A financial security plan should be personalized to you. I can offer a wide range of products, including individual life, disability and critical illness insurance, and wealth management products, such as segregated fund policies and annuities. Through the mutual fund dealer Quadrus Investment Services Ltd., I have access to thousands of mutual funds, including those within our exclusive Quadrus Group of Funds family.
With a variety of products and services to meet your needs, I can help give you freedom to plan your freedom™.
Would you have enough cash saved if your earnings stopped? Most Canadians haven’t saved the three to six months’ income experts recommend we set aside for emergencies.
What would happen if you suffered a significant health event or died? Having life, critical illness or disability insurance can help you, or those you choose, to manage your expenses.
Setting up automatic contributions can make saving simple and potentially help you reach your long-term investment goals sooner.
Narrator: Saving for something?
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Narrator: Well, to reach your goal sooner,
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Narrator: Simply set up an automatic contribution,
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Narrator: Choose your amount and how often you want to save it.
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Narrator: Your money flows easily into your savings,
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Narrator: Is invested right away.
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Narrator: And with compounding, could grow more and more.
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Narrator: So don’t put it off.
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Narrator: Because who wants to play catch up?
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Narrator: Save early, save often.
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Narrator: Learn more at canadalife.com.
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Learn how to save more money for your retirement by earning return on your contributions.
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Narrator: When it comes to saving.
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Narrator: Your contributions aren’t the only way your investments can grow.
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Narrator: You can also count on the returns on those contributions.
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Narrator: Both your contributions and any earnings get reinvested.
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Narrator: Then anything you earn on that money is reinvested.
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Narrator: And anything you earn on that money is reinvested.
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Narrator: You’re making earnings on your earnings.
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Narrator: This pattern is called compounding.
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Narrator: If you contribute to your savings monthly,
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Narrator: watch how a 5% annual return on your investment.
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Narrator: will grow over 10, 15, 20 years and so on.
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Narrator: With compounding, you make so much more.
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Narrator: The longer your money is invested, the more you earn over time.
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Narrator: The key is to start saving early and maintain a long-term focus.
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Narrator: An extra five years of saving and earning can make a big difference.
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Narrator: So start investing now through your group retirement and savings plan.
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Narrator: Make regular contributions and avoid taking money out.
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Narrator: Then watch compounding help your money grow.
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Narrator: It’s an easy and powerful way to save for your future.
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Narrator: Sign into GRS Access at canadalife.com.
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Managed solutions can help you be more confident in your investments, letting you focus on your financial goals and not on shifting markets. Learn more at https://www.canadalife.com
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Narrator: You do it all.
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Narrator: You’re unstoppable.
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Narrator: But when it comes to retirement, you might not feel ready because you’re worried you haven’t saved enough.
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Narrator: But you’ve worked hard for this.
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Narrator: and you deserve to take this next step with confidence.
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Narrator: An advisor can help you build a plan.
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Narrator: so you can afford the retirement you want.
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Narrator: They’ll provide expert advice to help you choose the right investments based on your comfort with risk.
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Narrator: draft a budget and ensure your family is taken care of.
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Narrator: It’s time to take charge of your money.
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Narrator: Get retirement ready, your way.
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Narrator: To learn more, contact your advisor.
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As a business owner, it's important to consider how you can protect your business. I’ve got the solutions that can help keep your business running smoothly if anything happens to you or your partners.
Benefits and retirement savings plans can help you attract and retain employees and give them resources to help improve their physical, financial and mental wellbeing. I can help you determine what kind of plan will work for your employees and your business.
As Canadians, we’re fortunate to have public healthcare coverage – but that doesn’t mean your provincial healthcare plan provides all the coverage you need. Health and dental insurance can help pay for prescription drugs, dental, hospital, vision, paramedical and ambulance services. Coverage is similar to a group benefits plan that an employer may offer and is a great option if you’re retiring, self-employed or not eligible for group benefits.
Whether you’re buying your first home and are looking for flexible payment options or are refinancing to help free up money for renovations, there’s a mortgage designed to meet your needs. We’ll work together with a mortgage professional to find the mortgage that fits best with your financial plan.
Mutual funds allow you to invest in a portfolio of assets that are managed by professionals. They let you diversify your portfolio more widely than you may be able to do when investing in individual stocks and bonds on your own, and together we can select a fund that gives you the right balance of risk and reward for your financial plan.
Starting early is a great way to reach your long-term investment goals with the help of compound interest.
Narrator: Want to achieve your financial goals faster?
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Narrator: Then why not start saving money today.
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Narrator: Because, the sooner you start putting it away.
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Narrator: The sooner your money can grow.
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Narrator: thanks to earnings that can compound over time.
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Narrator: Before you know it, you’ll be closer to achieving your goals, than if you’d waited.
Description: The tree on the left side is bountiful, saving $1,000,724. The tree on the right is much smaller, saving $464,351.
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From borrowing money for a down payment to furthering your education, you can do more with an RRSP than just save for retirement.
Narrator: You may have heard that RRSPs were just for retirement.
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Narrator: But did you know an RRSP can help you fund full-time continued education.
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Narrator: through the Lifelong Learning Plan.
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Narrator: And, if you’re looking to buy your first home,
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Narrator: you can use the Home Buyers’ Plan to borrow money from your RRSP to put towards your down-payment.
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Narrator: Whatever you use the money for, you won’t be taxed on it.
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Narrator: As long as you pay the money back within the time limit outlined by the plan.
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Narrator: An advisor can also help figure out if you qualify.
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Did you know that contributing to an RRSP can lower your annual income tax? The tax benefits of an RRSP are better than you might think.
Narrator: You may have heard that RRSPs are taxable in retirement.
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Narrator: That’s true!
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Narrator: But think about this.
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Narrator: When you contribute to an RRSP,
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Narrator: you may pay less tax at the end of the year,
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Narrator: Which helps you save money today.
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Narrator: Now let’s fast forward to the future.
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Narrator: Once you retire and withdrawal savings from your RRSP, your income will likely be less than it is today.
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Narrator: That means your tax rates will be lower on those withdrawals –
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Narrator: so you won’t pay as much tax as you might think.
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