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Wealth Professional | 8 Questions from a peer’s perspective

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Chris Karram is Co-Founder and Financial Advisor with Safebridge Financial Group in Toronto. He focuses on mortgage-centered financial planning. He took a few minutes to answer these questions for Insurance Business Canada. Continued…

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The Star | How to save money on life insurance

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Purchasing a life insurance policy is an important way you can financially protect your family in the case of your premature death, but life insurance premiums can take a chunk out of your budget. But there are ways to keep the cost down. Your insurance premiums are generally based on the type and amount of insurance you buy and your …

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The Globe and Mail | Five common mistakes people make about wills

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Compounding the tragedy of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s addiction and early death is the huge mess he left behind because his will was woefully out of date. Like so many others, the Oscar-winning actor put his family’s legal and financial future on hold because he didn’t expect to die any time soon. His story is a wake-up call for procrastinators who …

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Financial Post | The 3 most important questions you need to answer about your investments

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You want to make sure that your investment portfolio is fit and working for you. How do you do this? “[People] say they’re confused, they don’t know where to start,’” says Adrian Mastracci, president of KCM Wealth Management Inc. based in Vancouver. “The central question is: What are you trying to achieve? Some people need portfolio growth; some people need …

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Addicted2Success.com | 25 thought provoking picture quotes to inspire

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Here is a collection of quotes that we found to be quite insightful, straight up honest and or encourages you to think a little deeper than you usually would. Enjoy these interesting thought provoking picture quotes and the new perspective you can gain from them. Continued…

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The Huffington Post | Top 10 dumb things people say about pensions

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A lot of Canadians don’t save enough for retirement and many oppose any suggestion to increase CPP or set up new supplementary pension plans. Here are their reasons: Continued…

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The Globe and Mail | Tax deductions? Credits? Here’s a handy checklist for seniors

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I have a number of neighbours who are getting on in years. There’s a particular couple whom we like to visit regularly. George’s short-term memory isn’t what it used to be. He was telling me the other day about a wonderful new golf course that he and his wife visited last fall. “The course was beautiful, and the green fees …

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The Globe and Mail | Will you have enough money to cover health care bills in retirement?

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We’ve living longer, but not healthier. Failing to recognize this could be a fatal error in your retirement planning. A bunch of different approaches have been used to get Canadians to save more for retirement, none of them wildly successful. Let’s try this: To cover your health care bills. We have public health care in Canada, but it’s a system …

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Business News Network | 24% of Canadians see homes as key source of retirement income

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Almost one quarter of Canadians say they are looking to their homes as the primary source of retirement income, according to new research. Twenty-four percent of respondents to Sun Life Financial’s annual “unretirement” survey said they agree with the statement, “My residential real estate will serve as my primary source of retirement income.” Another 17 percent said they don’t know …

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The Globe and Mail | RRSP bashers: Here’s how the math really works

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After the weather, the thing Canadians love to complain about the most is the tax they pay on RRSP withdrawals. Well, time to stop grumbling. It may seem like you’re getting hosed on your registered retirement savings plan withdrawals, but you’re just paying the government the tax you initially deferred, plus the growth of that tax. Many investors don’t get …

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