Donate life insurance, save tax

BY David Wm. Brown May 2, 2014 If you’ve been giving less to charity recently, you’re part of a trend. Statistics Canada reports Canadian charitable donations fell 1.9% to $8.3 billion in 2012. And the number of Canadians giving in 2012 slipped 1.4% to 5.6 million. But there are reasons to give. Charitable aspirations can be tax-efficient. And,… Read more »

Insure your stay-at-home spouse

BY Golda Brown July 4, 2014 Insuring your stay-at-home spouse can seem like a waste of money because he or she doesn’t earn a paycheque that would be lost if tragedy struck. Yet, if they died, you would be left scrambling to cover funeral and other costs during a time of grieving. Your stay-at-home spouse… Read more »