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Advice for Life Spring 2024 Newsletter
By Alterna Team
March 26, 2024
122 Articles found

Have you ever thought about what might happen to your finances if you became physically or mentally incapacitated? Who would pay the bills, manage your investments and look after your various financial accounts? Similarly, who would make critical decisions for you regarding health care matters?

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) doesn’t consider the amount you inherit to be taxable income, but before you receive this inheritance, the CRA taxes property held in the estate of your benefactor (i.e., the person providing your inheritance).

If you’re involved in an accident, remember these four steps to stay safe, minimize stress and make the experience as hassle‐free as possible.

As Canadians have become increasingly more comfortable with sharing personal information through online activities, cases of identity fraud have been on the rise. By taking a few simple steps, you can help combat the problem and keep your personal information secured.

Fireplaces are a treat to have in the colder months, but they do need some maintenance to keep them safe and prevent fire and smoke from spreading to other areas of your home.

Preparing your home for a long, cold winter is something every homeowner should consider before the season really takes hold.