Do you understand your NEW investment statement?

Do you understand your NEW investment statement?

Client Relationship Model, Phase 2 (CRM2) is an industry-wide regulatory initiative mandated by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). What is CRM2? CRM2 is an industry-wide regulatory initiative that the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have mandated under National Instrument 31-103. Starting in July 2014 and over the next two years, a number of changes will be […]

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 […]

RRSPs turn 60: a birthday review

RRSPs turn 60: a birthday review

By Susan Yellin   In 2017, the venerable registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) turns 60. Like any 60-year-old, the RRSP has its strengths and weaknesses. Happy birthday, RRSPs. Introduced in 1957 (even before the Canada Pension Plan), registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) were devised as and continue to be a way for Canadians who don’t […]

Money Facts 2017

Money Facts 2017

Manulife Solutions – Winter Edition 2016/2017

Manulife Solutions – Winter Edition 2016/2017

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Where do you get your financial and life insurance advice?

Where do you get your financial and life insurance advice?

Everyone has that uncle, or best friend, who has a hot stock tip or who can get you in on the ground floor of the latest thing since the iPod. Are they right? Will they help make you financially secure? Maybe. But are you willing to risk your financial future on it? If you’re like […]

4 guaranteed investment products you should know about

4 guaranteed investment products you should know about

By Jo Coughlin brighterlife.ca Thanks to good nutrition and medical advances, Canadians are living longer than ever before. But will our savings last as long as we do? Today, many of us can expect to live into our 80s, 90s, and some us even into our 100s. . . When you add up today’s long […]

Six creative ways to teach your kids about money

Six creative ways to teach your kids about money

By  BrighterLife.ca Understanding financial issues is challenging enough for adults, so it’s no wonder many parents struggle when it comes to teaching them to kids. According to a Harris/Decima Youth Financial Literacy Study  for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 84% of Canadians believe young people are ill-prepared to manage their finances when they enter the workforce. […]

A Penny Saved…

A Penny Saved…

DO YOU REMEMBER  THE EXCITEMENT of being a kid on allowance day? Whether dashing to the corner  store for treats or carefully saving that money for something special, those  were some of our first experiences with saving our money and planning our spending. Today we still look forward  to payday, but after paying  the bills, […]

What’s your financial literacy score?

What’s your financial literacy score?

It’s more important than ever to have the financial literacy skills needed to manage your money and investments wisely. To help Canadians find the resources they need, a coalition of seven non-profit organizations have joined together to organize this November’s Financial Literacy Month. What better time to take a quick quiz to test your knowledge […]

Are seg funds right for you?

Are seg funds right for you?

By Brenda Spiering, Editor, BrighterLife.ca Looking for an investment option that can help you sleep at night? Segregated fund products can guarantee you’ll get back some or all of the money you invest. Segregated (seg) fund products, available exclusively through insurance companies, provide the growth potential of market-based investments with the benefits of an insurance […]

Five easy ways to save money

Five easy ways to save money

We all can make a list of the things we want – vacations, cars, a new home or cottage, or a nice nest egg for our retirement but can you list even a few ways to save enough to get these things. there are simple and easy ways to save money. Does this mean that […]

Do You Have An “Estate”?

Do You Have An “Estate”?

It may sound grand, but you probably do. Your estate may include many kinds of assets – such as money, property, a bank account, investments, a car, a house or other possessions. So, if you have an estate, you would be wise to consider the benefits of an estate plan. Estate planning is an essential […]

A Missed Opportunity

A Missed Opportunity

Why Do I Need insurance?

Why Do I Need insurance?

Inheritance Strategies – Planning Tips for Receiving Wealth

Inheritance Strategies – Planning Tips for Receiving Wealth

Take Control of your debt

Take Control of your debt

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RESPs – not just for kids

RESPs – not just for kids

RESPs are a smart investment for individuals who are planning on going back to school, or can even be used as an income splitting tool.

Beyond the piggy bank

Beyond the piggy bank

Help your children build a foundation for a sound financial future When your children were young, you may have taught them the importance of saving their allowance and counting their coins. However, as they continue to grow and take on more responsibility in their teenage and post-secondary years, your children face a whole new set […]

Proven Strategies to improve your Finances

Proven Strategies to improve your Finances

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