Retirement Income Enhancer – Insured Annuity

Retirement Income Enhancer – Insured Annuity

 If you are like most Canadians, you may be looking for: Guaranteed supplemental retirement income Ways to guarantee you don’t lose any of your hard-earned money A guaranteed income certificate (GIC) will work perfectly. The problem is that GIC revenue is interest income and is taxed at your marginal tax rate. In today’s low interest […]

Enhance Your Charitable Giving Using Life Insurance

Enhance Your Charitable Giving Using Life Insurance

According to Statistic Canada, over $10,000,000,000 was donated from 5,000,000 Canadians to charity in 2019.  All these donations are eligible for a non-refundable tax credit. By using Life Insurance, you can increase your overall charitable donation benefiting a cause that really means something to you. Donating funds to the Canada Revenue Agency through taxation just […]

ESG Investing

ESG Investing

More and more, Canadians want their investments to reflect their personal values and we want our investments to have an impact for positive change in the world.  There are many approaches to responsible investing, including: Climate change Women in leadership Community development Excluding fossil fuels, weapons, and vices Companies that perform well on environmental, social […]

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 […]

Financial markets at a glance

Financial markets at a glance

FINANCIAL MARKETSAT A GLANCE   MARCH 31, 2021 Canadian and U.S. equity sectors were generally positive this month. Short-term and global bonds outperformed, amongst a backdrop of rising yields. Here are the financial markets at a glance.  Download the PDF     CANADIAN EQUITIES   US EQUITIES     Sector9 of the 11 Canadian equity […]

What is the impact of a critical illness?

What is the impact of a critical illness?

TFSA in a nutshell

TFSA in a nutshell

A Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) is a personal savings account that can be used to save for any goal. After-tax money can go into a TFSA, but your investments grow tax-free and you won’t pay any tax on withdrawal.Who should invest in a TFSA?Canadians who have reached the age of majorityGreat for short term, medium-term, […]

Setting your (grand) children up for financial success!

Setting your (grand) children up for financial success!

When building a house, you start with a solid foundation before you start framing the structure.  Below are two ways your child’s (grandchild’s) financial foundation can be set up for success. Option 1A – RESP A Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) can be part of every family’s financial plan.  The Government will contribute 20% of […]

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 […]

2021 Federal Budget @ your fingertips

2021 Federal Budget @ your fingertips

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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 […]

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