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Pre-existing Conditions Eliminated Ahead of 2014 Law Change

Pre-existing Conditions Eliminated Ahead of 2014 Law Change One feature of the new US health care law should be welcome news for Canadians: the elimination of pre-existing condition clauses in US health insurance policies.  For years, these clauses have prompted

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The Value of Financial Planning

The Financial Planning Standards Council of Canada conducted a study that questioned 7,838 English speaking Canadians to determine if financial planning was valuable.

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Health Care Bill – 2010

After almost a year of debate, the President signed into law a new health care bill, achieving his goal of a broad reform of the US health care system. Health care reform will offer our clients a mixed bag of opportunities and challenges.

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Good News – The Sky is Not Falling

Here is an article that Bob Keats has written that discusses the current market conditions

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The Hot and the Cold of Car Expense Deductions

Taxpayers run hot and cold when it comes to automobile expenses.

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Year End Tax Article

There are two tax acts that may affect your tax liability this year and in coming years. The changes may result in reduced tax liability, extension of tax breaks or a limiting of tax breaks.

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Where is the “smart money”?

A great deal of energy has gone into the debate over which investing strategy makes the most sense, and many investors find themselves bewildered by the often contradictory “advice” they receive.

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Identity Theft

Identity theft is becoming an increasing problem in the United States. Complaints filed in 2004 approached 250,000, an increase of over 50% in the last two years per the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) web site.

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Healthcare Insurance Options for the Self-Employed

One of the most challenging tasks for any self-employed individual is securing adequate and affordable health insurance.

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Gambling Winnings

Residents of Canada may claim gambling losses, but only to the extent of gambling winnings. They should report both their total gambling winnings and total gambling losses for the year. Gambling Winnings (PDF)

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