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However, amid the economic uncertainty, banks are re-evaluating their HELOC policies, and considering amendments to their line of credit programs. In order to understand the reasons behind these revisions, let’s take a closer look at how things stand today. As early as mid-April 2020, one bank has already changed some rules for borrowers around using HELOCs as down payments on investment properties, while another bank has stopped accepting new HELOC applications temporarily.

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However, amid the economic uncertainty, banks are re-evaluating their HELOC policies, and considering amendments to their line of credit programs. In order to understand the reasons behind these revisions, let’s take a closer look at how things stand today. As early as mid-April 2020, one bank has already changed some rules for borrowers around using HELOCs as down payments on investment properties, while another bank has stopped accepting new HELOC applications temporarily.

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A recent report in the Financial Post suggested that applying for a HELOC may become much more difficult after the current crisis. Many people experiencing financial difficulty are currently getting by thanks to government crisis stimulus and mortgage/loan deferrals. If those stop before everyone is back at work, many people could start considering HELOC options to stay afloat.

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health insurance

Medical insurance options for early retirees are probably more attractive, given that they usually don’t qualify for any financial assistance before 65. Is it worth having private health insurance if you’re under 65 and spending thousands on prescription drugs? Probably, but again, it is important to do the math before signing up for any plan.

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Top financial concerns

However, the downside of retirement freedom is having to rely on a fixed income. If that income is inadequate, the retirement dream can soon turn into a nightmare. A national survey of Canadians aged 60-plus found that almost half of them have at least one financial concern.

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How to Stay Safe at Home

We live in the times of COVID-19, a deadly disease that has brought almost the entire global economy to a standstill. Countries across the world have gone into a complete or partial lockdown, with individual provinces and cities also declaring a “State of Emergency”.

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Joyce Wayne: Retirement Matters

long-term care in Canada

That day in May, geriatric experts proclaimed that the situation in long-term care facilities was a 20-year disaster in the making, yet it took a pandemic to expose it. Years of hidden neglect, overcrowding, unsanitary, cockroach infested conditions, not addressed by two decades of provincial governments, finally dominated the news, grabbing our attention while breaking our hearts.

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His findings erode the idea that older adults naturally grow uninterested and uninteresting as they age and that an inevitable lethargy sets in over time. According to Dr. Daniel, there are apparent “neurochemical changes that make older adults happier.” What he terms the ‘positivity bias’ or the tendency in older adults to see the good qualities in people and situations, makes for the happiest and often most productive adult demographic neurologists have studied

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Long term care

It’s almost unimaginable to think that the most vulnerable of our ageing population has been left to fend for themselves in perilous conditions. When I think of what it must be like, alone and frightened, my only response is that as a country, we need to commit to changing this situation and to ensuring that it will not happen again if and when the next virus is on the loose.

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How Reverse Mortgages Work

If you're like many other 55+ Canadians, much of what you own fits into two categories - the equity in your home ...

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Reverse Mortgage Videos

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