Tag Archives: Insurance

Handling Longevity and Rising Health Care Costs in Retirement

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As I noted in a recent blog post at MoneySense, 62 seems to be the age some Canadian baby boomers prominent in the financial services and pension industries are choosing to retire. MORE

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Measuring Financial Success

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The financial industry would love you to make money from the advice it provides and the products it sells, but that’s not how it measures success. Success is when revenues and profits rise. Happy, well-served customers certainly help drive strong financial results, but never make the mistake of thinking that you and your needs automatically come first in your relationship with banks and investment firms. MORE

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Insuring the Inevitable

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While the media has devoted increasing attention to personal finance in recent years, one topic remains under covered – life insurance! Ironically, the first story I was ever paid to write was on life insurance. In 1978, when I was enrolled in the journalism program at the University of Western Ontario, I sold a piece to the London Free Press. I still remember the headline: Life Insurance: You Have to Die to Win. MORE

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Disability Insurance – My Wake-Up Call

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Something terrible happened to a friend of mine a few years back. He was out hiking with friends just north of the city and a rock fell on his head. It was so random – and so life-changing. At 32, he was unable to work and faced many months of rehab just to learn how to walk and talk again. That event was a wake-up call for me – as a young(ish) freelance writer, I wondered what I would do if something happened to me and I couldn’t work. MORE

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3 Reasons to Get Travel Insurance

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You’ve been saving up and are about to invest in yourself with a hard-earned vacation. Have you considered travel insurance? Travel insurance is more straightforward than most types of insurance, and can bring peace of mind when you pay for that dream getaway. Here are three types of travel insurance, along with reasons why you should consider them. MORE

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