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Let us be the first to wish you a “Happy Life Insurance Awareness Month!”

Helpful Tips, Insurance

If the past 6 months has taught is anything, it’s that you can never be too prepared for the unexpected. For many of us across Canada, that has meant taking a hard look at the emergency response plan we have for our families and our futures. We think that plan should include some form of individually owned life insurance.

Thinking about buying life insurance can be overwhelming – especially when it’s your first time. There are a lot of choices out there and many factors to consider. Our goal is to make your insurance shopping experienc

e as painless as possible. To help ensure that you navigate your journey successfully, we are going to share a simple tip every Tuesday during September to get you started.

Without any further ado, let’s get started with our first tip.

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Leveraging market opportunities

Investments, Off the Cuff

Greg Chan discusses how our disciplined investment approach allowed us to take advantage of a short term market dislocation in this Off the Cuff video.

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Staying disciplined as speculation heats up

Investment Views, Investments

From the Desk of the CIO: Ian Hardacre shares his views on the current equity markets. Ian also discusses the importance of active management and how a good asset allocation practice can improve a portfolio’s risk-return profile.

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Ten retirement myths series: Myth #9

Investments, Personal Finance

Things often go wrong or take an unexpected turn even though you carefully planned what you were going to do. Robert Burns’ famous line basically said that the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray. That extends to intentions of staying on the job or finding paid work later in life. Here's retirement myth #9:

Retirement myth #9: Go back to work when there are not enough retirement savings

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From the desk of the CIO: Moving up the quality scale

Investment Views, Investments

From the Desk of the CIO: Ian Hardacre discusses the qualitative and quantitative factors used to assess high quality companies. Ian also provides examples of securities added to the fixed income, Canadian large cap and international equity mandates.

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What a credit downgrade means for Canada

Investments, Off the Cuff

In this Off the Cuff video, Geoff Johnston discusses the recent credit downgrade for Canada.

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Ten retirement myths series: Myth #8

Investments, Personal Finance

At the risk of sounding nitpicky, governments don’t pay for anything. Working Canadians do. Taxpayers do. Taxes are directed to certain areas of need. Growing needs and rising costs means that there isn’t enough public money to go around. That reality is hitting retirees and will hit them harder as time goes on.

Retirement myth #8: The government will take care of medical expenses

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The relationship between COVID-19 and gold

Investments, Off the Cuff

Sara Shahram discusses the relationship between COVID-19 and gold in this Off the Cuff video.

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Everything you need to know about the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

Investments, Personal Finance

The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a significant impact on all Canadians. According to a Mar. 25th news release by the Dept. of Finance, "The Government of Canada is taking strong, immediate and effective action to protect Canadians and the economy from the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic. No Canadian should have to choose between protecting their health, putting food on the table, paying for their medication or caring for a family member."

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Positioning Empire Life Dividend Growth Fund during COVID-19 and beyond

Investments, Off the Cuff

Find out how Doug Cooper is positioning the Empire Life Dividend Growth Fund during COVID-19 in this Off the Cuff video.

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