If your client is new to the world of investing, they may find the wide range of different plan types, investment product categories and methods of investing both confusing and overwhelming. Continue reading “The ABCs of Investing in Under 5 Minutes…”
If your client owns their own business, incorporation is a must since corporate structures have significant benefits such as limited liability, continuity of the business, easier access to capital, lower income tax rates with small business tax deductions and a potential tax deferral.
However, has your client considered corporate-owned insurance? Not to be confused with insurance purchased for the business (also a must), corporate-owned insurance is a life insurance policy purchased by the corporation on the life of a shareholder in order to protect the business in the case of the shareholder’s death. Continue reading “The Importance of Corporate Insurance for Your Client”
The world of business can be quite unpredictable, especially if a business partner becomes ill or even dies. Continue reading “Smart Talk about Shareholders’ Agreements”
The story of how opioids, the strongest of painkillers, crept into everyday use and abuse is now the stuff of investigative news reports, books and documentaries. So, what is the big deal about these little pills?
You do a great job to help your clients understand the benefits of life and critical illness insurance, save for retirement and create an emergency fund – all to ensure that their financial future is secure. However, have you discussed what is available to help them safeguard their children’s financial future as well? Continue reading “Juvenile Insurance – Why You’re Never Too Young to Secure Your Future”
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide and remains a major focus in underwriting life insurance and living benefits. Determining the long-term risks of developing CVD has captured the interest of researchers, underwriters and actuaries alike. Continue reading “Drop and Give Me 40: The Power of Pushups”
It’s often said that nothing in life is certain but death and taxes. Probate fees on an estate can be added to this common saying. Probate fees are paid on the fair market value of the assets held in the deceased’s estate. While obtaining a grant of probate is not mandatory, in order for certain assets (land, financial accounts, publically traded securities) to be transferred to beneficiaries and to protect the Executor and others from liability, most estates are probated. Continue reading “Death, Taxes and Probate Fees”
The introduction of legalized cannabis in October 2018 was accompanied by a great deal of publicity, debate and no shortage of controversy. Less publicized but equally as important, were the changes made to the impaired driving laws in December 2018, addressing the use of both alcohol and cannabis when behind the wheel of a vehicle. Continue reading “DUIs: New Laws for a New Era”
As an advisor, you can have a positive impact on the investment outcomes of your clients. Continue reading “It’s Not Just About The Fees”
Goodbye rainbow of food groups, hello mindful eating. Continue reading “The Canadian Food Guide & Life Insurance”