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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Life & Money Matters

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 Life & Money Matters

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 Life & Money Matters

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 Life & Money Matters: Four Retirement Questions for Retirees […]

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 Life & Money Matters

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 […]

Using Critical Illness Insurance to Protect your Retirement

Using Critical Illness Insurance to Protect your Retirement

You have a retirement plan set out and it includes your RRSP.  Could a health interruption get in the way of your plan? If you need to withdraw money from your RRSP, not only can it affect your RRSP’s growth, it’s considered taxable income. In fact for every $1.00 you need, you’ll have to withdraw $2.00, based […]

Money Facts 2017

Money Facts 2017

Manulife Solutions – Winter Edition 2016/2017

Manulife Solutions – Winter Edition 2016/2017

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Life insurance: Term, permanent – or both?

Life insurance: Term, permanent – or both?

By Dave Dineen – Brighterlife.ca Understanding the difference between permanent and term life insurance will help you choose the protection you need – and prevent regrets in the future. How would you feel 20 to 30 years after buying a product that has done exactly what it was supposed to do? Pretty good, right? No […]