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Recent Technical Updates Involving the Value of Life Insurance
by Florence Marino
Let’s examine the recent Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) technical interpretations involving life insurance and valuation. Charitable Gift of a Permanent Life Insurance Policy Arising from a Term Conversion A charity may provide a receipt for a gift of a life insurance policy for its fair market value (FMV).
Retirement Income and the Order of Asset Withdrawal
By Frank Di Pietro
Canada’s population is aging quickly. According to Investor Economics, there will be more than 10 million Canadians over the age of 65 within 20 years, representing nearly one-quarter of the total population. Since the average retirement age is 63 and Canadians are living longer, the average retirement could last 25 to 30 years or more in some cases, using current mortality tables.
Alex was born in Hong Kong and moved to Vancouver BC at the age of two. Soon after attending Simon Fraser University, he entered into the Life Insurance Business as a career agent with Manulife Financial. Having had a successful start with many Million Dollar Round Table level production years in the agency system, Alex joined an independent Managing General Agency (MGA) as an advisor, manager and later as a partner.