Anna is a personal finance writer with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications. She obtained her Personal Financial Planner designation from the Institute of Canadian Bankers while working as a financial advisor for one of Canada’s big banks. Anna’s passionate about helping people better understand their money so they can make the best financial decisions for themselves. When she’s not writing, Anna spends her time with her family, walking her (big!) dog and practicing her flute.
Silicon Valley Bank Canada Is Dead: What Are The Alternatives?
A significant financial collapse occurred in the United States banking system on March 10, 2023. Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), considered a mid-sized U.S. Bank, failed, shaking investors and the markets. In addition, the bank’s international operations, including Silicon Valley Bank Canada, were affected. As a result, Silicon Valley Bank, as we knew it, is dead. […]
The Ultimate Guide To Visitors Insurance In Canada
Canada is known for having public health care, but some people in Canada are not eligible for public health insurance coverage. If you don’t have public health insurance, you’ll have to pay out of pocket for medical services. Medical insurance does not cover visitors to Canada, new immigrants, people on work permits, students, and parents […]
The Ultimate Guide To Funeral Insurance In Canada
People often say there are only two sure things in life-death and taxes. When facing inevitable things, planning can be your best friend. While no one likes to discuss their mortality, one thing you can do to help your loved ones is to plan for it. The funeral arrangements and costs associated with your passing […]
How Much Life Insurance Do I Need In Canada?
You’ve heard of life insurance and might already have some in place. You or your parents may have bought a policy when you were younger. Or, you could have policies with your employer or life insurance for your debt, such as mortgage life insurance. Still, you might wonder, “How much life insurance do I need […]
The Ultimate Guide To Life Insurance For Kids In Canada
When you have a baby, life insurance for kids is the furthest thing from your mind. Getting to know your baby, managing daily care and planning for their future takes top priority. But whether your child is an infant, school-age or an adolescent, you can use children’s life insurance to help set them up for […]
Does Insurance Cover Cracked, Chipped And Broken Windshields In Canada?
Nothing interrupts a peaceful drive like the dreaded sound of an object hitting your windshield. You might be lucky and have no damage or be on the hook for a repair bill. If you have a chip or crack, two common questions are “Does insurance cover a cracked windshield?” and “How much does it cost […]
Does Home Insurance Cover Theft Outside The Home In Canada?
Having your stuff stolen is a problem as old as time itself. Unfortunately, taking all possible precautions to safeguard your valuables may not protect you from being a victim of theft. Of course, that’s one reason you have renters’ or home insurance. But what about your belongings that disappear outside of your home? Does home […]
The Ultimate Guide To Camper Trailer Insurance In Canada
Canada offers endless opportunities to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Approximately 15% of Canadians own some type of recreational vehicle (RV), so it’s safe to say many Canadians enjoy vacationing with an RV. Of course, if your RV is motorized, you need insurance. But do you need camper trailer insurance if your trailer […]
Travel Insurance for Canadian Seniors: How to Stay Protected on Your Next Adventure
With Covid-19 restrictions lifted, we are ready to travel again. Going to new places is an adventure, but we can have mishaps. A backup plan, like travel insurance, can be worth its weight in gold. If you’re a Canadian senior, check any insurances you have before you leave on vacation. Once you do this, you’ll […]