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Is There a Cooling Off Period for Life Insurance?

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Sometimes when you sign on the dotted line, you wish you could take it back. In the case of life insurance, that's often possible. In Canada, most insurers offer a 10-day period (and some 20) in which you can cancel your policy, no questions asked. This "free look" offers valuable peace of mind, especially since ... Continue Reading

Why Title Insurance is Essential When You Buy a Home

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You know about home insurance -- but what about title insurance? This usually incurs a one-time premium cost but protects against various perils that affect your clear ownership of your home. It may seem like an unnecessary add-on to your home purchase price, but it can bring you real value. Here's what title insurance covers ... Continue Reading

Heritage Homes May Need Special Insurance - Here's Why

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Owning a piece of history can be a great experience -- but when that history is a heritage home, it may cost more than you think to insure. Heritage homes require special maintenance and may take more time to rebuild after disaster because of government regulations. Here's what you need to include in your heritage ... Continue Reading

Off-Roading This Summer? Make Sure You Are Properly Covered

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Check your policy before you hit the trails.

Canada Cracks Down on Distracted Driving

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In recent years, auto insurance rates have risen rapidly in provinces throughout Canada. While there are many factors at play, including the increasing cost of repairs and more frequent instances of severe weather, one of the biggest culprits behind rising rates is the phenomenon of distracted driving. Distracted driving has become a bigger and bigger ... Continue Reading