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Providing For Disabled Children

04/14/14 8:56 am

Having a disabled child is a both a blessing and a burden and about which most of us have no real idea.  One of the concerns parent share is how to assure enough money for the child beyond their own death. In Canada, a recent (2007) initiative is the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)  This […]

Would You Accept a Bar Code Implant?

04/11/14 1:25 pm

In a perfect world, universal implantation of the implantable microchip radio frequency identification device (RFID) is activated by a chip reader. It is tamper-proof, practically undetectable and indestructible, and is implanted under the skin.  This device as claimed would be used only for legitimate, legal and noble purpose, could make life better for all of […]

Using your equity

04/09/14 11:30 pm

Using your equity Is it time to renovate that kitchen or put an addition on your home? Or maybe you’re tired of paying those high-interest credit cards. Or you’re considering purchasing an investment property. If you’re self-employed, you might need a cash infusion. So where do you get the money? Well, if you have enough […]

Regulation Feels Good, But

04/07/14 4:10 pm

The need for regulation of financial advisors arises from an abdication of responsibility by the people who may suffer the greatest cost.  That cannot end well. There are two thoughts that matter. The client is the sole planner, everyone else is a helper.  If the client cannot prepare their own plans, at least in general, […]

Companies Can Mitigate Risk in a Risky Business En...

04/04/14 1:02 pm

Companies Can Mitigate Risk In a Risky Business Environment C0mplicating the current credit crunch crisis and worldwide economic downturn is the fact that some 75% of emerging markets have a political risk rating of medium high or extremely high.   This is critical information to North American- and Europe-based business involved in and interested in expanding […]

A Cruel Choice

04/02/14 12:43 pm

Why pay attention to convergence?  Maybe because it matters, as in “poorly handled it might kill you.” People have known for some time that retirement is life-threatening.  Some professions more than others, but no one is immune.  I once had a client ask if she could collect on newly-retired husband’s life insurance if she killed […]

Do Zombies Need Estate Planning?

04/01/14 1:02 pm

You might be a zombie…if you mindlessly expect: the government to provide for your family when you die your family will respect and understand your final wishes you don’t know why you need a will and powers of attorney Don’t walk around like the walking dead. Instead, use this checklist to assess your risk of […]

Google stock split

03/31/14 7:45 am

As you may have heard Google stock will be splitting next week. Thanks to some corporate maneuvering, shareholders will be getting a new class of stock that may occupy a different line on their portfolios. Google is technically initiating a stock dividend, which will issue a new class of shares, C shares, to current holders […]

Business Owner Succession Planning—Don’t Put It Of...

03/28/14 10:32 am

Canadians are aging and Canadian entrepreneurs are aging even faster. According to the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, over the next 12 years, more than half of the country’s medium sized business owners are expected to retire. In Southern Ontario, it is expected that more than 64% will need to retire in less […]

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Guildhall Diamonds – Launches shiny new alternativ...

Shine bright like a diamond. Why pay good money for good diamonds? white diamonds, yellow, diamonds, green diamonds, blue diamonds or red. The markets may go up and down and with it fortunes and lifetime savings are crushed or diminished. There is a good reason for not putting your eggs in one basket.  Some say” […]

Best Rate Around – Tax-Free Savings Account

A great and smart idea that needs better marketing. This simple concept of Best Rate Around is unique in concept and may be a cute play on words; but it really means business, big business, big enough that the big banks make a tidy some off each and every year. Now something new Tax-Free Savings […]

Tax Free Profit Extraction Using Life Insurance

A tax avoidance strategy has been growing in popularity in recent years. Although CRA has been aware of the strategy for over ten years, its increase in popularity and the Federal government’s current focus on reforming the taxation of insurance means that the life of the strategy may be coming to an end. There are […]


  Mindset Definition:  A fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person’s responses to and interpretations of situations.  What is your mindset around money? Here are five quick questions, answer them truthfully.  Then ask yourself is my debt a result of circumstances or poor decision making. Are you honest with yourself and/or your spouse […]

Financial Advertising

Everything you wanted to know about financial advertising and the Canadian financial and investment marketplace. The MONEY Media Kit is now available for 2014 and showcased is The MONEY Vertical affectionately known as the 5 Pronged Marketing Attack. Learn more about MONEY - Personal Finance and Financial Literacy. Premium financial companies find out how to attract and retain the attention of your exact target market and never lose it. Differentiation in products, services help but the advice c...

Confessions of a CFP: You may need a second mortga...

                  As a financial planner clients come and see me for a variety of reasons from investment advice to debt consolidations. On a good day clients can bring me a big lump sum of money to invest and on a bad day clients can be in my […]

The Mortgage Killer – NPA and the big banks Secret...

The Mortgage Killer - Debt Reduction and Mortgage Elimination - I am a believer a former mortgage broker, financial services executive and industry specialist. In some cases help in the form of tax and credit relief can go a long way with Canadians in trouble or heading for it. One of many ways to reduce debts and plan for success is a windfall or inheritance or a community card. Mortgage Brokers in Canada fill part of the role and a real specialist should be able to make up the gap. A represent...

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AutoZone to Attend Upcoming International Council of Shopping Centers’ 2014...

04/21/14 4:00 am

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) today announced it will be an exhibitor in the leasing mall at the International Council of Shopping Centers’ 2014 RECon – The Global Real Estate Convention, to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 18th – 20th, 2014. [...]

Iridium Announces Release Date for First-Quarter 2014 Financial Results

04/21/14 4:00 am

MCLEAN, Va., April 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) (“Iridium”) will host a conference call on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) to discuss the Company’s first-quarter 2014 financial results. In advance of the call on May 1, 2014, Iridium will issue its first-quarter 2014 earnings press release, [...]

