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Elements of life insurance

First steps to financial literacy Life insurance and related products come in many different variations. These include life insurance policies, segregated funds, and annuities. Sometimes, it seems, there are too many variations, most of them confusing and seemingly...


Do you need all that insurance?

The big business of life, mortgage, and critical illness insurance Insurance is a numbers game. Anyone who has ever purchased any kind of life or health insurance knows this firsthand. But here’s one number you won’t often hear about: $4.7 trillion (no mistake,...


Navigate the life insurance maze!

Term life or universal life – and the difference it makes If you’re shopping around for life insurance for the first time, it’s easy to become pretty confused pretty fast. Here’s a primer on the difference between term life insurance and universal life. As the name...


Do you really need critical illness insurance?

 Get adequate life and disability coverage first Critical illness insurance has become quite popular in the past few years. But do you really need it? I’m often asked this by younger professionals with high incomes and new families. What if something were to happen...


Do you really need mortgage insurance?

High cost, tight restrictions make it poor value for the money You’ve bought a new house, and you’re sitting with the bank’s loans officer ready to sign for that mortgage. Then she casually asks, “Would you like mortgage insurance with that?” Almost like your...

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