FINANCE & MONEY
Saturday, 28 March 2015 20:09

Charity begins at home

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When I am not busy protecting families with Life & Critical Illness insurance, I host a radio show on a Toronto radio station every Saturday night, and last week I played a song that got me thinking about what I do every day and why. The punch line to the song is “You’ve got to show me love”
If you have maxed out your RRSPs and used up all of your TFSA room; there are other options available which will allow you to continue to invest your money tax deferred.
Monday, 16 February 2015 00:00

Your Ability To Earn Is The Main Concern

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Nobody wants to think about becoming disabled but it happens. Most people I have spoken to in my over 20 years working in the insurance industry were concerned about losing their job,
Monday, 02 February 2015 00:00

Does the 40% include you?

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According to The Canadian Cancer Society a staggering 40% of all Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime.
It’s a new year, a time of renewal, a time when many of us make resolutions, and set fresh goals.
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 00:00

Didn't See That Coming

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David Letterman has a funny segment in his show titled "Didn't see that coming" and usually the joke is about something that was bound to happen based on an individual's prior actions.
Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00

It's your Money: Part 3

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In this article we will discuss the concept of paying yourself first and the use of credit and debit cards. 
Friday, 17 October 2014 00:00

It's your Money: Part 2

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In this article we discuss budget design and maintenance and organizing and keeping good records. If you recall from our previous article, money management entails balancing savings, spending, wants, needs, cash flow and debt.
Sunday, 07 September 2014 00:00

Difficult Conversations

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Recently I sat down to dinner with two of my clients and had an informal yet frank discussion about what kept them up at night.
Thursday, 04 September 2014 00:00

It's Your Money: Part 1

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A lot of people go through their life in denial about the importance of money in their lives or their ability to handle it.
Friday, 11 July 2014 00:00

Graduation Day, are you prepared?

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Every parent wants their children to have the benefit of a college or university education.
Life insurance for many people, represents a grudge purchase, a necessary evil that is imposed on them.
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:00

Renovator’s Green Guide: Decks & Patios

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In 2011, $63 billion was spent in the renovation sector in Canada, exceeding new home construction expenditures by approximately $20 billion.
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:00

How Important is Rate?

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Often times, borrowers are fixated on their mortgage rate because it’s the one aspect of their home financing they know to ask about.
Saturday, 29 March 2014 00:00

The Walking Dead

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Most of us are familiar with the popular television series “The Walking Dead”. The show while totally fictional, gives great insight into how many humans behave – Just like the Walking Dead.
It is difficult for anyone to face the possibility of disability, incapacity or loss of independence; however, everyone should plan for these eventualities.
The RRSP deadline is just around the corner and many Canadians are thinking about putting money into their RRSPs and this is a good thing, because like it or not, all of us will, at some point in the future, retire (as in stop working) and will need income that will hopefully last until we depart this earth.
Winter is pretty much here and you are probably thinking of flying south (even for a few days) to a warm place to get away from the cold.
Most of us adopt an attitude toward insurance that places all our attention on what we are paying out monthly and very little thought is given to what we will get in the future.
Tuesday, 22 October 2013 20:00

Something to consider as Movember approaches

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1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. Last year, over 26,000 Canadian men were diagnosed with the disease and over 4,000 died from it.” – Rocco Rossi, President & CEO, Prostate Cancer Canada.
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 00:00

Is Refinancing Right for You?

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There are numerous reasons why homeowners choose to refinance their mortgages – everything from debt consolidation to freeing up money for their child’s education to using their home equity to buy another property. But the most popular reason for refinancing at this time of year is for holiday gift buying and entertainment.
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