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Bank-Owned Mortgage Life Insurance – Here’s What You NEED To Know

Question. My husband and I have recently purchased our first home together. Actually, we’re just in the final stages of the process, and wondering about insurance. The mortgage representative at our bank said we should buy our insurance at the bank because it’s made specifically for this purpose. Actually, she told us that mortgage insurance is mandatory for us. Is […]

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5 Reasons to Start an RESP

In today’s knowledge-driven world, a post-secondary education is more important than ever. But because of increasing tuition costs, many students need their family’s support to pay for a college education. To help families save for their children’s post-secondary education, the government of Canada introduced the Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) back in 1972. RESPs have evolved substantially since then and […]

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Fees, Facts, and Fiction

According to renowned investment consultant, Charles Ellis, investors innocently describe mutual fund fees with one four-letter word and one number – both word and number are wrong. The word is “only,” and the number is often “1%.” So, when referring to mutual fund fees, we end up with statements like “It’s only 1%.” That may be true in the United […]

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