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The Gift of Giving

The Gift of Giving

With only 6 days til Christmas, we thought we would share some great gift ideas that give back to the communities around us. Feed Nova Scotia: You can help a family have a wonderful Christmas dinner. By donating $25, A family in need receive a turkey for their dinner. To find out more, visit https://www.feednovascotia.ca Shelter Nova Scotia is always looking for care items as they provide a safe, warm housing for men and women. For a list of items and their holiday wish list, please visit http://www.shelternovascotia.c... Thanks to the kindness of donations, The Salvation Army helped more than 1.9 people in need last year. Find out how you can help. http://www.salvationarmy.ca/bl... Through Plan Canada, you can also help improve

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Planning for 2017

Planning for 2017

Why it's important to do a review.  With 2016 coming to a close in the next month or so, now is a good time to sit down with your financial advisor to do a yearly review. We recommend that our clients do an annual review as a lot can change in a year. We want to make sure as we enter another year that the goals and objectives we set out originally still make sense. A review gives us the opportunity to re-evaluate our strategy and make any changes or adjustments to your financial plan. These are some of the areas we address during a yearly review: Has your financial situation changed? Did you make any large purchases in the past

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Reduce the financial stress of a critical illness diagnosis with critical illness insurance

Reduce the financial stress of a critical illness diagnosis with critical illness insurance

No one wants to think about what might happen if they were diagnosed with a critical illness. How they and their family would be impacted. What it might mean emotionally, physically and financially should they become too ill to work. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Cancer Statistics 2014, one in 2.2 men and one in 2.5 women will develop cancer in their lifetime. And one in three people will be diagnosed with a critical illness in their lifetime. Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada and is responsible for 30% of all deaths. An estimated 196,900 new cases of cancer and 78,000 deaths from cancer will occur in Canada in 2015. (The number of estimated new

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Elements by Medavie Blue Cross

Elements by Medavie Blue Cross

Simple. Flexible. Responsive. We are very excited by the new individual health insurance plan Elements by Medavie Blue Cross. This plan is a revolutionary approach to health insurance – it’s customizable and tailored to your individual needs and can be modified throughout your life. So, if you get married or have children, or jump onto another corporate benefits plan for a time, you can make changes to Elements. It helps you navigate through changing times, making sure you always have the best coverage for you. Here are some of the biggest benefits we see with Elements by Medavie Blue Cross. Flexible plans and budgets. Health and drug plans as little as $38 per month. As your life changes, your coverage can

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Now Your Kids Have Gone Back to School….Let’s Talk RESP’s

Now Your Kids Have Gone Back to School….Let’s Talk RESP’s

With Mark Kenny Summer has come to an end, September has rolled around and your children are back in school! This is a good time to start thinking about your children’s future and the benefits of investing in an RESP. Planning to help your child attain a higher level of education is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your child. As we all know, the continuous rise of tuition fees along with the increased cost of living, make it harder and harder to afford a post-secondary education. Not to mention the costs that come along with it – rent, textbooks, course materials, etc. The earlier you start contributing to an RESP, the more the plan will grow

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