Canadian homeowners have lots to be excited about these days! If you are over 55, there is a special financial product that has been gaining popularity fast. A Reverse Mortgage allows you to unlock up to 55% of your home’s value and use the cash now for what matters to you most. You may choose to upgrade your retirement lifestyle, renovate your home, or help your loved ones with a ‘living inheritance.’ The best part? You don’t need to make any payments and can stay in the home you love!

Vlad Sherbator, Smarter Loans, http://www.smarter.loans

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As the new year approaches, many of us spend time reviewing our progress over the last year and making plans to improve our lives in the coming year. For many, this includes advancements at work, improvements in our businesses or even a new career! A career change can be a daunting undertaking but it can also be a great way to improve your income and take more control over your future! Not every career change needs to be a difficult one! One industry that is currently growing by leaps and bounds is the mortgage broker industry! As a mortgage broker, you have the ability to earn a sizable income while helping others secure their future at the same time and you can become a licensed broker in as little as 5 weeks! If you’re looking for a new career where you can make a difference and make a sizable income, this is an option you’ll want to consider!

Joe White, REMIC, http://www.remic.ca


The goal when buying a vehicle is to find something you enjoy that is reliable and will have good resale value in the future! Here are a few tips to consider when vehicle shopping.

NARROW DOWN THE LIST of make and models by making a list of what you are looking for in a vehicle and what you do not want.

USE THE MANY TOOLS AVAILABLE to consumers to research your vehicle options. Reviews and comments left by other vehicle owners can help identifying troublesome models.

THE BEST WAY TO KNOW IF THE CAR is for you is to test it to ensure the comfort is to your liking and the driving is what you are looking for.

ASK FOR A MECHANICAL ASSESSMENT and a recent Carfax. A recent Carfax can help determine if the vehicle was involved in past accidents, which part of the vehicle was damaged and the cost of repairs.

A LOW PRICE DOESN’T ALWAYS MEAN the best deal. For example, having a good warranty program included is often better than a drop in the price.

Thamara Joseph, Signature Auto and Suites, http://www.signaturesautos.ca

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