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    • Our Top 5 TV Teachers
    • Date: January 27 , 2015
    • Educators in popular culture sometimes play second rank to the young characters that they teach. We’re bringing our favourite TV Teachers into the limelight. From classic to new, these television shows would not be the same without the wisdom, guidance and comedic relief these educators bring to the table. The Imaginative Teacher: Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus This unconventional elementary school teacher might seem frazzled but upon closer inspection you’d find her cool, calm, and imaginative. A true classic, Ms. Frizzle was inventing creative and fun lesson plans decades before Pinterest. She’s wacky, free-spirited and extremely intelligent which shows as she leads her students into scientific adventures with her flying, shrinking, morphing magical school bus. The Disciplinarian: Mrs. Krabappel from The Simpsons Not all teachers have their pick of the litter, and Mrs. Krabappel lucked out with Bart Simpson. Known best for her jaded attitude, we salute Edna for managing...
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    Isn't having savings enough
    • Isn’t Having Savings Enough?
    • Date: January 19 , 2015
    • If you’re like most financially savvy planners you likely have a sum of money put away in a savings account or RRSP. Many of us save for retirement, for our children’s education, or for the unexpected rainy day. Some financial advisors recommend having enough savings to cover 6 months of your expenses, but should you extend your saving habits to further cover your family’s future? When considering buying a life insurance policy, isn’t having savings enough? You might think having a savings account with a large sum of money put away is enough to replace a life insurance policy. Of course you have the benefit of keeping the money you’ve set aside every month, no matter what, and some interest on your investment. That’s exactly the distinction you need to make between life insurance and a savings plan; savings accounts and investments are plants to grow your money, while insurance...
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    • Reading Roundup: Must-Read Books to Read over the Break
    • Date: December 26 , 2014
    • School’s out! It’s time to put your feet up and enjoy some mindful entertainment. We’ve rounded up a list of must-reads for teachers to delve into over the holidays. Wrap your hands around a mug of hot cider and settle in, these reads will captivate you from cover to cover. The Children Act by Ian McEwan Follow Fiona Maye, a High Court judge, as she immerses herself in an especially challenging case. Maye presides over the Family Court case as a distraction from her own family strife. But her marital dilemma stays with her as she fights to solve the case of a 17-year-old boy who requires live saving medical treatment, treatment his parents refuse to allow due to religious beliefs.   The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change by Adam Braun The incredible story of Adam Braun and the organization he founded, Pencils for Promise....
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    • When Is The Right Time To Buy Life Insurance?
    • Date: December 19 , 2014
    • You know life insurance is a good idea - but when is the right time to buy life insurance. You may be on the verge of closing on your first home. Maybe you’ve started planning for retirement. Perhaps you’re young & single. At what stage in your life do you check off the life insurance box? Should you wait till you have children? Till you’ve reached a certain age? There is no hard and fast rule about when to purchase your life insurance policy. But there are benefits at every stage. When deciding on the best time that fits your lifestyle, remember it’s less about hitting a certain age or milestone and more about tailoring your coverage to your needs. So when is the right time to buy life insurance? Single & Successful Life insurance exists to protect and assist your loved ones. And that doesn’t necessarily mean a partner...
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