I've written a number of articles on debt. It may not be a popular topic but it is a top concern amongst working Canadians. A recent report entitled; Generation Why!, focused on the top concerns expressed by Millennials. Not surprisingly, 3 out of 10 Millennials said that paying down debt is their greatest financial concern1.
A decade or more of low interest rates has accelerated the habit of supporting lifestyles with credit instead of cash flow resulting in historically high debt levels for Canadian households.
Buying your first home? When your mortgage application is approved, your lender will likely ask if you want to purchase mortgage insurance. Before you say yes, remember you have other options for protecting your family and ensuring your mortgage is paid off, should you die unexpectedly. For many, including millennials, purchasing term life insurance may prove to be the more financially savvy choice. Contact a life insurance advisor before you close the deal to find out which option is best for you.
A critical illness can happen to anyone at any time. Worrying about your finances is the last thing you need, should the unexpected happen.