Jane Blaufus
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Jane Blaufus is an Author, Professional Speaker and Coach." Her book, WITH THE [STROKE] OF A PEN, Claim your life shares her personal story, struggles and lessons learned following the unexpected death of her first husband. She has been featured on the CTV National News Channel, CBC’s Lang and O’Leary Exchange, CHCH Morning Live, New Talk 1010 and CTV News at Noon.

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How to Support Someone Grieving Over the Holidays

(3) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 6:03 PM

We have celebrated both Thanksgivings, lived through Black Friday and Cyber Monday and now both the radio and television seem to be playing Christmas carols every time you turn them on. I live in the country and the pilgrimage to the local tree farm has begun in earnest with a...

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Rob Ford's Sudden Illness Should Remind Us to Plan for the Worst

(4) Comments | Posted September 14, 2014 | 10:49 PM

The Toronto political scene was turned on its head on Friday when Rob Ford withdrew from the mayoral race and his brother Doug Ford stepped in.

Everywhere you turned there was something on the television or the radio about the switch with speculation running rampant...

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Tips for Getting Back-to-Business With a Smile

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2014 | 10:58 PM

Alright. You are back at work, sitting at your desk looking at your computer screen. Looking back at you is a lot of open space that needs to be filled because there is not a lot of booked business or even tentatively booked business staring back at you. You think...

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What We Can All Learn From Casey Kasem's Public Personal Life

(9) Comments | Posted June 21, 2014 | 5:59 PM

You would have to be living under a rock recently not to know that Casey Kasem passed away. Unfortunately, before he did his personal life was played out in the public eye for all of the wrong reasons. Although reference was made to his significant impact on the entertainment world,...

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Illness Can Strike at Any Time -- Insure Your Savings

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 11:38 AM

The flurry to meet the March 3 RRSP deadline has come and gone for another year and many people are heaving a sigh of relief that they were able to scrap together enough money to contribute this year.

After a long career in the insurance industry, there is one thing...

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Make 2014 the Year You Commit to Getting Financially Fit and Healthy

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 4:39 AM

This New Year as you make your resolutions, commit to making one that will get you healthy and fit -- financially. While setting personal resolutions have become second nature, the New Year should also be the time each of us sits down with family, especially your significant other, adult children...

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Do Your Future Self a Favour and Plan for the Worst

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 4:51 PM

Last night for the second time in a month, our Internet provider gave us a "courtesy call" to inform us that we would be without our Internet service, again, for about three hours this morning. Access to my Internet service, as a business owner is crucial because that is how...

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Some Things You May Not Know About Remembrance Day

(4) Comments | Posted November 8, 2013 | 5:58 PM

To all military personnel and their families, thank you for our freedom you so unselfishly protect and for the sacrifices you make each and every day for all of us! We all owe you a debt of gratitude far deeper than mere words can express. As we look to Remembrance...

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Everything I'm Thankful For This Year

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2013 | 8:55 AM

Fall has always been my favourite time of the year and I have often thought how ironic that is because it is a time when Mother Nature is preparing her world for a long winter sleep. However, before she does that she blesses us with some of the most breathtaking...

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The One Relationship Everyone Should Have

(1) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 6:10 PM

Every time I see a headline like the one this blog has, I automatically think about relationships with other people such as one's spouse, child, parent, etc. Today I include in this very important set of relationships my financial advisor and right about now you are probably asking yourself "what...

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September: Life Insurance Awareness Month

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2013 | 5:48 PM

This weekend a piece of Ontario history burned to the ground with the overnight loss of the St. Jacob's farmer's market. Ironically, my husband and I had just been there the afternoon before and it had been a long time since our last visit.

It was a...

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Setting Your University Student Up for a Successful School Year

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 12:16 AM

Every time I hear the Christmas song It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year played in July and August I find myself smiling. I am sure the kids out there do not have that same reaction but I can assure you many parents do. Going back to school is...

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Providing a Royal Future for Your Little Prince or Princess

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 1:21 PM

This week the eyes of the world have been focused on London, England where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed the newest Windsor family member into the world. Best wishes to all for a long, healthy and happy life and now it is time to celebrate!

However,...

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Financial Lessons You Can Take Away From Detroit's Bankruptcy

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 1:00 PM

An article by Jill Schlesinger, Business Analyst at CBS News got me thinking about what all of us could learn from this tragic collapse. She covers three particular points in her article; pensions, overly optimistic assumptions and municipal bonds. So what does that have to do with you?...

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Some Conversations to Have Before You Set a Wedding Date

(3) Comments | Posted June 30, 2013 | 10:17 PM

I often hear brides to be talk about their engagement party, the wedding, 'the dress', members of their bridal party, flowers, décor, the rings, etc. The funny thing is, I rarely hear them talk about life after the wedding and the honeymoon -- you know, real life!

When I...

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Celebrating Two Dads on Father's Day

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2013 | 9:05 AM

As we come upon another Father's Day weekend, I find myself stopping to think about my dad and how much I will miss spending this special day with him. However, I was very lucky to have had more than five decades with him and I am thankful for every one...

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Find Your Passion, Realize Your Purpose

(0) Comments | Posted June 1, 2013 | 11:31 AM

I have always believed that we are put on this Earth for a reason other than to simply take up space, but I did not understand what my reason was until all of the pieces in my life fell into place a few years ago. For some people, discovering their...

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What Will Your Legacy Be?

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2013 | 1:51 PM

Recently a 97-year-old New York man left his $40 million fortune to....no one. In what is being called the largest unclaimed estate in New York History, people across North America, and his friends in particular, are left scratching their heads around how, and why, a shrewd and outgoing...

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Lessons I Learned From My Entrepeneur Mother

(1) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 6:00 PM

I recently had the honour of being invited to speak to masters students at Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology Centre, in Waterloo, Ontario. As I was preparing for my presentation, I started to think about why I am an entrepreneur today and ended up taking a trip down memory lane....

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