One of the complaints I hear about insurance advisors is that they sometimes frustrate people by using fear to pressure their prospective customers to buy. When I started as an advisor, I swore to never use scare tactics and tell stories about people in my network who did or didn't have insurance, and the impact it had on their lives. But something happened recently that I felt compelled to share.
When it comes to saying I do, love isn’t all you need. When the average cost of a wedding in Canada is $30,000, tying the knot requires a big financial commitment, if you’re going the traditional route. There’s no doubt about it: weddings are expensive. We share 9 tips to save money on your wedding.
When the temperature starts to rise in the spring and summer months, so does Canada's housing market. As we think about the Dos and Don’ts of buying a new home, it's important to think about what type of insurance is needed to protect our investment. Mortgage insurance may seem like a practical option, but is it the best one? And what are its drawbacks?
We’ve all felt it: the urge to buy a property in the sun. It usually manifests right after a vacation, once you leave an island paradise wanting to go back for more. A second home purchase is a big deal. A furnished, comfy, home-away-from-home in the likes of Lake Tahoe or Daytona Beach come with spectacular scenery, an even better climate, and a price tag. But vacation homes don’t have to exist only in your dreams. Are you ready for the investment? Here are 7 factors to consider when buying a vacation home.
We are in a period where demand for money has never been higher. Individual savings in the U.S. has nearly doubled since 2008 to $8.4 trillion. These new deposits are not finding their way back to new businesses due to tighter regulations and a similar risk-averse approach from banks. This sentiment is pushing interest rates down to their historic lows as people are willing to pay top dollar for the security of holding goverment-backed securities.