Long Term Care

Long Term Care Facts.

The average cost of long term care facilities are:

  • Private $995 – $3,500/month
  • One bedroom suite $1,595 – $5,400/month

Home care costs:

  • Home Meal Prep $16.50-$36.95/hour
  • Personal Care (bathing/dressing) $15.00 – $36.95/hour
  • Skilled Nursing $35.00 – $75.00/hour

Did you know that your chances of living to 100 years old are better than ever? While living a long life may be seen as a great gift, we also need to be prepared financially to pay for their future long-term care needs.

Long-term care insurance provides financial protection should you become unable to care for yourself.

  • Plan ahead
  • Understand what you would like in your later years.
  • Determine the type of Long Term Care Plan that fits your needs.

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The Five Steps to Insurance Planning

It’s essential to have enough insurance to give you peace of mind and make sure you are sufficiently insured. Working with an insurance agent can help make sure you are adequately insured. The five steps to insurance planning are: • Finding an insurance agent • Meeting with your insurance agent • Reviewing your insurance options • Purchasing insurance • Filing a claim (when necessary) An insurance agent can help you understand your policy covers, how much your deductible will be, and all the steps involved in filing a claim.
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Life Insurance after 60- is it necessary?

You may have had life insurance for as long as you can remember. You knew it was important to make sure that your family would be taken care of and be able to pay their bills if anything happened to you. But now that you’re over 60, your children are grown, and your mortgage is paid off, you may feel you don’t need life insurance anymore. However, there are some circumstances under which it may still make sense for you to have life insurance: • You still have substantial debt. • You have dependent children or grandchildren. • You want to be able to leave a financial legacy.
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When should I buy life insurance?

Life insurance is something you can use at any age. Whether you’re in your 20s or approaching retirement, you can benefit from having life insurance. Our article, “When should I buy life insurance”? can help you understand: • What the two main types of life insurance are – term and permanent • When term insurance is better for you and when permanent insurance is • How life insurance can benefit you at different ages • What costs life insurance can help your loved ones’ cover
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Federal Budget 2021 Highlights

On April 19, 2021, the Federal Government released their 2021 budget. Our article contains highlights of the various financial measures in this budget, divided into three different sections: • Business Highlights, including an extension to COVID-19 Emergency Business Supports, new programs to support job creation, and a change in interest deductibility limits. • Individual Highlights, including details on the tax treatment and repayment of personal COVID-19 benefits (such as CERB), eligibility changes to the Disability Tax Credit, an increase in OAS for those 75 and up, and support for job skills retraining. • Additional Highlights, including a proposed federal minimum wage of $15, changes to the GST New Housing Rebate conditions, and new or increased taxes in areas such as luxury goods, tobacco, and Canadian housing owned by non-resident foreign owners.
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What’s new for the 2021 tax-filing season?

Tax season is upon us once again. But since 2020 was a year like no other, the 2021 tax-filing season will also be different. Due to all the changes in both where and how Canadians worked, the Canadian government has introduced some new tax credits and deductions to keep pace with these changes. Our article covers all of the following: • How to claim home office expenses • The new Canada Training Credit • Pandemic emergency funds • New digital news subscription tax credit
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Importance of a Buy-Sell Agreement

Working as a partnership between 2 or more individuals is never an easy task, and the situation only gets more complicated when one or more of them exits the business. Protecting not only the business, but your personal interests, as well as your family’s future are very important objectives for any business owner, and should not be overlooked.
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Extended COVID-19 Federal Emergency Benefits

On Friday, February 19, 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an extension to: - Canada Recovery Benefit - Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit - Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit - Employment Insurance
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Self-employed: Government of Canada addresses CERB repayments for some ineligible self-employed recipients

Great news for some ineligible self-employed Canadians who received the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
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2021 Financial Facts

Manage your finances for 2021. There are a lot of financial facts to keep track of. Here's our handy sheet with the important amounts and dates to help you manage your finances.