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    • Meet the 2019 Scholarship & Bursary Winners
    • Date: June 20 , 2019
    •   J.F. Allen Scholarship Award Winners:   Robert Di Marco, Richview Collegiate Institute, TDSB Sofia Olaizola, Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School, TCDSB Runners Up: Andrew Adam, Meenakshi Andoorveedu, Ethan Bando, Jace Ellis, Alyssa Ferrara, Chloe Halling, Paige McKinley, and Tailai Wang. Teachers Life Bursary Award Winners: Hannah Prieur, E.J. Lajeunesse High School, Windsor, ON, CSC Providence Matthew Milencoff, St. Mary’s High School, Owen Sound, ON, BGCDSB Our scholarships and bursaries are available to Teachers Life policyholders. Log In to Learn More > Log In to Apply
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    • Financial Planning Often Ignores the Insurance Factor
    • Date: April 10 , 2019
    • Three ways life insurance protects families and helps achieve long-term financial goals Financial plans often start with a vision. Many Canadians dream of watching their children in a cap and gown accept a diploma at their college graduation or spending their retirement years in a warmer climate. Companies have marketed financial plans with those dreams in mind. The part that is often missing in those visions are the financial burdens families shoulder in the event of undesirable circumstances. Life insurance as part of a financial plan can mitigate those situations. Just as diversification is a common strategy to mitigate financial risk, select life insurance can provide families with options to alleviate financial stress in the event of an accident, death or serious illness. Statistics show that 1 in 3 working Canadians will become disabled and unable to work for a period lasting longer than 90 days (Statistics Canada, Commissioners disability...
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    • How much coverage is enough?
    • Date: December 20 , 2018
    • “How much coverage is enough?” is one of the most common questions asked by someone considering life insurance. The problem is, there isn’t really a universal solution for everyone – rather, it depends on a wide range of factors, including your age, income, expenses, dependents and overall financial status. According to CNN Money, one rule of thumb people consider is to purchase a policy where the death benefit is 7-10 times the amount of their annual salary. However, CNN quickly recognizes that this rule of thumb is just that – it lacks accuracy. A more appropriate approach is to look at it from the reverse perspective – how much in household expenses your dependents need you to cover and approximately how long. In a Gen Y Money Q&A, The Globe and Mail explored a scenario with this approach: “…if your family needs you to cover at least $2,800 a month...
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    • Money after life: What to do with an inheritance
    • Date: November 21 , 2018
    • When a loved one passes away and leaves behind an inheritance, the decision of what to do with the windfall is often a very difficult one to make. While everyone has a unique financial situation, here are a few potential routes you can take to make the best use of your loved one’s.   Pay off debt More often than not, reducing or eliminating your debt is the safest and most effective use of an inheritance. In the event that you have various debts, or various options for using your inheritance, consider prioritizing debt with the highest interest rate first – credit cards, car loans, etc. Depending on the type of debt you’re carrying and the other options available to you, you may also consider paying a smaller portion of debt off and utilizing some of your inheritance elsewhere.   Help your children If you have children who are dependent,...
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