Category Archives: Will & Estate Planning

The Joy of Giving Back

By Karin Mizgala, co-founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada I think it’s safe to say that 2020 is a year none of us will forget. And even though we are optimistically making our way forward, the uncomfortable truth has settled … Continue reading

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Should You Help Your Kids Buy a Home? 3 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Before You Ante Up

By Karin Mizgala, co-founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada     Buying a home, especially for first time buyers, has  become increasingly challenging over the last decades. In 1985, according to the Toronto Estate Board, the average home in the city … Continue reading

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Second Time Around? 5 Things You Need to Know about Marriage and Money

By Karin Mizgala, Co-Founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada Almost thirty-five per cent of married Canadians are married for the second or even third time. And while it would be nice to believe that the experience of divorce improves chances … Continue reading

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How to Manage Your Inheritance

By Karin Mizgala, Co-Founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada Canada is on the verge of a colossal transfer of wealth from one generation to the next. Baby Boomers are expected to inherit roughly $750 billion by 2026; the largest shift of … Continue reading

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How to Make the Most of Your Inheritance

By Janet Gray, B.A., B.Admin, CFP®, CHS, EPC, CPCA Waiting for an inheritance is not a solid financial plan. But the fact is, Stats Canada reports that the total net worth of Canadians 65 or older is $2.30-billion, and much of … Continue reading

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Choosing the right executor for your estate

By Noel D’Souza, P.Eng, CFP® Appointing an executor for your estate shouldn’t be stressful, but it does require thoughtful consideration. To begin you should understand what the executor will be called upon to do. As you would expect, your executor’s … Continue reading

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Estate planning – what happens if I die without a will?

Estate planning may sound grand, but it just means that you have made plans for what you want to happen when you die, if you are incapacitated, or near death. Essentially, it’s a gift you can prepare while you’re alive … Continue reading

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Who will speak for you when you can no longer speak for yourself?

The Executor An executor is the person you appoint to carry out the instructions of your Will. The biggest mistake people make regarding their Will (besides not having one at all!), is not choosing the right person to be their … Continue reading

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