Ready to Make the Jump? Some Tips for Finding Work that Feeds the Soul

March 13, 2014 11:46 am
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They’re called second acts, encore careers or reinventing yourself – they’re the completely new and different jobs people take in midlife or later. Today, making that jump is more likely to be a matter of following the heart than it was during the throes of the economic recession, when professionals […]

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In the Line of Fire: Long-Term Disability Insurance Coverage

April 9, 2013 11:58 am
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Few things in life are guaranteed, including long-term disability (LTD) insurance plans. While long-term disability protection may be offered through an individual’s employer, not all plans are created equal. Basically, there are two types of LTD. The first is the Insured Benefit LTD where the plan sponsor (the employer) pays […]

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A Unique Private Sector Solution to Protect Canadians’ Prescription Drug Coverage

January 21, 2013 12:30 pm
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With the widespread benefits arising from continuing advancements in the efficacy of prescription medications used to treat acute and chronic medical conditions, it is easy to lose sight of an important side effect which often accompanies the undeniable benefits these medications provide. That side effect is their cost. And due […]

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Financial Literacy: An Essential 21st Century Skill

November 15, 2012 9:00 am
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It may surprise you to learn that November is Financial Literacy Month. And yet, financial literacy deserves to be given more prominence in today’s world of complex mortgages, loans, insurance policies, complicated investment products and sophisticated financial scams. As Leslie Byrnes, Vice-President, Distribution and Pensions at the Canadian Life and […]

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Pensions & Peace of Mind Series: Long-Term Care

September 28, 2012 3:46 pm
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It is no secret that a secure and enjoyable retirement requires critical thinking, strategic planning and diligent budgeting. Many Canadians are aware of this but are unaware of the fact that a portion of that retirement budgeting must be allocated for long-term health care costs. Here are some ways intended to help the offset of long-term health care costs.

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Pensions & Peace of Mind: To Pool Or Not to Pool?

August 2, 2012 10:07 am
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To pool or not to pool? That is the question – at least among Canada’s retirement experts. Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs) were proposed last November by the federal government and are intended to provide workers within small and medium-sized businesses — as well as the self-employed — with a simple low-cost, way to save for retirement. But are they right for you?

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Beyond Old Age Security

June 21, 2012 8:56 am
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Explaining OAS and GIS and pensions terminology, what do changes under the budget mean?

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No Silver Lining to Golden Years

April 4, 2012 2:45 pm
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Retirement issues are hot these days. The Tories’ muse about increasing the retirement age and the words ‘pension reform’ are loaded ones. There is no question Canada is facing a pension crunch. In the coming years, the number of Canadian retirees will dramatically increase as Boomers age and there will be fewer working age taxpayers to support them.

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