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Globe Advisor: Small businesses buy into benefit plans

Posted by Jackelyn Ford on Tuesday, August 9, 2016,
Brenda Bouw | October 9, 2013

It was after his company doubled in size to more than 30 employees that Sol Cuisine Inc.president Dror Balshine decided it was time to offer a company benefit plan.

"When I was interviewing people, it always came up," said Mr. Balshine, whose Mississauga-based company sells vegetarian burgers and tofu products.

For a company that promotes healthy choices, it also seemed like a no-brain...

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Morningstar: Budgeting for baby

Posted by Jackelyn Ford on Monday, July 6, 2015,
Gail Bebee |July 2, 2014

Welcoming a new baby into the family is a fundamental facet of the human experience. Beyond the celebration of this wondrous and life-altering event lie many practical consequences. Your new bundle of joy is a human being that will require nurturing for the next 20 years or more.

That nurturing comes with a hefty price tag. A 2013 Fraser Institute report pegged the annual cost to raise...

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CBC: Cancer survivors' income falls $5K a year

Posted by Jackelyn Ford on Monday, June 8, 2015,
CBC News | September 30, 2014

Cancer survivors see a $5,000 drop in income, on average, a year after their diagnosis, according to a new report by Statistics Canada.

Tuesday's report linked census, cancer registry and vital statistics databases with personal income tax records to evaluate the effects of cancer on employment status and earnings.

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Morningstar: Are you due for an insurance check-up?

Posted by Jackelyn Ford on Thursday, March 12, 2015,
Deanne Gage | November 2, 2014

When we think about our investments, we generally review things at least every year. But how often should we be reviewing our insurance policies? Bruce Cumming, a financial planner and president of Cumming & Cumming Wealth Management in Oakville, Ont., likens insurance strategies to wills and estate planning -- something to definitely update but not every year. He reviews insura...
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Globe & Mail: Your biggest asset? You!

Posted by Jackelyn Ford on Friday, August 30, 2013,
The Globe and Mail | June 11, 2012

Canadians’ ability to earn income is usually their biggest asset, more valuable even than their home or other investments, and that asset is at greater risk than many realize, through death, disability and illness, says Steven Parker, Assistant Vice-President, Product and Marketing, Individual Insurance, Man...

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CBC Marketplace: In Denial

Posted by Jackelyn Ford on Wednesday, January 27, 2010,

In Denial
February 6, 2008

If you have a mortgage on your home, chances are good you also have mortgage insurance. The idea is that if you should become seriously ill or die before paying off the mortgage, the coverage will kick in and pay it off for you. It’s meant to offer peace of mind and to reassure you that your family will be able to stay in your home if anything should happen to you.


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Jackelyn Ford These articles have been chosen because they provide a macro view of the financial world. This wide scope of articles can then be applied to aid your own personal financial situation. E.O.E.