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    • How Educators Balance Work and Life
    • Date: July 02 , 2020
    • A Healthy Balance COVID-19 meant big changes for everyone. Suddenly we all were working from our living rooms. Not only that - we had to share that living room with spouses and kids! At Teachers Life, we were curious how our Members were coping with these changes. We also wanted to know their tips for managing work and family while stuck at home. So, we ran a contest to see who had the best advice for maintaining a healthy balance while working from home. Read the advice from our winning entries:  
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    Financial Basics for Young Adults
    • Financial Planning Basics for Young Adults
    • Date: June 25 , 2020
    • At Teachers Life, one of our communication goals as a financial service provider, is to also provide helpful financial tips and education for our Members – and all Canadians - including youth.  Financial literacy is important at all ages, but you could argue, most critical while you are starting your adult life and taking financial planning, saving and spending responsibilities for the first time.  A healthy approach to all three areas is key to a financial secure future. In this 4-part blog series, Laura Osborne, a young adult in her final year at McGill University is exploring what young adults (and their parents) need to know about to take control of their financial future. So where do we start?  I’m in my early twenties, finishing my final year of my undergraduate degree at McGill University.  Financial planning and saving seem like luxuries at this stage in my life.  But, as...
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    • 9 Insurance Terms Everyone Should Know
    • Date: April 27 , 2020
    • Financial planning can be confusing. If you’re just starting out in your career, recently got married or are currently growing your family – you know you need to review your financial plan. Sometimes the language that insurance companies (and insurance policies!) use can be overwhelming. But don’t industry terminology prevent you from getting the secure financial protection your family needs. Here is a starter guide to insurance terms to help break through the jargon: Policyholder: The person who owns an insurance policy. It’s important to remember that the person who owns the policy is not necessary the person who is insured by the policy.   Premiums: The amount you pay to buy insurance. The premium is usually paid monthly, quarterly or annually. The amount of your premium may change over time.   Term Life: A type of life insurance that provides coverage for a set period of time. The period...
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    • Staying Positive While Staying Home
    • Date: March 26 , 2020
    • During this extraordinary time, most Canadians who can stay home, are doing just that. Some of us are missing being at work, hanging with friends and going to favourite exercise classes. But don’t think of being at home as being boring. There are a lot of things we can all do to stay social and healthy right in our own spaces. Here are 4 ways to stave off boredom and stay in good health when you’re stuck inside: Work up a Sweat – After a long day of working from your kitchen table or wrestling with your children, take an hour to work on your own fitness. Physical exercise keeps our bodies fit and goes a long way to improving our mental well-being - it helps reduce depression and anxiety and boosts your body’s ability to manage stress. And it can give us the feeling of excitement that’s harder to...
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