Category: Personal Finance

Financial planning 101: Retirement

Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) An RRSP (registered retirement savings plan) is an investment account that is registered with the Canadian government and is used as a vehicle to save for retirement. An RRSP is different than a typical investment account because it provides… Continue Reading “Financial planning 101: Retirement”

Life Insurance for a Family of One

We spend a lot of time talking about how couples, families and businesses can protect their financial futures with life insurance. But what about if you are single—do you need life insurance, too? There are those people who have no children, no one depending… Continue Reading “Life Insurance for a Family of One”

Financial planning 101: Investments

Commodity futures contract   Before we delve into the details of commodity futures, let’s first define a commodity. A commodity in economics is a basic good that is considered the same regardless of who produced it. With grain, for example, would you really be… Continue Reading “Financial planning 101: Investments”

3 Life Insurance Myths That Could Hurt Young Families

When you’re just starting out, it often seems that a dollar never stretches far enough. And with new commitments, such as buying your first home or having children, comes the responsibility to make sure your loved ones will be provided for financially, no matter… Continue Reading “3 Life Insurance Myths That Could Hurt Young Families”

Financial planning 101: Life Insurance

Term life insurance What is it? Term Life insurance pays a single tax-free lump sum benefit when the insured person passes away. Generally, we recommend enough Term Life insurance to pay off any debts that might be left behind, and to replace enough income… Continue Reading “Financial planning 101: Life Insurance”