Children: Trusts and RESPs

AN INTRODUCTION TO ESTATE PLANNING – PART 3.2 In my last post, I discussed the importance of naming a guardian in your will, someone who will take care of your children if you die before they are old enough to take care of themselves. Another item...

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Clarifying Your Vision for Retirement

An Introduction to Retirement Planning – Part 4 Planning for retirement is not just about money. I think you could reasonably argue that money is almost the last thing to be considered. It is the tool that makes your plans for retirement executable. Mind you, it...

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The Benefits of Charitable Donations

An Introduction to Tax Planning – Part 5 The numbers of people who are applying for Employment Insurance (EI) and the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and other supports that the government has rolled out in recent weeks are just staggering. Perhaps, like me, the figures...

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Segregated Funds: Mutual Funds with Insurance

An Introduction to Insurance and Risk Management – Part 6 Doesn’t this Post Belong Under Investment Planning? While segregated funds are investment products, the fact that they have certain insurance features and can only be bought through someone who is life-insurance-licensed, I have placed this topic under...

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Life Insurance

An Introduction to Insurance and Risk Management – Part 2 Life insurance probably ranks up there with wills and estate planning when it comes to enthusiasm for the average person. They both have to do with death. Really, life insurance should be called death insurance since...

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