Beware of These 5 Factors When Setting up Employee Benefit Plans for Bosses

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If you’re responsible for the setup and administration of your company’s employee benefit plan, you may want to pay close attention to how you set up your boss on the plan.  This specifically applies to business owners or shareholders of the business.  Most don’t realize this, but group benefit plans work really well for employees, but the same doesn’t necessarily … Read More

10 Reasons Why Group Life Insurance Won’t Adequately Protect Your Family

Ownership of individual life insurance at its lowest level in 30 years The Life Insurance and Market Research Association (LIMRA) 2013 study shines a light on a developing problem for Canadian households: Individual ownership of Life Insurance was at its lowest level in 30 years; 3 in 10 households did not have individual life insurance at all. larger dependence upon … Read More

7 Reasons Why You Don’t Want to Cancel Your Life Insurance Policy

Have you found yourself thinking of cancelling your life insurance policy you pay for every month?  You are not alone. As time goes on, we often forget the reasons for purchasing the amount and type of coverage we did. For this reason, it is advisable to have regular reviews to make sure you are adequately protected. Perhaps you are having trouble … Read More

Strongly Consider These 7 Points When Deciding to Take a Salary or Dividend

Many business owners struggle with whether to take a salary or dividend from their business.  If you look at it strictly from a mathematical standpoint, the difference is like splitting hairs.  The government has made that decision pretty easy from a monetary standpoint.  In the hands of the business owner, the two are virtually the same.  The advantages were obvious … Read More

How a Cottage and Investment Properties can be a Nightmare for Families?

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Estate Planning Tips for Real Estate Investors For many Canadians, the majority of their wealth is held in personally owned real estate. For most this will be limited to their principal residence, however, investment in recreational and real estate investment property also forms a substantial part of some estates. Due to the nature of real estate, it is important to … Read More

Critical Illness: What Awaits You and Your Business if You Get Sick?

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Why a Doctor Invented Critical Illness Insurance Dr Marius Barnard invented Critical Illness insurance. Marius assisted his brother Dr Christiaan Barnard in performing the first successful heart transplant in 1967 in South Africa. Through his years of dealing with cardiac patients, Marius observed that those patients that were better able to deal with the financial stress of their illness recovered … Read More

6 Reasons Why It Might be Time For a Life Insurance Audit?

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A Life Insurance Audit Will Ensure Your Needs Haven’t Changed. Has it been a while since you last looked at your insurance portfolio?  Have you had a life insurance audit since you set up your policies? Are you a little vague in your recollection of all the coverage you have and why you have it? Are you uncertain as to … Read More

Why is Key Person Insurance So Important to your Business?

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A Risk, Your Business, Can’t Afford To Make Most business owners understand that assets vital to the success of the enterprise should be insured.  Premises are routinely covered for fire and/or theft; vehicles used to make deliveries, insured; machinery needed for manufacturing, also insured. Given that these tangible assets are instrumental in the success of the business, it makes good … Read More

8 Tips To Make Your Family Business Succession Plans Successful

 Family Business Succession Plans Strategies If you are an owner in a family enterprise, the likelihood of your business successfully transitioning to the next generations is not very good.  This has not changed over the years. Statistics show a failure rate of: 67% of businesses fail to succeed into the second generation 90% fail by the third generation With 80% to … Read More

4 Key Things to Consider When Building Business Owner Wealth

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The Keys To Building Business Owner Wealth You’ve built a thriving and successful business. You continue to be profitable and continue to reinvest into your business while building wealth for your eventual retirement. You have a succession plan in place and a plan to exit the business at some point over the next 15 years. The plan is to work … Read More