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Back to Basics – The Brilliance of Bookkeeping

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Life as a business owner is exhilarating and rewarding, but lets get back to the basics for a moment.  With many factors to consider, such as branding, financing, company structure, and hiring employees, it’s no wonder that bookkeeping becomes an afterthought, viewed more as a necessary part of filing taxes and less as part of an effective business strategy. Here …

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Review Your Credit Card Statements

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I wanted to share a submission from one of our guest bloggers with regards to checking and reviewing your credit card statements!  I will admit, I am just as guilty as the next person for relying too much on technology to save me from myself. Keep an eye on those statements!   This post takes me back to the day …

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Juvenile Critical Illness Insurance

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Juvenile Critical Illness Insurance What is Juvenile Critical Illness Insurance? Being told your child has a life threatening illness is the worst news a parent can get. I’m sure you have seen or heard of friends or family going through the pain of having a seriously ill child. We hope to never be in that situation ourselves, but the truth …

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Financial Tips and Practical Advice for Parents

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Image courtesy of Pixabay Financial Tips and Practical Advice for Parents   When you have a child, suddenly your priorities shift. Your perspective on the future changes, viewing everything through a lens held by a small person’s hand. You want to ensure the best possibilities for your youngster, but how do you make that happen? Here is some advice for …

A High Cholesterol Financial Plan

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What does high cholesterol have with poor retirement planning? Well, I would argue that in MOST situations – it can be easily avoided!

Guaranteed No-Medical Exam Insurance

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Precision Financial and Canada Protection Plan are partnering up for a fall “Guaranteed No-Medical-Exam” Life Insurance campaign!

How much does your advice cost?

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It is the year of the “great reveal” for Canadian investors.  Long have consumer advocacy groups been pushing the investment industry to pull down its pants, and the time has finally come where CRM2 (Client Relationship Model version 2) is fully implemented and live.   CRM2 is essentially the industry’s fashionable acronym for complete and total “fee disclosure“. In essence, …

Employee Benefits vs. Individual Insurance

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We are often asked the question “Why would I buy life insurance or disability insurance when I have it through work?”  It’s a great question, and not particularly easy to answer as there is never one size that fits all when it comes to individual insurance requirements. In this economy many employers seem to be cutting costs.  One of the …

Mortgage insurance isn’t all that its cracked up to be

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We’ve all been there.   You’re almost done signing those mortgage documents for a new house, refinance or renewal and your mortgage broker slips you one more populated document. Exhausted from the entire process, it’s easy to skip the fine print and just “sign” by the dotted line.  It’s the document that will protect the you (and the lender) should …

Importance Of Good Financial Advice

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2016 has been quite the year so far.  The economy has slowed down considerably, the political landscape in this country is shaky at best; and many people have unfortunately been laid off from their jobs.  While there are small signs of a recovery in the oil patch, there are still signs that the economy will continue to struggle for the …

Budget 2016 Highlights and Lowlights

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Budget 2016 saw some significant changes by the Liberal Government that has a large impact on many segments of the Canadian population.  Below are some highlights and ‘lowlights’ (is that even a word?) about the budget.  Your Trusted Saskatoon Financial Planner can help you navigate the ever-changing world of investing and taxation.  Contact me for your free, complimentary review!   …

First time life insurance buying tips

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Are you looking at life insurance for the first time? From new families, new home owners, to business owners, life insurance can be one of the single most important products you can buy to protect yourself.    You’re probably asking yourself, “how much do I need?”   “What kind of policy is best?” and “Which company should I buy from?” …