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We need your help at SickKids Hospital

2020 has been a difficult year. Thanks to the amazing care from the team of physicians and staff at SickKids, Nathan can spend the holidays at home with his family. In 2019, we partnered with SickKids Hospital to match donations that were made on the last two days of the year. We are very excited to share that we will be doing this again in 2020! All donations on Dec. 30th and 31st are being tripled. Please join us in…

How does whole life insurance perform during crises such as COVID-19?

  With COVID-19, clients have experienced drastic volatility with their stock portfolios. Businesses are closing, unemployment is rising,  professionals (dentists, surgeons, specialists) are out of work or dealing with drastically reduced hours. Some clients are asking about their Participating Whole life insurance (PAR) amidst this crisis. Specifically, the viability of companies such as Sun Life, how the Sun Life PAR portfolio is invested and how this portfolio has held up during times of uncertainty. First we will look at the…

Life insurance can be a core strategy for retirement savings

Life insurance can be a core strategy for retirement savings TIM CESTNICK SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED JANUARY 30, 2020 In 2001, Carey McWilliams obtained a permit in North Dakota to carry a concealed weapon. The thing that makes his story so unusual is that he’s legally blind. Mr. McWilliams had satisfied the state’s shooting test by hitting a human-sized target 10 times out of 10 from a distance of 21 feet, or 6.4 metres. Today, he has…

Fall Tax Clean up

As we make our way through the fall season, one area we noted physicians have been “cleaning up” is their taxes and terminal planning. First, we help you understand what happens to your estate when you pass away and then how to redirect assets through your medicine professional corporation tax free. WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR ASSETS WHEN YOU PASS AWAY? Upon death, you are deemed to have disposed of assets at their market value at the time of death. The…