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Denon Kanagarajoo

Financial Security Advisor
Investment Representative

Hi, I’m Denon! Thank you for visiting my website, here is a little bit about me. I moved to Toronto when I was 6 years old and have spent the last 27 years exploring this growing city. I attended York University where I honed the ability to think critically and completed my BSc in Biology which I developed a passion for the environment and the sciences. As I was wrapping up my degree, the financial crisis was taking place and decided to learn more about finances and the markets, so I became hired at a retail bank branch in Toronto’s financial district.

 

As I started working in retail banking, I was quickly promoted several times into more senior roles. I worked as a customer service representative, bank financial advisor, equities & options trader and district sales leader where I coached financial advisors to grow their practice throughout Canada.

 

I had always been intrigued by entrepreneurship and startups and after doing some soul searching, I decided I would leave my comfortable salaried life to start my own business. I spent a few years growing several businesses in multimedia and digital marketing. I ultimately decided that I needed to start my financial planning practice because I identified a need to help small business owners, self-employed and licensed professionals make better financial decisions leveraging my unique experiences and knowledge. 
 

On a personal note, I enjoy watching documentaries, especially history, world events, civilization, environmental sciences and everything space-related. I am a seeker of knowledge, thrive in complex environments and enjoy the outdoors. 

If you would like to chat with me about your personal and financial goals, please feel free to schedule some time. 

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Ask an advisor: What is inflation? – Canada Life

Learn about inflation and how it impacts your financial plan.

 

 


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Description: This animated video introduces a character named Sarah and her advisor with illustrated graphics to explain inflation.

Text: Ask an advisor: What is inflation?

Description: An illustration of a bar graph with an upwards arrow draws into the frame.

Sarah: I’ve been hearing a lot about inflation. Should I be worried?

Description: Sarah sits in the advisor’s office. The advisor nods his head and smiles. His laptop sits on the desk between them.

Advisor: One of the best reasons to have a financial plan is to help you manage inflation.

Description: Cut to a medium shot of the advisor gesturing with his hands.

Advisor: Inflation is the gradual rise in the prices for all the goods and services you buy,

Description: A stack of coins is shown. Two coins roll into the frame and are added to the stack.

Advisor: including groceries, transportation and maybe your spring break vacation.

Description: Illustrations appear: a paper bag of food for groceries, a gas pump for transportation and an airplane for vacation.

Advisor: While we hope prices won’t go up, some inflation is the sign of a growing, thriving economy.

Description: A coin from the stack starts to roll along a line. The coin continues to roll as the line grows to a peak and then dips downward. Text “1-3% per year” appears onscreen.

Advisor: That’s because it encourages consumers to spend money now, rather than later when the price could be higher.

Description: More coins fall into the frame.

Advisor: But inflation can be a problem if your pay cheque can’t keep up.

Description: The camera pans downward to large text that compares a “1% raise” to “3% inflation.” A hand holding a pay cheque moves into the frame.

Advisor: Over time, you may not be able to afford to purchase as much as you previously did, lowering your standard of living.

Description: The illustrations of groceries, transportation and vacation return. Dollar signs flow outwards from each.

Advisor: This is especially important in retirement when your income may be more fixed and not able to grow with inflation.

Description: A graph appears. A straight dotted line labelled “Fixed income” draws into the frame. A second line draws in an upward motion, showing rising inflation.

Sarah: Oh, that makes sense!

Description: The camera zooms out of the graph to reveal the advisor’s laptop and Sarah in his office.

Advisor: Let’s talk about how you can create a financial plan with inflation in mind.

Description: The advisor gestures towards his screen, Sarah smiles.

Text “Let’s talk. Contact me today.” appears onscreen with the Canada Life logo and legal line: “Canada Life and design are trademarks of The Canada Life Assurance Company. canadalife.com 1-204-946-1190.”

Ask an advisor: Mortgage or individual life insurance? – Canada Life

Find out why individual life insurance is your most flexible option to help protect your family financially when buying a home.

 

 


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Description: This animated video introduces a character named Aiko and her advisor with illustrated graphics to show the difference between mortgage insurance and life insurance.

Text “Ask an advisor” appears. The camera zooms out as the text lands in an outlined square. “Mortgage insurance or life insurance?” fades in below. An illustration of a shield with a checkmark draws on the right side of the frame.

Aiko: What’s better? Mortgage insurance or individual life insurance?

Description: Aiko appears in a video chat window on a computer screen. Her advisor’s head nods to the right of the frame.

Advisor: I’d always recommend individual life insurance.

Description: Cut to a split-screen of Aiko at home on the left and her advisor in his office on the right.

Advisor: With mortgage insurance, when you die, the money goes to the lender, and they use it only to pay down your mortgage.

Description: An illustration of home draws into the frame. The home moves over to the left and an arrow animates in, pointing towards a box labelled “Mortgage.”

Advisor: As well, your premium payments stay the same while the balance of your mortgage and your insurance coverage decreases.

