Category: Personal Finance

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…

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…

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…

2020 Personal Income Tax Changes You Need To Know

When you look at your household budget, the amounts you’re spending on mortgage/rent, transportation and food are usually top of mind. While all those expenses certainly matter, something else you should keep a watchful eye on is income tax. It’s the single biggest expense…

3 Money Tips to Follow Before Baby Comes

I have found the biggest mistake young families make is not planning prior to the arrival of their children. The fact is, the better you prepare for your financial future before baby is born, the better you’ll be prepared for the unexpected. New parents do not completely…