Hacks to Lower Your Life Insurance Policy and Save You a Lot of Money

The following is a guest post by Albert Davis.

Life insurance rates in Canada are trending upward, and are likely to continue increasing for quite some time. Yet there is a shift in the insurance industry that is moving away from providing a flat rate for all customers, to delivering rates based on lifestyle and health choices. In this post we look at two examples of how health insurance could be lowered by following a healthy lifestyle, which in turn will save you a lot of money.

Special correspondent Preet Banerhee, in his article for The Globe and Mail, provided a sample breakdown of the premiums that a healthy, non-smoking 25-year-old must pay for a 10-year term with a face value of $500,000. In Banerhee’s example the individual automatically renews the insurance after every 10 years, which will mean that his monthly premiums are as follows:

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Cryptoasset Portfolio

I’d like to provide an update/overview of my blockchain/cryptocurrency/digital asset portfolio. As most regular readers are aware, I have been reading, and sharing a lot of info about my interest in blockchain and cryptocurrency space. I have not been lucky enough to ride this wave early enough to get rich with the immense rise in Bitcoin and other crypto prices, but I am still interested in getting exposure into this space and get some decent returns.

Digital assets/cryptocurrencies provide an extremely unique diversification aspect to a portfolio, in that: they have absolutely no correlation to other asset classes — which is what we desire when we diversify. In this crazy world, where investors fall over themselves to buy negative yielding government bonds; or cheer when companies raise debt in order to pay out dividends; or correlations out-of-whack based on traditional models; there is a gap that is filled by digital assets. This has been a major draw for me to the space and should be on every investor’s radar.

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Passive Income Update – Nov 2017

Welcome to our monthly passive income update for November 2017. This is part of the scorecard series where we track our dividends and other sources of passive income. We also include changes and updates related to our investments during the month – showing the overall progress.

Passive Income  Update

Passive income for the month of November 2017 was CAD$970.80. The passive income for the month comprised of US$557.76 and CAD$251.29 (exchange rate is US$1 = CAD$1.29).

Passive income change is +18.22% QoQ and +81.46% YoY for the month. The passive income YTD is $8,181.85 and achieves 81.8% of our annual goal of earning $10K.

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Recent Buy – IOTA


An update on a recent purchase in my blockchain/cryptocurrency/digital asset portfolio. I am continuing to add and deploy capital in this space, which is nascent and has immense potential. There are so many exciting projects that its hard to pick the ones that can really change the world.

Over the past month or so, Ive been reading about this token and one reader on this blog pointed it out too a few days ago. But as is the case with crypto, if you dont move fast enough, the prices run away and you end up paying quite a premium. Same happened with this one, but as it turns out, it wasnt too late — the token price has already doubled since my purchase a little over a week ago.

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Outlook for December 2017

Well, the year is already coming to an end. The year has seen some tremendous moves as the stock market has continued to ignore fundamentals and rally higher. It will be interesting to note how the year will wrap up as tax-loss selling and Santa Claus rally come into play.

Not much going on in the broad markets that seems interesting enough as volatility remains depressed. The flattening yield curve is something that investors have to keep an eye on and watch and understand what its signaling.
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