The Importance of a Will

The Importance of a Will

You might be surprised to learn how many people do not have a will. In March, 2012 a poll conducted by Harris/Decima revealed that 31 per cent of Canadians between the ages of 45 and 64 don’t have a will. Many people would be concerned with that statistic, but others would say, ‘Who cares, I’m … Continue reading

Is your retirement at risk from illness?

Is your retirement at risk from illness?

You’ve spent years saving, doing the right thing and taking care to think about the long-term. And yet … what would happen if you were to get sick? Would you dip into your retirement savings to cover costs or unplanned medical expenses? Would you have to work longer once you were back on your feet … Continue reading

Selling Your Home

Selling Your Home

Decide when to sell: In real estate, timing can influence your home’s selling price. Factors like how quickly you need to sell, whether it’s a buyers or sellers market and seasonality all play a role in your home’s final selling price. Determine your home’s asking price: The right asking price will attract buyers and pay … Continue reading

Park it or Drive it

Park it or Drive it

You have been an exemplary driver for 50 years time comes to consider letting someone else do the driving for you; an encouraging exercise would be to examine the dollars and cents. It costs a lot to operate a car in Vancouver. You own a late model sedan. You buy annual auto insurance policy. There … Continue reading

Alzheimer And Personality Changes

Alzheimer And Personality Changes

Since Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease, it affects all aspects of a person’s mental ability. A person’s thinking, reasoning, and memory are affected, and also their personality. What does it mean to have a changed personality? Well, for as many different personality traits a person could have and does have, before the disease, … Continue reading

What Is A Funeral Director?

What Is A Funeral Director?

People know that a funeral home and its funeral directors assist families with preparing and providing final services, whether they are in the form of a funeral, memorial service, graveside service or direct cremation. But they do not know what a funeral director is and who they are as individual people. A funeral director is … Continue reading