Pay Yourself First

Which term gives me the best value to insure my mortgage?

Which term gives me the best value to insure my mortgage?

Your home is probably the biggest investment you’ll ever make. When you arrange a mortgage with a financial institution, they may ask you if you want to insure your mortgage through them. But mortgage insurance from your bank or mortgage lender may not be your best alternative. Consider Term Life Insurance which is portable to […]