Caring for an Aging Society

Canada’s aging population is heavily reliant on family members and friends for elder care. Statistics Canada tracks this information, and a review of the numbers reveals some fascinating demographic information, including: •  Nearly 70% of the care required by seniors, age 65 or older, is provided by a close relative age 45 or older. • […]

Retirement Planning

Generally speaking, retirement income planning involves saving out of and investing current earned income in order to build a pool of capital that can support lifestyle needs when earned income ceases. Savings can be accumulated in a great variety of programs. There are registered plans such as pension plans or registered retirement savings plans. Under […]

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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...