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Getting the Bottom Line on Retirement Home Costs

Imagine buying a car. You’d check ads, articles, the Internet, and talk to friends. You’d think carefully about the size of car, the features that are must-have’s, its intended use and, above all, your budget. You’d visit a few dealers, ask a lot of questions, do a test-drive and strike a deal you felt comfortable with.

Approaching a move to a retirement home isn’t much different!

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Woman on the Edge – a Boomer Finds her Financial Footing after Divorce

Woman on the Edge – a Boomer Finds her Financial Footing after Divorce

The traditional definition of family is changing in Canada, with four in 10 first marriages ending in divorce, as reported in the 2006 census. For the first time in Canadian history, there are more unmarried people than legally married people.

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Why a Family Trust

Why a Family Trust?

The benefits of using family trusts in tax and estate planning cannot be denied. When looking to transfer family assets to the next generation, trusts can provide not only a tax-effective means, but flexibility in managing and distributing those assets. Done properly, a family trust is possibly the best vehicle to effect long-term wealth management planning for high net worth families.

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Does Financial Planning Really Work

Does Financial Planning Really Pay Off?

Do we really need a financial plan? Are we actually better off having one than we are just being financially responsible? One thing is for sure, if we were able to work as long as we wanted and remain forever healthy, there would be little need for a financial plan other than to pay the least amount of tax along the way. But the reality is we do not live forever, we neither can nor want to work to our last day, and we do get sick. So a financial plan makes a lot of sense. It makes even more sense when you think about the turbulent economic times of the last few years and the uncertainties that continue to haunt us today.

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Dollars and Sense – Bringing Sense to Your Parent’s Spending

Dollars and Sense – Bringing Sense to Your Parent’s Spending

Parents, adult children and finances – a recipe for misunderstanding and confrontation, or an opportunity for generations to work together? Is it possible? Decidedly, it is – but, like all good things, it takes awareness, co-operation and planning. It’s essential to understand the dynamics that motivate both generations.

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Think twice about Joint Accounts

Think Twice about Joint Accounts

The fact of the matter though is that most joint accounts are openedby individuals without independent legal or tax advice or even without the guidance of a qualified financial planner.

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Duet for One – When a Parent is Widowed

Duet for One – When a Parent is Widowed

One of the saddest rites of adulthood is losing our parents, and it’s heartbreaking to see our surviving parent’s brave, solitary figure. Whether it’s after a lingering illness or a sudden attack, a death in the family is like a pebble in a pool – over time, the ripples affect us all.

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bring mom to canada

Let’s Bring Mom to Canada!

The goal of the immigration process is to sponsor your parents so they eventually attain Canadian ‘permanent resident’ status. Canadian citizens and permanent residents living in Canada, 18 years of age or older, may sponsor parents from abroad who want to become permanent residents of Canada under the Family Class application.

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Schomberg educational afternoon on health and wellness

Join us for a FREE, educational afternoon that focuses on health and wellness through a series of mini workshops on:

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Barry

Our Seniors Real Estate Expert named Top 10 by Remax

AgeComfort.Org’s experts don’t only care with passion but create examples. We are excited to announce that Barry Lebow, AgeComfort.org’s Senior Real Estate Expert was named Top 10 in Sales by Remax.

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