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True life stories, lessons from a single momma

“She talks about the pain that accompanied the breakdown of her marriage. She talks about the challenges of “moving on.” She talks about re-entering the workforce with four kids (ages 4 to 11) when her previous life experience was focused on motherhood. She talks about how all this affected her relationship with her own parents,…

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COVID-19 vaccine will not compromise your life insurance

“We live in an age of polarization, where people are quick to make up their minds and slow to change their opinion. Even when a point of view has absolutely no basis in reality, people can be reluctant to let go of an idea. There is a rumour going around that taking the COVID-19 vaccine…

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How to live your best financial life

“The very first, most important thing: live within your means. As Charles Dickens wrote, “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.” Protect your finances from catastrophic health events. Buy term insurance when you are young and have mortgages…

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Your family deserves proper insurance protection

“Creditor insurance is better than no insurance at all, but that’s like saying flip flops in winter are better than no boots at all. It might be true, but just go get some proper winter boots. If you have insurance on your mortgage and you are in good health do yourself a big favour and…

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The things we don’t get around to

Hey, I get it, when you are young there are things to do. I was once young myself. But compound interest doesn’t care about why, it only cares about when. Get started making smart decisions about money as soon as possible. Brad Brain_ The things we don’t get around to _ Alaska Highway News  

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What keeps you up at night?

What keeps me up at night? That’s easy. I worry about what will happen for my family after I am no longer around. Brad Brain_ What keeps you up at night_ _ Alaska Highway News

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Monday Morning, 7:00AM

It’s 7:00 a.m. on a crisp, cloudless Monday in early March. The sun is just coming up, and it’s going to be a beautiful day. It’s that wonderful time of the morning when you have the whole day ahead of you, at that wonderful time of the year when spring is right around the corner….

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Mortgage Insurance vs. Life Insurance

Often when a person borrows money the lending institution will ask, and sometimes even insist, the borrower buy life or disability insurance to cover the loan.    It’s important to know that you aren’t required to purchase the insurance from the lending institution.  In fact, it’s illegal for a financial institution to insist that you…

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“I Wish I Had Bought Disability Insurance”

Most people do not spend a lot of time worrying about bad things happening to them. If I were to tell you that one in three people will get cancer you might be inclined to think, “Wow, that’s quite a number. I feel sorry for those people. Cancer is a terrible thing.” In other words,…

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