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Four Tips To Manage Your Mental Health & Wellbeing During COVID-19

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Four Tips to Manage Your Mental Health & Wellbeing During COVID-19 “This disease [Coronavirus] destroys you. I was mentally devastated more than physically. The loneliness of the illness makes it that much more difficult. I was in absolute isolation the entire time. That was tough. I was thinking that I was going to die. I have lived very well, I have had a wonderful life, but maybe now it’s over. My only problem was leaving my wife alone.” - Antonio Sales Martínez (COVID19 Survivor) How have you been feeling lately? Are you feeling...

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Financial Knowledge & a Financially Secure Life

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Financial Knowledge & A Financially Secure Life Learn to Manage Your Finances “There [are] a lot of things I didn’t know about [financial management], such as credit. I am learning how to manage and budget the money better. Most of my pain comes from the unmanageability of my finances. I almost didn’t come back [to the Financial Literacy workshop] because of the pain around it. That is probably why a lot of people didn’t come back; they felt shame and guilt around their finances.” - Attendee to Financial Literacy Workshop If you are...

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The Benefits of Plan Member Online Registration

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The Benefits of Plan Member Online Registration Accessibility & Your Benefits Coverage Your Group Benefits plan plays a vital role in your and your family's overall health and wellbeing. You should have easy access to your benefits whenever you need them. Online registration to your plan helps you access your coverage easily and better manage your information. • Submitting health claims efficiently; saving significant time. • Learning about your plan coverage; viewing benefits details and balances. • Receiving claims reimbursements faster...

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Being Proactive with Critical Illness Insurance

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Critical Illness insurance is a “Living Benefit,” that provides you with a Tax-Free lump sum payment upon diagnosis of a critical illness. It can be purchased to cover you and your family (children between 15days-17 inclusive) for up to 30 qualifying conditions. The coverage is designed to mitigate financial struggles when an individual is unexpectedly diagnosed with a life-threatening condition such as;

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Being Smart with Your Finances Starts with Understanding Your Retirement Plan & Having an Investment Strategy

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Being Smart with Your Finances Starts with Understanding Your Retirement Plan & Having an Investment Strategy A pension plan is a valuable component to any retirement plan. If you are participating in a pension plan at work, you should be receiving a pension plan statement at least annually from your pension plan provider illustrating the performance of your pension plan. Read your statement carefully, often it will include an estimate of the projected income you could expect at retirement.

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Investing in TFSA: Is It the Right Tool for Your Future Plans?

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The TFSA was introduced to us on January 1, 2009 by the Conservative Government to curb the growing belief that Canadians are becoming inherent spenders, not savers. Since then, the TFSA allows Canadians to contribute in a tax sheltered and ultimately tax-free environment. Any investment growth, interest and capital gains accumulated within the investment are considered effectively “Tax-Free”.

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It`s RRSP Season! | Deadline & Contribution Limit for 2017

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Registered Retirement Savings Plan contributions are arguably one of the most beneficial tax deductions available to Canadians.
RRSP contributions for 2016 must be made by March 1, 2017, and they can be done either in advance or to catch up on a previous year’s available contribution room. Here some information on how to reduce your income tax, and learn more about the maximum contribution limits!

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Are You Just Getting Started? Financial Tips for Young Canadians

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The demographics of Canada are rapidly changing due to the aging Baby Boomers, but what does that mean for the financial wellbeing of other generations, especially Millennials?

We have seen that Millennials are entrepreneurial leaders who are passionate about advancing the economic, social and environmental health of themselves and others. However, unlike other generations, they often start their career with student debt and expensive living costs.

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Lifetime Surviving Spouse Coverage. Facing the Loss and Easing Financial Hardship

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Meghan and Wayne were high school sweethearts and had been together for years before they were married in 2009.
In the year 2014, Meghan decided to get her second degree in early childhood education, planning to be a high school teacher. While she was receiving her full-time education, Wayne was working full-time at a car dealership as a sales representative. The couple didn’t have much savings but they had big hopes for a future.

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Top 3 Myths About Employee Assistance Programs

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Tragic events can happen to anybody; to ourselves, our friends, our family, our children or our colleagues. It is reassuring to know that there is a system in place to help and overcome those difficult times.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides a confidential and voluntary consultation support to employees and their families. It is completely confidential within the limits of the law. The program can be initiated over the phone, by personal appointment or online and self-guided resources.

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