How you can reduce your risk of dementia

How you can reduce your risk of dementia

By Joy Blenman sunlife.ca From finishing high school to getting a hearing aid if you need one, here are 9 things you can do to reduce your risk of getting dementia. Dementia is a significant global health challenge for the 21st century. According to the 2015 World Alzheimer Report, 50 million people in the world have dementia, […]

Pension Income Splitting vs. Spousal RRSP

Pension Income Splitting vs. Spousal RRSP

Financial tips for your younger self

Financial tips for your younger self

Written by Peter Wouters Do you ever wish you could talk to your younger self about lessons you’ve learned, more than a few of them the hard way? There are the mishaps you could have avoided, the errors in judgement you could have missed and the regrets you wouldn’t hold. How much better would you feel […]

Who should think about critical illness insurance?

Who should think about critical illness insurance?

Original post: criticaluncovered.ca The answer is, most of us. It’s not fun to think about how your life might change if you were diagnosed with a critical illness. Or even, if your partner or child was diagnosed with a critical illness. But it’s realistic and responsible to be prepared when you have people depending on […]

Life Insurance as an Asset Class

Life Insurance as an Asset Class

Budgeting for Parents’ Care

Budgeting for Parents’ Care

The hidden costs of early RRSP withdrawals

The hidden costs of early RRSP withdrawals

By Joy Blenman sunlife.ca RRSPs are excellent savings vehicles for retirement, but early withdrawals from these tax-sheltered accounts can affect your tax bill right now. Early withdrawals from registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) are increasingly common, but are they smart? In most cases, the answer is no. Early withdrawals from RRSPs have hidden costs that can damage […]

5 things you may be wondering about critical illness insurance

5 things you may be wondering about critical illness insurance

Original post: criticaluncovered.ca If you’re not familiar with critical illness insurance and how it works, you’ll want to talk to a financial security advisor about what to expect. Here are some things you may want to keep in mind when you meet with your advisor to talk about whether or not critical illness insurance is […]

LIFE INSURANCE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE SUPERHERO

LIFE INSURANCE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE SUPERHERO

By: Charlie Conron – Lifedesignanalysis.com WHAT KIND OF INSURANCE WOULD YOUR FAVOURITE SUPERHERO OWN? 1) Superman – Term Insurance – Superman is young and basically invincible with only a small chance he dies from kryptonite. However he does have commitments, he certainly would be considered a key man on the family farm not to mention taking care […]

Top 3 worries Canadians have when it comes to critical illness

Top 3 worries Canadians have when it comes to critical illness

Original post: criticaluncovered.ca Critical illnesses are more common than most of us would like to think. In fact, 73% of us know someone who suffered through a serious illness and half of us have witnessed a family member go through one. Statistics like this make it easy to wonder – what if it happens to […]

5 Reasons why first-time home buyers should consider term life insurance over mortgage insurance

5 Reasons why first-time home buyers should consider term life insurance over mortgage insurance

POSTED BY EMPIRE LIFE  Buying your first home? When your mortgage application is approved, your lender will likely ask if you want to purchase mortgage insurance. Before you say yes, remember you have other options for protecting your family and ensuring your mortgage is paid off, should you die unexpectedly. For many, including millennials, purchasing term […]

You are your most important asset when it comes to earning an income

You are your most important asset when it comes to earning an income

Original post: criticaluncovered.ca We insure what we think matters most. But, your most important asset isn’t your home or car. It’s you. Critical illness insurance can help protect you if the unexpected occurs.

CHARITABLE GIVING WITH LIFE INSURANCE

CHARITABLE GIVING WITH LIFE INSURANCE

We may naturally want to give back to our community if we’re successful. It may be a surprise that life insurance plans provide the perfect solution to allow you to make a substantial gift to your community or a cause your cherish. Here are some ways you could make a difference using life insurance as […]

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