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6 Common Mistakes People Make When Choosing Insurance

Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada Living

Choosing insurance can be difficult, especially when you go it alone. A lot of people love to tackle projects by their lonesome, and taking on a new t...

Disability and Debt: When One Happens to Canadians, the Other Follows

Jeffrey Schwartz | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada Business
Jeffrey Schwartz

Many Canadians are well aware that a disability could occur at any time. Ninety-six per cent of us believe it, according to a recent RBC survey. The same survey showed that more than three-quarters of us also believe that missing three months of work, due to disability, would put us in serious financial jeopardy. Here are some steps you can take to prepare yourself for a possible disability.

Is Your Home Really Fully Insured?

CBC | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada Business

You pay the premiums every year, but if your home was damaged or destroyed, would you get the amount you're insured for? Not necessarily. Stu...

John and Jane Doe: What Kind of Insurance Do We Need?

Sarah Twomey | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Twomey

Jane has good benefit coverage provided by her employer that provides some insurance for her and John. However, she thinks that John should consider some additional insurance because of his home-based business. So they spoke to an insurance expert about life and property coverage.

Canada's Healthcare System Becoming Too Similar To United States'

Colleen M. Flood | Posted 09.28.2014 | Canada Politics
Colleen M. Flood

The latest Commonwealth Study ranked Canada's health care system a dismal second to last in a list of eleven major industrialized countries. It is true that Canada's health system is fragmented and uncoordinated. Too often people fall through the cracks and we are miserable at managing patients with multiple illnesses. And too often our system feels unresponsive to the concerns of patients and their families.

An RV Can Make Your Summer Great (If You're Insured)

Sarah Twomey | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Twomey

Summer is synonymous with long lazy days, picnic lunches and road-trips. There's nothing better than driving with the windows rolled down and your favourite tunes blaring. And for a growing number of Canadians that means hitting the road in an RV.

Illness Can Strike at Any Time -- Insure Your Savings

Jane Blaufus | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Blaufus

If you suffered a critical illness and if money were no object, I am sure all of us would spend every last dime we had to recover and get on with our lives. Sadly, most of us are not in such a position. Therefore, where would one get the money if there were no bottomless money pouch available? Here are some ways you can use critical illness insurance to fill a financial void.

Typhoons Are Only Getting More Powerful as the Planet Warms

David Fogarty | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada
David Fogarty

The intensity of tropical cyclones striking East Asia has sharply increased over the past 30 years and major cities and ports such as Shanghai in China could face a greater threat from more powerful storms in future, a study published on Thursday shows.

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

Jane Blaufus | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Blaufus

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. Talk about what your financial goals are in 2014 and what you need to have in place to ensure that your family is protected and aware.

Do Your Future Self a Favour and Plan for the Worst

Jane Blaufus | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Business
Jane Blaufus

When someone becomes critically ill, it can become very difficult or next to impossible for them to do the day-to-day things they need to in order to run a successful business. However, all is not doom and gloom, there is a solution to this situation but it needs to be in place before someone becomes critically ill not after and it is called critical illness insurance.

Should Your Genetics Be Available to Insurance Companies?

Robert L. Brown | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada Business
Robert L. Brown

Ontario is proposing a change to the Ontario Human Rights Code aimed at protecting people's genetic information from being used by insurance companies and employers. The proposed privacy regulations sound like a positive move for society -- a policy slam dunk. But, one can expect the insurance industry to oppose such legislation with some fairly logical and fundamental arguments.

September: Life Insurance Awareness Month

Jane Blaufus | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Living
Jane Blaufus

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 ...

Turns Out Canadians Don't Always Play By The Rules

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

Canadians are typically known for being polite, apologetic and careful. But when it comes to insurance, a new Leger research study commissioned for PC Insurance, suggests we're not always following the rules -- or playing it safe.

What Will Your Legacy Be?

Jane Blaufus | Posted 07.20.2013 | Canada Living
Jane Blaufus

Recently a 97-year-old New York man left his $40 million fortune one. People need to encourage their friends and family to start sharing their wishes and their make it an acceptable discussion topic.

Corporate Canada's Getting Sneakier After the RBC Layoffs

Paul Brent | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Business
Paul Brent

The recent RBC outsourcing fiasco was so unusual, revealing and, for many Canadians, infuriating. Corporate Canada was watching as RBC flailed around amidst the firestorm of its own creation. You have to know everyone was taking notes. Publicly traded companies will be far more careful on farming out jobs.

Great-West Life Makes Big Purchase

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada Business

WINNIPEG - Great-West Lifeco Inc. will acquire Irish Life Group for $1.75 billion from the Government of Ireland, which acquired the financial service...

The Purchase That Could Keep Your Small Business From Bankruptcy

Barbara Haynes | Posted 12.22.2012 | Canada Business
Barbara Haynes

Small and medium-sized business owners are risk takers and dreamers. But most small and medium sized business owners are either unfamiliar with, or put off the purchase of Legal Expense Insurance. Though the benefits could mean the difference between success and bankruptcy, few are aware of the many compelling reasons for such a policy. Here are the top five reasons to look into legal expense coverage.

The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Struggle

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada Living
Hina P. Ansari

Breast cancer mortality is 60 per cent higher for African American women ages 45-64 than for white women, even though African American women are less likely than white women to be diagnosed with the disease. So here we present to you the experiences of four African American women, all of whom are suffering from triple negative breast cancer. These are real photographs. These are real struggles.

My Longest Relationship...Is With My Anti-Depressants

Wendy Litner | Posted 08.28.2012 | Canada Living
Wendy Litner

It occurred to me, recently, that I can't remember when I first started anti-depressants. Was I on pills at my Bat-Mitzvah? Did I take one the morning of my Grade 10 biology exam? I don't know. I have been in a relationship with drugs for so long that I can no longer recall our first date.

It's Time to Revisit (and Replace) Some of Those Insurance Policies

Andrew Pyle | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada Business
Andrew Pyle

A lot of Canadians have no life insurance. Those who do often have excessive or expensive policies that they just don't need. In this economy, it's time Canadians go through their desk drawers and purge some of those useless, costly policies, and replace them with new ones.

Tanking Equity Markets, Rates Send Sun Life Into Loss

CP | David Paddon, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX:SLF) expects to lose $621 million in the latest quarter from volatile markets and other factors and could book ...

Uncontrolled Municipal Insurance Costs Continue to Rise

Ian Chadwick | Posted 11.10.2011 | Canada
Ian Chadwick

Just like your personal insurance, municipal insurance costs keep escalating, and it's you, the taxpayers, who pay these spiralling premiums. You're getting hit by a double whammy: home and town insurance.