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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

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 South...
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DFSIN Rexdale at the Canada’s Bridal Show

DFSIN Rexdale will be at Canada’s Bridal Show. If you are getting married or know someone who is come by our booth to meet with our advisors Luisa Hrysio and Ron Kent, to enter our trip draw for a $3000 travel gift card. Canada’s Bridal Show is the most renowned Bridal Show, established in 1984...
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Estate Planning for the Young at Heart

For many people, the notion of estate planning is not very exciting. But take a closer look at the subject and you’ll see that it’s actually about keeping as much as possible of your wealth for your loved-ones. Whether you’re starting out in a new career, raising a young family, saving for a child’s education...
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Giving Kids a Financial Head-start

It’s estimated that it costs well over $200,000 to raise a child from birth to age 18, not counting post-secondary education. (MoneySense.ca 2015) So when a new child joins a family, parents and grand-parents tend to think about starting an education fund like a Registered Education Savings Plan. While this is a very practical way...
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Helping Your Parents Create a Legacy for You

A key benefit of having a professional financial services advisor is that we are educated and experienced in innovatively solving our clients’ financial challenges. Oftentimes, I’m presented with situations that require all of my skills to find the best solutions for my clients, and recently one such situation presented itself. Over the years, I’ve provided...
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DFSIN Rexdale, Doing a Small Part to Help Children’s Wishes Come True

The DFSIN Rexdale Financial Center is extremely proud to announce that in 2016 we were a partner with The Hospital Activity Book for Children (www.habfc.com). Recently, the HABFC has announced that by helping create an activity book for their partner, Sick Kids, over $100,000 was raised to help fulfill 10 wishes for children through the...
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Congratulations to Roberto Ciarallo

Congratulations to Roberto Ciarallo, who is one of our Financial Centre’s longest tenured advisors. Roberto recently has become our newest advisor to obtain his Mutual Funds license. We wish him all the best and we know he will advise his clients in investments through mutual funds, with the same passion and dedication as he has...
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Mortgage Insurace through your Bank? Why you may not be as protected as you think

Mortgage insurance: Are you really protected? There’s nothing more exciting than signing the dotted line on your first mortgage. You’re a proud home owner now, with your ownership deed and a lighter wallet as proof. And if you’re like most Canadians, your home will be at the centre of your family and social life. So...
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