Disaster-Proof Your Life – Insurance Needs  

Preet Banerjee (a prominent Canadian personal finance personality) explains insurance as “disaster-proofing your life”.  This description has always stuck with me – which is noteworthy, given that insurance-related topics don’t exactly scream “memorable”.  Insurance is one of those things that no one really pays attention to – until they badly need it.  Protecting yourself from a financial disaster should be one of your top priorities when it comes to your finances.  After all, what’s the use of putting all that energy into earning and saving if you aren’t going to take care of what you’ve worked so hard for?

Below you’ll find tips on how to protect your car, home, and even your pet (if you’ve ever gotten a vet bill, you know the pet isn’t the only one that needed protecting).

President’s Choice PC Pet Insurance Review

My Experience With Home Insurance

Is Universal Life Insurance a Good Idea?

Car Rental Insurance

Best Pet Insurance Canada

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Negotiating with Rogers Wireless – Head to Head Battle!

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Giving Consumers The Incentive To Save

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Canada’s Newest Money-Saving Shopping App: Wanit

I remember the first time used Coupon Sherpa when I was on that most Canadian of Holidays: the Great American Shopping Trip. I loved the simplicity of an app that could tell what stores were close to me, and then download money-saving bar codes right to my screen in...

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