Personal Finance / 7 posts found

Smart About Managing Debt

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Almost everyone who has debt think about it frequently. In fact, debt is blamed for millions of days off work every year, and general feeling of sickness for many others.

These are many symptoms of stress that can manifest itself in your life. It can manifest itself as headaches, inability to sleep, feeling depressed and irritable, with an inability to concentrate on what you are doing. Check with yourself if these symptoms are cause by excessive debt. If you are thinking about it constantly, then it is a problem.

Three Problems with Mortgage Insurance

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In Canada, when you took out a mortgage, you may remember the lender asking you if you wanted a mortgage payment protection insurance. Most probably, you glazed over it as expensive and unnecessary. However, insuring your mortgage is extremely important as it can mean the difference between keeping a roof over your head or having your home repossessed. However, insuring your mortgage is best not done with a mortgage insurance, but rather with a life insurance – and here is why.

Four Considerations before Buying a House

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Mistakes can be very costly when it comes to buying a house. Many unscrupulous mortgage brokers would too often convince the homebuyer to spend more and buy a bigger house. This leaves little room for financial maneuver as other costs grow with time making the house not affordable.

What people forget is that mortgage brokers are sales people: they have quotas to fill and a commission to make.

Buying a house requires proper planning, and here are four main consideration to help guide you safely to the home you desire.

Hiring for More than Skills and Knowledge

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It is a common mistake for the hiring manager in any company to consider only skills and knowledge at the interview. After all this is what the resume reflects, and job description describes. However, it is also common that after a few months, or even a few weeks from the hiring, it becomes apparent that the hiring was a mistake. This may be often too familiar, and often a costly mistake especially for small businesses. Therefore, what else should the hiring manager consider during the interview and screening process? It is missing two other factors: personal characteristics and motivation.

Smart About Term Insurance

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Term life insurance is “pure insurance” because when it only provides a death benefit to the beneficiaries. In contrast, permanent insurance such as whole life, and universal life, has cash value, but makes is more expensive. Term insurance is less expensive because it provides a specific death benefit, without the costs of an embedded investment.

5 Myths About Life Insurance

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There are a lot of myths and misconceptions when it comes to life insurance. It is always best not to assume certain myths as facts. Mistakes made when buying life insurance have long-lasting consequences, which may not be fixed.

You need to choose the life insurance that is right for you. Thus, it is best to avoid these five common myths:

Life Insurance – Do You Really Need It?

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Does your family depend on you financially? This is especially important if you are the sole breadwinner of the family. In case your family depends on you, then you need to know that your family is taken care of, if you pass away prematurely, or if you outlive your retirement benefits. With today’s weak economy, more and more people have been trying to “cut corners” to help save on their budgets. However, saving on life insurance premiums could be jeopardising your family’s future.