Description: Cut to a line graph labelled “Mortgage insurance” showing coverage over 10 to 50 years. The coverage decreases over time. The advisor’s hand enters the frame and draws a straight line from the top of the coverage to 50 years, dollar signs pop in to show payments. The camera zooms out to show a line graph of “Individual insurance” where the coverage and payments stay the same.

Advisor: But with individual life insurance, you decide who receives the money and how it’s used. It could be to pay off the mortgage. But it could also pay off other debt, or fund an education or a retirement plan.

Description: An illustration of a shield draws into the frame. A dotted line connects the shield to four boxes labelled “Mortgage,” “Debt,” “Education” and “Retirement.”

Advisor: You also get to say how long your coverage lasts – for a short term or for your lifetime, even after your mortgage is paid.

Description: Cut to bar graph displaying the length of insurance coverage from “Present” to “Lifetime.” The advisor’s hand moves into frame, adjusting the bar from 10 years to lifetime coverage.

Advisor: That’s just a couple of the ways individual life insurance gives you more choice and flexibility in how you protect yourself and your loved ones.

Description: Cut back to the split-screen of Aiko and her advisor.

Text “Contact me today to talk about your insurance needs.” appears onscreen with the Canada Life logo and legal line: “Canada Life and design are trademarks of The Canada Life Assurance Company. canadalife.com 1-204-946-1190.”

For wherever your life takes you – Canada Life

Our lives take us different places. Wherever yours takes you, Canada Life is there to help. Learn more at www.canadalife.com.

 

 


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Man: “So, what do you want to be when you grow up?”

Description: Boy stands in front of photographer’s backdrop.

Super: Canada Life logo

(Camera shutter click)

Description: A camera flashes and the boy becomes an adult man in a white coat.

(Music: "Nobody But Me" by The Human Beinz)

Description: Girl about to blow out candles on a cake at a birthday party.

A girl leans forward to blow out candles.

The camera flashes and the girl becomes an adult woman.

A young man stands in front of a red compact car.

The camera flashes and the young man becomes a middle-aged man standing in front of red sports car.

Girl stands in front of rocks, water and forest.

The camera flashes and the girl becomes a woman wearing a hiking backpack with a baby inside.

Girl and boy leap into a pool, holding hands.

The camera flashes and girl and boy have become a man and woman underwater, wearing a tuxedo and wedding dress.

Girl performing martial arts moves in class.

The camera flashes and the girl has become a woman, wearing a black belt.

Boy dancing in front of stereo system in the living room.

Narrator: Our lives take us different places.

Description: The camera flashes and the boy has become a man dancing in the living room.

Narrator: Wherever yours takes you,

Description: The camera pulls out from the photographer’s backdrop as the subject continuously changes with each camera flash: a girl becomes an adult judge; a girl becomes an adult chef; a boy becomes a man wearing a hardhat and carrying blueprints; a boy becomes a firefighter; a boy in a scout uniform becomes an airline pilot; a boy becomes a man in cowboy clothing; a girl becomes an astronaut;

Narrator: Canada Life will help you plan for life as you know it.

Super: For life as you know it

Narrator: Insurance, investments, advice.

Graphic: Insurance | Investments | Advice

Narrator: Canada Life.

Graphic: Canada Life

Ask an advisor: Why work with an advisor? – Canada Life

Learn the benefits of working with an advisor to help build a financial plan for your future.

 

 


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Description: This animated video introduces two characters named Lauren and Amina and illustrated graphics to show how an advisor can help create a financial plan to reach your goals.

Text “Ask an advisor” appears. The camera zooms out as the text lands in an outlined square. “Why work with an advisor?” fades in below. An illustration of a handshake draws on the right side of the frame.

Lauren: I could buy my insurance and investments online. Why should I work with an advisor?

Description: Lauren sits outside at a café table with a lemonade in front of her.

Amina: My advisor sees the big picture of how all my finances fit together.

Description: Cut to show both Lauren and Amina sitting at the table.

Amina: I might miss something important doing it myself.

Description: The frame fades to reveal various graphics representing a new pet, life insurance, marriage, estate planning, new home, luxury car, speed boat, health coverage, travel and cottage.

Amina: There’s a plan to achieve all my goals,

Description: A line enters the frame to select Lauren’s goals: life insurance, a new home, health coverage and a cottage. All other graphics fade away.

Amina: even when new ones pop-up.

Description: The advisor’s hand moves into the frame to add a travel goal.

Amina: If something unexpected happens in the economy or the markets, I won’t freak out thinking I have to change or fix something.

Description: The line and goals move up and down to represent a shifting stock market.

Amina: My advisor updates me regularly, so I feel confident I’m on track.

Description: Amina’s hand moved into frame, holding her phone. A notification appears on her phone with a mail icon that reads: “New message.

Amina: With an advisor, my financial future is one less thing I need to worry about.

Description: Cut back to Amina sitting at the table, showing Lauren her phone.

Text “Let’s talk. Contact me today.” appears onscreen with the Canada Life logo and legal line: “Canada Life and design are trademarks of The Canada Life Assurance Company. canadalife.com 1-204-946-1190.”

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