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Caring for Aging Parents

Canadians aged 85 and over represent the fastest-growing segment of the senior population. Start thinking about how you’ll care for your loved ones in this age group.

By Gail Vaz-Oxlade | for www.MoneySense.ca

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“CRA” Scams to watch out for

One thing rings true regarding almost all scams. That is people almost always say, “Who would fall for that, I know I would never get caught – I am too wise for that”. What these same people forget is that the people conducting these scams, frauds and hacks are professionals and need to be given the respect accordingly – not for what they do of course, but for how well they do it. Truth is, those same people that say this are totally shocked when they realize it actually did happen and then they wonder… “What are they going to do about it?” Please ask yourself… “Who are “They”?”  The responsibility to stay safe and be aware of these things is yours and yours alone.

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Tying the Knot

Marriage is the coming together of two separate lives, but it’s also the coming together of two separate financial histories and situations.

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Six creative ways to teach your kids about money

Understanding financial issues is challenging enough for adults, so it’s no wonder many parents struggle when it comes to teaching them to kids.

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Fall into Autumn Savings

By Carla Hindman, Director of Financial Education, Visa Canada

Fall is officially here. With the new season comes new reasons to spend money, including increased utility bills, winter wardrobes and upcoming holiday purchases. Here are some tips to help you fall into savings this season.

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Start a family conversation about elder care

By David Wm. Brown and Sarah Brown

Starting a conversation about someone’s age is a sure way to be the least popular person in the room. But while this is a no-go territory for cocktail party chatter, it’s a conversation you need to have with your parents.

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The 4 Cs of Conflict-Free Family Businesses

Focusing on growth is harder when your co-owners are your relatives

by Fred Pidsadny for ProfitGuide.com

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Workers unprepared for financial impact of disabilities

Most Canadian workers would suffer severe financial hardship if they were forced out of work with a disability.

In fact, 76% believe that should they become disabled and unable to work for three months, there would be serious financial implications for their family, such as significant debt or an impact on retirement plans, finds an RBC Insurance survey.

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Protect your personal finances during divorce

By Carla Hindman, Director of Financial Education, Visa Canada

Divorce is often referred to as the No. 2 most stressful life event, second only to death of a spouse. And no wonder: Besides its obvious emotional impact, getting divorced can also be a financial nightmare as you’re forced to deal with nagging details like separating your finances, acquiring your own health insurance and deciding who will claim the kids as tax deductions.

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Twelve key documents you need to gather

By Brenda Spiering, Editor,BrighterLife.ca

Can you imagine what would happen if you died and your beneficiaries didn’t know where to find your will? Or your money?

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