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3 Government Disability Plans That May Not Protect You Like You Think

3 Government Disability Plans That May Not Protect You Like You Think Over the years, many people have told me that they felt income protection – “disability insurance” – wasn’t a priority. They believed that they were already covered by Employment Insurance, by “worker’s compensation” though the Workplace Safety Insurance Board or the Canada Pension...
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Taking Time Critical Thinking

Critical illness insurance may not be what many people believe. There is a misconception that it is a financial benefit covered by our provincial health care plans. This couldn’t be further from the truth; governments do not pay us when/if we become critically ill, we have to manage our own financial affairs.
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DFSIN Rexdale Award Winner: Maria Raso

Every year Desjardin Financial Security Independent Network’s top advisors attend our annual Kickoff Conference where the country’s top advisors our honored and celebrated, and develop our skills.
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Celebrating the Best and Brightest of the Rexdale DFSIN Centre

Every year Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network’s top advisors attend our annual Kickoff Conference where the country’s top advisors our honored and celebrated, and develop our skills. Congratulations to all the qualifiers from the DFSIN Rexdale Centre; Ian Gawel, Maria Raso, Jackie Yao, Liz Viveiros, Syed Tirmizi, Orlando Ali Jr., Orlando Ali Sr., Jean-Francois Rousseau and...
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Retirement Planning? Keep calm and carrying on

The primary source of retirement income for the majority of Canadians who are nearing retirement will be personal savings. This is especially important because evidence is showing that government pensions will not be enough. But things haven’t been easy for investors because of the market turbulence of the last several years. It’s for this reason...
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A Cancer Survivor’s Story as Told by His Son

In the summer of 2014 Orlando Ali, Sr. – my father – the managing director of a Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network financial centre got the news that everyone dreads hearing; he had cancer. Now, this wasn’t a huge surprise because Orlando comes from a huge family of nine siblings; and between both his parents,...
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Taking Some Time for Critical Thinking

by Kusum Sen Critical illness insurance may not be what many people believe. There is a misconception that it is a financial benefit covered by our provincial health care plans. This couldn’t be further from the truth; governments do not pay us when/if we become critically ill, we have to manage our own financial affairs. In...
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