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A Smart Way to Pay Less Tax Using Life Insurance

A Smart Way to Pay Less Tax Using Life Insurance

Is Your Life Insurance Policy Just a Protection Plan? Ray had thought of his life insurance as purely a protection plan. Taking a holistic approach to his finances prompted him to explore his current life insurance policy for tax deferral options. The Universal Life...

We Hand-Wrote Our Own Wills

We Hand-Wrote Our Own Wills

Maybe you’ve asked, “Can I write my own will?” We are not lawyers, but here’s what we know... It’s okay to write out a will by hand in many provinces, including Ontario, but all of it must be in your own handwriting. You must also sign it.If you can have a lawyer...

We Really Do Have Death Taxes!

We Really Do Have Death Taxes!

Do you own property in the U.S.? Do you own property on which you’ve been claiming depreciation? Do you own anything that would produce a capital gain if you sold it? Do you own a business? Do you have an RRSP, RRIF or other registered accounts?   If you answered...

If Anything Should Happen to Me…

If Anything Should Happen to Me…

While waiting for surgery, Uncle George realized that Aunt Grace might not know about everything that needs to be done if he dies, so he made her this list of things she should do if "anything should happen to me".   Before you tell anyone - Clean out our safety...

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