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Mar
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Employers tweaking corporate health plans to appeal to millennial workers

During his three-year tenure as a financial analyst at one of Canada’s biggest banks, Devon Wright never once used his company health plan.

“There was just nothing there that was of any interest to me,” says Wright, 28.

So when Wright quit his job in 2012 to launch technology company Turnstyle Solutions, he decided to create a benefits package tailored to his needs. Read more »

14
Mar
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Taxation of Life Insurance – New Rules Offer a Window of Opportunity

Permanent life insurance, such as Whole Life or Universal Life, has long been accepted as a tax efficient way of accumulating cash for future needs.  Soon the amount of funds that can be tax sheltered within a life insurance policy will be reduced by new tax rules which take effect January 1, 2017.  These changes may make 2016 the best year to buy cash value life insurance.

The changes to the tax rules regarding life insurance have resulted in an update to the “exempt test” which measures how much cash value can accumulate in a policy before it becomes subject to income tax.

Highlights of the new rules and their effect

For Cash Value Life Insurance: Read more »

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Mar
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5 Easy Ways to Meet Your 150 Minutes

If you’ve been listening to our endless positive preaching you know by now that adults ages 18-65 should  be getting at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity per week to receive any of the great health benefits from exercise.

Two and a half hours can seem overwhelming when you feel like you can’t find the time, money or sheer willpower to do it. Read more »