It is said that a picture speaks volumes. I have spoken about critical illness insurance for adults and children and no matter how many stories I tell or what words I use, I think that one of the companies that I represent, Desjardins Financial, has stated it best in a flier in 2007: “I want […]
There is an article in the paper today about the increasing skin cancer rates in Canada – in fact, it is the Number 1 according to Heather Chappell, senior manager of Cancer Control Policy for the Canadian Cancer society. Apparently youth today are not protecting themselves as much as they should – personally I am […]
I recently came back from a wonderful visit to Orlando with my family. The weather was great, the golfing was beautiful and Disney’s Magic Kingdom was one of my son’s favourite places. Unfortunately for me, I didn’t get to play as much golf as I would have hoped due to … a back spasm (thankfully […]
I was reading a quick article in the Metro news this morning about a new law that is being ushered in soon by the Ontario government that will require convenience stores to no longer display any cigarette product until the person has ordered and paid for it. Apparently, thousands of the convenience store owners are […]
Our Health Care system in Ontario is a great equalizer of its citizens – whether you are rich or poor, you have to wait your turn (yes this is a generalization and we all know there are some exceptions). The fact is, that if you are diagnosed with a ailment, whether major or minor, you […]
The Ontario Assistive Devices Program is a program that you should know about. This program can provide up to 75% of the cost of an assistive device needed for long term disabilities. In order to be eligible, you have to have a valid Ontario Health Benefits card (in your name) and have been disabled for […]
WARNING: This article will discuss a subject that you may not feel comfortable reading. As a parent myself, it is very difficult to write. Reader Discretion is advised.
As the population ages, we keep hearing discussions about the effects of mass retirement expected within the next 10 to 15 years. Succession planning is a vital tool that baby boomers must learn about and consider in order to allow for a smooth transition between the generations (be it from you to a family member […]