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Pump Up Your Policy

Do you have enough insurance? Most Canadians would like to think so – but in our recent social media poll, only 34.8% of respondents were confident with their coverage. Life insurance is like an airbag – you really hope you won’t ever have to use it other than to provide peace of mind to your loved ones. But unplanned disability or illness can derail even the best laid plans. Continue reading »

What are Insurance Riders? Do You Need Them?
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What are Insurance Riders? Do You Need Them?

Disability and critical insurance can seem complicated – not only must you choose the right level of coverage, but you also have the option of adding an insurance rider to your policy; as with home insurance, many life insurance policies come with riders. But what exactly is an insurance rider, and how do they work? And what should policy holders be aware of when adding one to their coverage? Continue reading »

No Employee Benefits? Explore Options For The Self Employed

No Employee Benefits? Explore Options For The Self Employed

Perks may abound for the self employed, but one notable side effect to being your own boss is lack of company health benefits. Even with Canada’s enviable healthcare system, unexpected expenses incurred by prescriptions, disability or long term illness is enough to make anyone ill. Avoid shelling out when you’re under the weather by knowing your self employment benefit options. Continue reading »

What Happens to Debt After Death?

What Happens to Debt After Death?

As the saying goes, the only sure things in life are death and taxes. And, unfortunately, the former won’t allow you to escape the latter. If you’re self-employed, for example, and die still owing outstanding installment payments, the Canada Revenue Agency will come to collect from your estate if your family doesn’t take care of it first. But what happens to your other debts, like your mortgage and credit cards, when you die? Here’s an overview. Continue reading »

Preparing for the Worst

Preparing for the Worst

What if you lose your job and struggle to find another? What if you become ill and can’t work? Your good financial house can come crumbling down very quickly. When there’s suddenly no (or very little) money coming in, you can quickly obliterate your savings accounts and RRSPs. In this scenario you need to decide what kinds of insurance you need. Continue reading »