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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

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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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KongZhong announces the WAR SAGA Brand, creating China’s leading military o...

04/20/14 12:00 am

KongZhong announces the WAR SAGA Brand, creating China’s leading military online game platform PR Newswire BEIJING, April 20, 2014 BEIJING, April 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — KongZhong Corporation (KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today has officially announced, the “WAR SAGA” brand, “the leading brand for online military games [...]

Global Sodium Chlorate Industry & China Ammonium Molybdate Market Analy...

04/19/14 9:01 pm

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 20, 2014 The Global and China Sodium Chlorate Industry is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Sodium Chlorate industry in Global and China. The report provides a basic overview of the industry, including definitions, applications and industry chain structure. Global market analysis and Chinese domestic market [...] Graceful 2014 Prom Dresses Online For Sale

04/19/14 9:01 pm

(PRWEB) April 20, 2014, the distinguished wedding dress manufacturer and retailer, has recently announced its new collection of prom dresses online. The company wants to offer more graceful items for worldwide consumers. Also, the company is now offering big discounts on these new arrivals. The special offer will be valid until May 4, 2014. [...]

Following Is a Test Release

04/19/14 9:00 pm

Following Is a Test Release PR Newswire Apr. 20                              TESTING – TESTING – TESTING                           TESTING – TESTING – TESTING               &n...

U.S. Real Estate Shows Stark Improvements This Week

04/19/14 8:10 pm

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 19, 2014 Economics announcements were great positive for the housing market this week. As shown on, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Housing Market Index index rose, mortgage applications surged, building permits slid but housing starts still increased. Lastly, initial jobless claims remained very low, as well as continuing [...]

Celtic Cross Meaning: Top Cross Pendant Designs Announced by Irish Jewelry ...

04/19/14 8:00 pm

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 20, 2014 Ireland, the 'Land of Saints and Scholars', is a known as a country rich in craftsmanship and a strong monastic tradition. As a legacy of this rich cultural heritage, leading Irish jewelry store ‘Celtic Promise‘ has curated a collection of beautiful Celtic Cross and Irish Cross pendants for [...]

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation – EVENING LOTTERY WINNING NUMBERS – ...

04/19/14 7:43 pm

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation – EVENING LOTTERY WINNING NUMBERS – Wheel of Fortune Canada NewsWire TORONTO, April 19, 2014 TORONTO, April 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Saturday                         19/04/2014 LOTTO 6/49 estimated jackpot $10 million 6, 15, 40, 41, 42 & 44. Bonus 4 LOTTO [...]

Discounted Prom Gowns For Sale At Leading Online Shop

04/19/14 7:05 pm

(PRWEB) April 20, 2014 Recently,, a leading online supplier of wedding dresses and women’s special occasion outfits, has revealed its new range of prom dresses for the global market. Also, the company has launched a special offer on these new products. Now, worldwide clients can buy discounted prom gowns at its website. According to [...]

Cheap Auto Parts for Ford, Dodge and Chevy Vehicles Now for Sale at Automot...

04/19/14 7:00 pm

Midland, TX (PRWEB) April 19, 2014 The new methods of distributing automotive parts to national buyers at the Auto Pros USA company has helped to create new price points for inventory for sale. A new supply of cheap auto parts for Ford, Chevy and Dodge motor vehicles is now promoted online at The discounted [...]

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New York Pediatrician says Frequent School Moves can Affect Child’s Mental ...

By fishbat Dr. Demetrios Gabriel, formerly of Gabriel Pediatrics discusses the negative effects that changing schools can have on a child’s mental health in response to an article published by the Washington Post on April 14th Brooklyn, NY / / ACCESSWIRE / April 20, 2014 / Dr. Dem...

Gettry Marcus CPA, P.C. Shares Information on Proper Reporting of Health In...

By fishbat Gettry Marcus, a leading business valuation firm, provides information on how employers should report health insurance coverage Woodbury, NY / / ACCESSWIRE / April 20, 2014 / Leading business valuation firm Gettry Marcus CPA, P.C., shares information on the proper metho...

Founded by Azzam Elder, Halo-Bloom, LLC Continues to Offer Premier Global B...

The business and investment advisory services offered by Halo-Bloom, LLC and founder Azzam Elder are continuing to gain international prestige in the business world. DEARBORN, MI, April 20, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — Achieving local success as a respected trial attorney and achieving global business ...

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By Mina Mar Group Cash Now – Cash Now Plus – Cash Now USA – Miro-Zecevic-Andrea-Zecevic April 15, 2014 / TORONTO, Canada Cash Now ( Miro-Zecevic-Andrea-Zecevic a Canadian based online payday loan company that was pioneered in 1999 has been sold. Miro-Zecevic – Andrea Zecevic – ex CEO ...

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By Paul Howard April 19, 2014 / has just released their “how to get rid of acne scars report which can be seen here. If you have tried all the so called best acne scar treatment products be sure to check out this report which is free for consumers. has Highl...

Victoria Gold Announces Changes to its Board of Directors

By Victoria Gold Corp. Toronto, ON / ACCESSWIRE / April 19, 2014 / Victoria Gold Corp. (“Victoria” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: VIT-V) reports that Edward Dowling has stepped down from the Company’s Board of Directors effective April 17, 2014. Mr. Dowling will be focussing on his duties in relation to ...

JMR Graphics Comments on an Article Discussing The Lego Movie’s Digital Bil...

By fishbat Nationwide car wraps manufacturer JMR Graphics responds to an article discussing the new out-of-home promotional campaign for ‘The Lego Movie’ in Australia BOHEMIA, NY / / ACCESSWIRE / April 19, 2014 / JMR Graphics, a nationwide car wraps manufacturer, comments on a...

Brooklyn Pediatrician Comments on Report Stating Longer TV Hours Means Less...

By fishbat Responding to an article posted on Medical News Today, Dr. Demetrios Gabriel formerly of Gabriel Pediatrics says that sleep deprivation for children can be detrimental to their physical and mental health as their bodies and mind are developing fast Brooklyn, NY / / ACCE...

Ramsell and Associates, LLC, Announces Release of Illinois DUI Law and Prac...

Ramsell and Associates, LLC, is pleased to announce the publication of the Illinois DUI Law and Practice Guidebook, which is written by attorney Donald J. Ramsell. NAPERVILLE, IL, April 19, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — Ramsell and Associates, LLC, is pleased to announce the release of the 2014 edition ...

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