Job A or Job B?

Job A or Job B?

You have been offered a job and get to pick between two different compensation structures.  Which one are you choosing? Job A will pay you $80,000/year while working and $0 if you are unable to work due to an injury or illness. Job B will pay you $78,500/year while working and $53,000 (tax-free) if you […]

Living benefits of life insurance

Living benefits of life insurance

This is something not a lot of people know about, but it can be a great solution

Who can be a life insurance beneficiary?

Who can be a life insurance beneficiary?

Have you reviewed your life insurance beneficiaries recently? And don’t forget to include a secondary beneficiary on your policy!

New Job? Review your Life Insurance

New Job? Review your Life Insurance

Starting a new job or changing careers is one of those important times when you need to review your life insurance options.

Myth vs Fact

Myth vs Fact

You work hard to educate your kids about financial responsibility. Preparing for the future with life insurance is a lesson in goal-setting, budgeting and discipline.

I’ve got you every step of the way!

I’ve got you every step of the way!

With life insurance, protecting the future of your loved ones is possible. Share this if you agree!

Simplifying insurance coverage

Simplifying insurance coverage

At times, it can feel like Life Insurance Companies have overcomplicated the products they provide by using fancy names and acronyms. This has left many Canadians feeling confused. Fundamentally, there are only three plan types to choose from when purchasing life insurance. You can rent, lease or own the insurance. Below is an explanation of […]

Are you insuring your most valuable asset?

Are you insuring your most valuable asset?

Ask the average Canadian what their most valuable asset is, and if you are a homeowner, you would likely say your principal residence.  While that is likely true when it comes to something tangible you can buy or sell, it is far from your most valuable asset. Your ability to earn an income is your […]

What is the impact of a critical illness?

What is the impact of a critical illness?

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 […]

Protecting Your Retirement Income from an Unforeseen Health Risk

Protecting Your Retirement Income from an Unforeseen Health Risk

We know most people will make it to retirement without suffering a major illness but if you are one of the unlucky ones, what happens now? Would you forego 1% of your annual rate of return to eliminate this risk? Sure, you could use your savings or take out a loan to cover the unexpected […]

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 […]

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. […]

Who Pays for medical expenses in Quebec?

Who Pays for medical expenses in Quebec?

Why Critical Illness Insurance?

Why Critical Illness Insurance?

Insurance made easy

Insurance made easy

Getting the protection you need is faster and simpler than ever before. When thinking about getting a financial plan in order, many people tend to focus on investments, bank account balances, or paying down debt. Insurance protection can sometimes get put on the back burner, often because of misconceptions: it’s not fun to think about, it […]

Should you retire early or retire late?

Should you retire early or retire late?

By Dave Dineen – sunlife.ca There are some important issues to consider when deciding the right time to retire — and they’ll have an impact on more than your wallet. When I was 57, I’d been retired for 3 years. Most people I talk to assume that I’m lucky, lazy, rich or ill. (Disclosure: I’m […]

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, […]

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 […]

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