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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Four Retirement Questions for Retirees

Four Retirement Questions for Retirees

Market volatility and increasing expenses can have many retirees concerned whether their retirement income will last as long as they live. In this video segment, Peter discusses four key retirement questions you should consider to help plan for the unexpected. Transcript: Four Retirement Questions for Retirees

What’s your personal breast cancer risk?

What’s your personal breast cancer risk?

By Dr. Loraine Oman-Ganes, MD, FRCPC, CCMG, FACMG, Chief Medical Director, Sun Life Financial Understanding your risk of breast cancer can help you and your doctor prevent it, or find it and treat it. We know vastly more about breast cancer now than we did 15 years ago. This has led to earlier, more precise […]

Top Retirement Planning Concerns

Top Retirement Planning Concerns

Media headlines and market uncertainty have left many aging investors with the feeling “I’m worried that I won’t have enough”. In this first segment of Life & Money Matters, Peter shares some of the top retirement planning concerns among investors. Transcript: Top Retirement Planning Concerns

Employee benefits: Taxable or not?

Employee benefits: Taxable or not?

By Sheryl Smolkin – brighterlife.ca Does your T4 say you made more than you thought you did? Perhaps you didn’t consider your taxable benefits. Find out what is and isn’t taxable. When you get your T4 slip in January or February, you may wonder why the employment income reported in Box 14 is higher than […]

How the Corporate Insured Retirement Program  works with Corporate Borrowing

How the Corporate Insured Retirement Program works with Corporate Borrowing

An option to consider – the Corporate Insured Retirement Program with Corporate  Borrowing With this financial planning strategy,  your corporation deposits funds into a permanent life insurance policy in excess of the amount required to cover the insurance and other policy costs. In the future,  your corporation assigns the policy to the bank as collateral […]

How to save for tomorrow when you’re not sure about today

How to save for tomorrow when you’re not sure about today

By Kim Armstrong – sunlife.ca Job insecurity doesn’t have to mean financial insecurity. These 5 tips will help you improve your financial health and plan for a brighter future. Sophia Erikson is a 26-year-old who, for the past 2 years, has had to live away from her family and friends, moving from one contract job […]