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Your Health is in Your Hands

By now all the enthusiastic New Year’s Resolutions have fallen by the way-side, collecting dust bunnies beside the gym bag in the back of the closet.

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Graduation is the Perfect Time to Consider Disability Insurance

As this year’s graduates cross the stage they’re filled with dreams of their bright futures.   Rightly so – they’ve worked hard to get to where they are.  They’re thinking of their careers, their earning potential and getting started on this business of life.

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What about Your health

We often hear about the need to provide for our families, and protect their financial security through the use of various insurance products.  We’re always preparing for what happens when we die, or become ill.  It’s important to plan for the inevitable, or the unfortunate, but let’s take a step back for a moment.

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Preserving an Estate

You’ve done a good job accumulating assets and establishing your financial security.  These assets will funnel down to the next generation, but at what value? What will the tax consequences be?  Will these assets pass directly to your intended beneficiaries, or will they be stuck in probate?  What impact will it have if your spouse dies first?

Life insurance can be a very effective tax and estate solution to ensure that the value of your estate is maximised.  You’ve worked hard to create this asset – take the steps to protect it.  Let’s discuss options to preserve your estate.

 

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Are You Ready To Deal With A Critical Illness?

Consider the following facts:

  • 40% of Canadian women and 45% of men will develop cancer during their lifetime
  • In 2005, cardiovascular disease (heart disease, diseases of the blood vessels and stroke) accounted for 31% of all deaths in Canada

Advances in medical science means that you have a better chance of surviving a critical illness. However, a critical illness often is accompanied by a huge financial burden to you and your family.

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Protect Your Children’s Standard of Living

Raising a family means taking on a lot of responsibility.  You need to think about protecting your financial futures as well as those of your children. That means insuring your lives, protecting your income and covering your debt so that your children can continue the standard of living that you have established for them.
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Debt Load

Are you out of your debt comfort zone? Does it seem as though you’re paying too much to bill collectors and not enough for savings and the things you enjoy in life? If so, it’s a good idea to figure out just how much debt you have and compare that to how much you earn. This will give you clear understanding of your financial health.

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