Articles tagged with: Investments

Segregated Funds Are Enjoying Renewed Popularity

on Monday, 15 June 2015. Posted in Investments, Blog

Life insurance companies’ segregated (or seg) fund offerings augment traditional mutual funds with insurance contracts. Combined advantages boast potential investment growth plus insurance protection with guaranteed principal and death benefits.

This March’s $243 million net sales set the highest monthly record since February 2012, reports Desjardins Securities. That compares to $144.1 million for March 2014. As investors seek portfolio stability, seg fund sales may continue climbing. Total net assets were $113.1 billion by March 2015, up from the previous March’s $104.3 billion, according to Investor Economics.

Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs)

on Wednesday, 17 October 2012. Posted in Investments, Blog

Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPP) Act was approved on June 28, 2012 in order to help Canadians save for retirement.

TFSA's vs. RRSP's

Written by Michelle Lecky on Tuesday, 09 October 2012. Posted in Investments, Blog

Ever since the tax-free savings account (TFSA) and the registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) were introduced to the Canadian financial landscape, individuals have been plagued with the issue of where to park their funds. Both of these vehicles offer tax savings, but which is better? The answer is there is no answer. There are a few questions you can ask yourself to determine which one is appropriate for you.

Giving back through charitable investments

Written by Hugh Brown on Tuesday, 02 October 2012. Posted in Investments, Blog

Making charitable donations is a fulfilling way to give back. Few people know, however, that you may utilize your investment vehicles and life insurance policies to do so.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Written by Pira Pathmanathan on Tuesday, 31 July 2012. Posted in Investments, Blog

Win the Lottery

It’s a problem most of us may only ever dream of having. We all think about the vacations we would take, the fancy cars we would buy, and the nice homes we could finally afford. But what if we actually won? Would it be as simple as claiming our winnings and heading to the nearest Porsche dealership? Probably not.