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Insurance & the Stages of Life

Michael McCombie from The Co-operators shared the insurance you need to consider for different stages in life. Coming from a financial advisor, these are some pretty valuable tips! Shoot Michael an email if you have any more questions related to this at michael_mccombie@cooperators.ca.

The Stages of Life & The Insurance Associated With Them

Stage 1- Getting Married and Buying your First Home
– This is the perfect time to set up a Term Life for you and your spouse. At The Co-operators we offer a variety of different Term lengths that can fit into almost any budget
– You should also be aware of the differences between Mortgage Insurance through the Bank’s and Term Life Insurance through The Co-operators. See attached documents

Stage 2- Starting your own dream business
– A very important product at this stage is Critical Illness insurance. Critical Illness insurance covers such things as Cancer, Heart Attack, Stroke, etc.. It allows a business owner to focus on recovering from an illness and not have to worry about the business surviving at the same time.
– Another important product is Disability Insurance for both Injury and Illness. This will allow you to continue to earn a salary while you are disabled or ill
– If you are in a partnership or have multiple owners, this would be a good time to look at Life Insurance to cover a Buy-Sell Agreement between partners.

Stage 3- Growing your Family (Having Kids)
– This is the time you should be sitting down with your Financial Advisor to complete a financial Life Insurance plan. Once you have kids this is the time you need to start thinking about covering off more than just your mortgage. You want to cover off such things as Income Replacement, Educational costs, as well as your Mortgage and any other debts
– At The Co-operators we also have some great products for children:
o Whole Life Headstart- This is a Permanent Life Insurance product that has investment growth allowing the policy to grow over time.
o Critical Illness Headstart- This is a critical Illness policy that will cover your child if they were to become seriously ill and allow a parent to take a year off to care for the ill child without having to worry about financial stress.

Stage 4- Setting up Final Expenses
– Once your Temporary needs no longer exist (Mortgage, Child Expenses, etc) this is the time to set up Permanent Life Insurance to cover off your final expenses and to leave some tax free money to your children.

First Time Homebuyer Seminars

BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME? I’VE GOT ANSWERS.

Join us and learn more about: what you need to know to buy your first home
FTHB FEB 26 2015Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Wharncliffe and Commissioners, 515 Wharncliffe Rd S, London
RSVP by contacting: Samantha Levac at 519-661-1312 or samantha.levac@rbc.com
Please RSVP by: Wednesday, February 25, 2015



FTHB FEB 28 2015Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Wharncliffe and Commissioners Branch, 515 Wharncliffe Rd S, London
RSVP by contacting: Samantha Levac at 519-661-1312 or samantha.levac@rbc.com
Please RSVP by: Friday, February 27, 2015

Mortgage Specialist

John Couture RBC Mortgage BrokerOur presenter this week was John Couture, a Mobile Mortgage Specialist with Royal Bank. He had us do a friendly competition that involved the group going head to head with one another and answer some tricky questions.

Here are two of the questions he gave us. Don’t peak until you’ve answered the question!

Question: What is the minimum down payment required to buy a home you wish to live in, and what is the minimum if you want to avoid default insurance (aka CMHC) fees?

Answer: 5% minimum, 20% to avoid additional fees

Question: What is the minimum downpayment required to buy a home you wish to live in, and what is the minimum if you want to avoid default insurance (aka CMHC) fees?

Answer: 5% minimum, 20% to avoid additional fees

 If you want to learning more about John and pick his brain, shoot him an email .

John Couture | Mobile Mortgage Specialist | Royal Bank of Canada |

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