Leveraging life insurance for retirement income in Canada

Posted on December 15th, 2011.

Canadian’s love insurance. At least that is what the heavy sales of insurance policies in this country would lead us to believe. When you bring up the topic of insurance to someone the response is a bit hit or miss-some people are believers in insurance and some people are not, and nobody is shy about [...]

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How life insurance helps with estate planning in Canada

Posted on November 8th, 2011.

Every country has different tax rules and they can vary a great deal. One of the areas where there is a great deal of variance from country to country is in the area of “estate tax”. An estate tax or inheritance tax by any name is a direct tax on the proceeds of an estate [...]

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Universal Life Insurance in Canada

Posted on October 25th, 2011.

Universal Life Insurance is and has long been the insurance industry’s answer to the age old question “should I buy permanent insurance or buy term insurance?”  This question is so commonly discussed that many a retail consumer, when entering a conversation regarding life insurance, will smile knowingly and state “the way to go is to [...]

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Buying an income stream: Annuities in Canada

Posted on October 17th, 2011.

With all the turmoil and uncertainty in the financial marketplace these days, many income seeking investors are more carefully reviewing their options, and in doing so are looking at some old fashion solutions, namely annuities. Annuities, often looked at as an old fashioned solution, have held and even increased their popularity recently as investors shy [...]

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Understanding term life insurance in Canada

Posted on October 4th, 2011.

Term insurance is a staple of the insurance landscape in Canada, being a popular choice for young people who are most concerned with protecting their family over a specific period of time.  An older wealthy person may be more concerned with an estate enhancement, or a charitable endeavor, but most people just starting out are [...]

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