Maximizing Old Age Security

At this time of year many income tax returns have just been filed, and seniors will have found out how much of their Old Age Security (OAS) they got to keep. Old Age Security payments are “clawed back” at a rate of 15% when net income exceeds a certain threshold ($67,668 in 2011). This means […]

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The Coming Canadian Debt Calamity?

You may be in for a shock over the next few years as the well-meaning though overly generous Federal and Provincial government spending and policies come home to roost.   Canadians are borrowing money at a record rate bringing with it rapid inflation.  We a...

DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION

Here’s how driving factors into insurance underwriting. Cassie Schneider Thanks to a clampdown on drunk driving, more use of seatbelts, and cars equipped with airbags and the technology to help avoid accidents, the number of deaths due to motor vehicle a...

HOCKEY AND THE CORONAVIRUS

We are Canadian. And so we think of things in Canadian terms.   Even in this upside-down year with hockey season being played at the height of the summer. Some of us (like Mark) like to use hockey analogies. And the timeline of a hockey game is actually a...