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What is Critical Illness Insurance?

What is Critical Illness Insurance?

More people are surviving serious medical issues such as cancer, a heart attack, or a stroke. And while this is good news if a critical illness happens to you – your recovery may come with costs that you don’t have the money to cover.
This is where critical illness insurance can play a crucial role. Our article covers the key things you need to know about critical illness insurance:
• What critical illness insurance is.
• What you can use the money from critical illness insurance payout for.
• How you can get critical illness insurance.

First Home Savings Account (FHSA): What You Need to Know

First Home Savings Account (FHSA): What You Need to Know

Are you looking to buy your first home in Canada? The First Home Savings Account (FHSA) could help make it happen. This savings plan allows first-time home buyers to save up to $40,000 tax-free, with contributions being tax-deductible. In this article and infographic, we cover everything you need to know about FHSA, including eligibility requirements, contributions and deductions, qualifying investments, withdrawals, and transfers.

2024 Federal Budget Highlights

2024 Federal Budget Highlights

On April 16, 2024, Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Chrystia Freeland, presented the federal budget.
While there are no changes to federal personal or corporate tax rates, the budget introduces:

• An increase in the portion of capital gains subject to tax, rising from 50% to 66.67%, starting June 25, 2024. However, individual gains up to $250,000 annually will retain the 50% rate.
• The lifetime exemption limit for capital gains has been raised to $1.25 million. Additionally, a new one-third inclusion rate is set for up to $2 million in capital gains for entrepreneurs.
• The budget confirms the alternative minimum tax changes planned for January 1, 2024 but lessens their impact on charitable contributions.
• This year’s budget emphasizes making housing more affordable. It provides incentives for building rental properties specifically designed for long-term tenants.
• Introduces new support measures to aid people buying their first homes.
• Costs for specific patents and tech equipment and software can now be written off immediately.
• Canada carbon rebate for small business