Benefits of a Fixed Income Annuity

Published by Craig Hossack on Apr 03, 2019

In today’s interest rate environment there are fewer fixed income alternatives for retirees seeking income. For those seeking income and safety from the market, fixed income annuities are an alternative to consider. Once thought of as only...........

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When Your Child Inherits

Published by Craig Hossack on Mar 31, 2019

For many parents, planning to leave their estate to their children is a common practice. There are many things to consider when planning to leave your children an inheritance, but the complexity increases when your child is a beneficiary to someone.....

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A security freeze is a way to protect yourself from a new account or loan being opened with your personal information by businesses (or criminals) without your permission. With a security freeze, the ability for a lender to access your credit........

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Boomers vs. Millennials: Common Financial Differences

Published by Craig Hossack on Mar 18, 2019

It’s common for the previous generation to think that the younger ones are less responsible, spend more, save less, and the list goes on!...

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Uses for Life Insurance You May Not Know About

Published by Craig Hossack on Mar 04, 2019

When most people think about life insurance, what usually comes to mind is offsetting final expenses and providing your loved ones with financial support. That is what life insurance is commonly used for, but there are other benefits to using.......

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Tending to Your Taxes Prior To Retirement

Published by Craig Hossack on Feb 18, 2019

Many Canadians retire and find that in the first few years of retirement, they’re paying more in taxes and have moved to a higher tax bracket....

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Dollar Cost Averaging? The Power of a monthly PAC!

Published by Craig Hossack on Sep 20, 2018

We survived another winter, finally got some rain here in Manitoba. Welcome to Spring!  Wanted to send a quick message about Dollar Cost Averaging, or DCA for short.  I'm sure you've heard the term before.  The term comes across rather, technical...

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What is a Tax-Free Savings Account?

Published by Craig Hossack on Apr 06, 2018

Is it an investment?  Is it an account that only the banks pay low interest on?   What exactly is it? Over the past number of years, in fact over the past 10 years, we have been lambasted with marketing telling us to invest in a TFSA!   It’s been quite...

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