Have you ever heard of an Immediate Financing Arrangement?

Have you ever heard of an Immediate Financing Arrangement?

Do any of the below resonate with you? I hold traditional investments inside my holding/operating company I am looking to diversify my holdings towards an alternative tax advantaged asset class I want to increase the internal rate of return on my estate plan.  I want to maximize the Capital Dividend Account balance (corporate IFA).  I […]

Protection from a major health event and a little forced savings for your healthy future self

Protection from a major health event and a little forced savings for your healthy future self

Protection from a major health event and a little forced savings for your healthy future self. One of the unique features in the Canadian living benefit insurance market is the ability to receive all your premiums back if you don’t claim on the contract. Did you know? With this product, you get a cheque from […]

Should you have your mortgage insurance with your lender?

Should you have your mortgage insurance with your lender?

When taking out a mortgage with a lending institution you should cover off that debt with an insurance policy. Not all coverage options are created equal. Let’s look at the highlights of the two options available to you. Individually OwnedTerm Life Insurance Mortgage Insurancefrom lender Control You own the coverage and choose who receives the […]

Generational Wealth Transfer- Using permanent insurance

Generational Wealth Transfer- Using permanent insurance

You already have excess wealth that you plan to pass on to the next two generations. You want them taken care of financially and have likely earmarked a portion of your investment portfolio for them.One issue that arises is that all non-registered investment growth is eroded by taxation. A tax-free permanent insurance policy can make […]

Why/When to own Corporate Owned Permanent Insurance

Why/When to own Corporate Owned Permanent Insurance

When should you consider Participating Whole Life Insurance inside your Corporation? You’re a significant shareholder in a Canadian Controlled Private Corporation Age 40+ and healthy The corporation has excess annual cash flow and/or investment assets not needed for business purposes. Typically, been in business for at least 5 years. Want to maximize your estate and […]

Protecting Your Retirement Income from an Unforeseen Health Risk

Protecting Your Retirement Income from an Unforeseen Health Risk

Keep your retirement goals on track If you are diagnosed and survive a major illness like cancer, heart attack or stroke, you receive an illness recovery benefit payment. This will keep your retirement goals on track. Below is an example of a typical 40-Year-old, on track, saving for retirement. After diagnosis, he/she needs to access […]

The Five Big Questions You Need to Ask About Your Workplace Disability Insurance Coverage

The Five Big Questions You Need to Ask About Your Workplace Disability Insurance Coverage

Once you understand the kind of coverage you have in place, and coverage that you may want, you’ll be in a better position to make an informed choice about whether or not to add to your existing coverage. By Alexandra Macqueen, CFP® RBC insurance You need your pay cheque to pay your bills, do your […]

Cap Taxes with an Estate Freeze

Cap Taxes with an Estate Freeze

Ease the tax burden on you, your family and your business with an estate freeze What is an estate freeze? Though the term may sound sophisticated, an estate freeze is a commonly available technique that is used to defer the tax on the future growth of your assets by passing all future growth to the […]

Hey Gen X…let us help you grow and protect your wealth

Hey Gen X…let us help you grow and protect your wealth

Being sandwiched between Boomers and Millennials, you, as a proud Generation Xer might feel like you are the forgotten generation. Although you may be smaller in numbers than your generational counterparts, that doesn’t mean that you’re not mighty. Currently making up 30.7% of the Canadian labour force,1 Gen X has above average household incomes—on average over […]

What is your most valuable asset?

What is your most valuable asset?

Wouldn’t it make sense to insure your most valuable asset?

Ten retirement myths series: Myth #8

Ten retirement myths series: Myth #8

POSTED BY PETER WOUTERS  At the risk of sounding nitpicky, governments don’t pay for anything. Working Canadians do. Taxpayers do. Taxes are directed to certain areas of need. Growing needs and rising costs means that there isn’t enough public money to go around. That reality is hitting retirees and will hit them harder as time goes on. […]

If it’s been a while since you got life insurance, it may no longer be enough

If it’s been a while since you got life insurance, it may no longer be enough

If it’s been a while since you got life insurance, it may no longer be enough

Life insurance clears the financial path for loved ones to carry on

Life insurance clears the financial path for loved ones to carry on

Life insurance clears the financial path for loved ones to carry on

Decoding financial jargon

Decoding financial jargon

How to understand the language of finance like a boss. DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR? A colleague is talking to you about the alpha of one of their investments. You nod your head, but your eyes gloss over. The discussion ends and you wonder what you just had a conversation about.    Finance-speak can be confusing […]

Remember

Remember

Remember, you can’t get life insurance once you need it

Life changes

Life changes

Life changes. Your insurance should too

Segregated funds vs. mutual funds: how do they compare?

Segregated funds vs. mutual funds: how do they compare?

Two great investment options with distinct differences. Many investors have heard about mutual funds and the wealth potential they have as an investment. Fewer know about segregated fund solutions (seg funds) and their unique features and advantages. Like mutual funds, seg funds are pooled investments. They combine the money of many investors, creating economies of […]

Ten retirement myths series: Myth #6

Ten retirement myths series: Myth #6

I’m sure you can come up with a list of things that don’t fit the “set it and forget it” philosophy. Set the cruise control and forget it. Set the room temperature and forget it. Invest in a certain investment that has a particular risk associated with it and forget it. You need to make […]

Ten retirement myths series: Myth #5

Ten retirement myths series: Myth #5

The myth of never touching your capital starts when people are working and saving for retirement. Some become conscientious savers, never touching their nest egg. That mentality spills over into retirement. Changing habits can be hard. Retirement myth #5: Never touch your capital. Conventional thinking and approaches often work on keeping your assets intact during retirement. […]

Ten retirement myths series: Myth #4

Ten retirement myths series: Myth #4

How much income will you need during retirement? The myths and misunderstandings continue, despite growing evidence and research that debunk them. Retirement myth #4: You need 70-85% of your current income in retirement. Retirement myth #4: You need 70-85% of your current income in retirement. A growing number of analysts and researchers on retirement income […]

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