Kratos Receives $9.5 Million Mass Transportation Security Contract Award

04/21/14 4:00 am

SAN DIEGO, April 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Public Safety & Security (PSS) Division recently received a $9.5 million change order under one of its existing critical infrastructure security system contracts. Under the contract modification award, Kratos will [...]

Response Genetics Enters Next Generation Sequencing Market With Proprietary...

04/21/14 4:00 am

LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Response Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:RGDX), a company focused on the development and sale of molecular diagnostic tests that help determine a patient’s response to cancer therapy, today announced execution of an exclusive commercial agreement with the Knight Diagnostic Laboratories at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) for a [...]

Plug Power Hosts Conference Call to Discuss April Business Update

04/21/14 4:00 am

LATHAM, N.Y., April 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Plug Power Inc. (Nasdaq:PLUG), a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions, will host a conference call today where company President and CEO Andy Marsh will provide a business update. To date, Plug Power has closed 9 GenKey deals, totaling almost $80 million in bookings. GenKey is [...]

IHT Results Improve $235,000; IBC Grows to 3,100 Hotels Worldwide

04/21/14 4:00 am

PHOENIX, April 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — InnSuites Hospitality Trust reported Consolidated Net Loss was $841,000 for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2014 compared to $1,076,000 in the prior year, an improvement of over $235,000 or 22%. Included is non-cash depreciation expense of approximately $1.8 million for each fiscal year. For the 2014 Fiscal [...]

Birch Communications to Acquire Cbeyond

04/21/14 4:00 am

ATLANTA, April 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Birch Communications, Inc., a leading provider of business focused communications, cloud and managed services based in Atlanta and Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), the technology ally to small and mid-sized businesses also based in Atlanta, jointly announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Birch will [...]

Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Induction Ceremony & Concert TV Show Return...

04/21/14 4:00 am

NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Induction Ceremony & Concert Television Show returns to New York City taping on May 19th in Midtown Manhattan. Tickets go on-sale Thursday April 24th after the kick-off press conference. The show will be co-hosted by the legendary female MC Roxanne [...]

Oxford Immunotec receives 2014 Queen’s Award for Enterprise

04/21/14 4:00 am

OXFORD, United Kingdom and MARLBOROUGH, Mass., April 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Oxford Immunotec Global PLC (Nasdaq:OXFD) today announced that it has received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the UK’s highest accolade in business success. The Queen’s Awards are designed to recognise and encourage the achievements by businesses in the UK in the fields [...]

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By fishbat, an art school directory, explains why the demand for copywriting is soaring BOHEMIA, NY / / ACCESSWIRE / April 21, 2014 /, a leading online art school directory, explains why the demand for copywriting is soaring. Recently, the demand fo...

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By fishbat Nationwide vehicle wraps manufacturer JMR Graphics responds to an article discussing how oOh! Media is promoting the release of the new Hunger Games DVD with outdoor advertising BOHEMIA, NY / / ACCESSWIRE / April 21, 2014 / JMR Graphics, a nationwide vehicle wraps manuf...

Reboot Marketing LLC Offers DVD Access in Honor of Earth Day 2014

By Accesswire-MM Reboot Marketing is offering complimentary access to its Off-Grid Living DVD for a limited time in honor of Earth Day 2014.   Nashville, Tenn., United States / ACCESSWIRE / April 21st, 2014 / In honor of Earth Day 2014, Nashville, Tenn.-based Reboot Marketing LLC will offer com...

Trilive @ Kovan, Highline Residences and Kallang Riverside Set to Launch 2n...

After decline is new home sales for 1st quarter 2014, sales are expected to pick up as developers start to roll out their new launches. Some of the upcoming in the pipeline include Highline Residences, Trilive, Coco Palms @ Pasir Ris etc. SINGAPORE, April 21, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — New private ho...

Tips for Reducing Your Energy Bills This Summer from Overhead Door of Tampa

Your garage can be a major contributor to high energy bills during the Tampa summer, according to this Tampa garage door repair company. TAMPA, FL, April 21, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — During the summer, Tampa garage doors are notorious for leaking cooled air and creating intensely hot air that is st...

Stamford Agrees to pay $230,000 for Incident of Police Brutality Against No...

The City of Stamford has agreed to pay a Norwalk woman $230,000 as the result of a 2009 case of police brutality. BRIDGEPORT, CT, April 21, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — The City of Stamford has agreed to pay a Norwalk woman $230,000 as the result of a 2009 case of police brutality. Atty. Antonio Ponver...

Peter Publishing Newly Created DpaContactUs Contact Us Form Foils Hackers a...

By Accesswire-MM Due to the high number of hackers and spammers, dpaContactUs, a Contact Us Form was developed by Peter Publishing so that webmasters can protect their websites and their visitors from breaches of privacy and annoying practices.   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / ACCESSWIRE / April 21st...

Meridian Leasing Goes Live with LeaseWave from Odessa Technologies

Meridian Leasing Corporation (“Meridian”), one of the largest independent lessors in the IT industry, has gone live with LeaseWave, the lease management suite provided by Odessa Technologies, Inc. (“Odessa”). PHILADELPHIA, PA, April 21, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — Meridian Leasing Corporation (“Meridi...

Agilix xLi Platform Expedites Time to Market for Next Generation Learning S...

The extensible learning infrastructure enables learning solution vendors, publishers, content providers, and educational application developers to bring next-gen products and solutions to market OREM, UT, April 21, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — Agilix xLi, the “extensible learning infrastructure” by Agi...

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