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Segregated Funds: Investing With A Safety Net

Investing today is not for the faint of heart.  Fortunately for Canadians, segregated fund products offered by many life insurance companies provide a safety net for nervous investors. Segregated Fund products present some interesting opportunities…
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The benefits of year-end charitable donations

By Anne Levy-Ward, BrighterLife.ca If you’re like many Canadians, your mailbox is jammed in the holiday season with greeting cards, mail-order catalogues, promotional calendars, sale flyers — and requests for charitable donations. While…
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Steve Jobs limited his kids’ screen time. Can I?

By Rachel Shantz I read a great article that appeared in the New York Times, which reveals how some of the biggest leaders in the tech industry, including the late Steve Jobs, did not allow a technology free-for-all at home. In fact, quite…
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Don't Wait Too Long to Convert Your Term Insurance

If you require permanent life insurance coverage for family, estate planning, business, or tax planning purposes or you just wish to accumulate money in your life insurance program it may be time to look at a permanent, level cost solution. Many…
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Four mortgage rules you need to know

There’s a lot to consider when applying for a new mortgage. Just because you can afford the price tag doesn’t mean you’re home safe. It is to state the obvious to say that buying a home is among the most important financial moves you…
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1 in 3 Canadians Will Become Disabled Before the Age of 65

What You Need to Know About Your Group Long Term Disability Having a source to replace your earned income in the event of an illness or accident is vital considering that on average 1 in 3 Canadians will become disabled for a period of more…