The Facts of Life: How to Build Wealth and Protect Your Assets with Life Insurance

The Facts of Life: How to Build Wealth and Protect Your Assets with Life Insurance

by Paul Grimes, Susan Goldberg
     
 

What are the first two things that come to mind when you think of life insurance? If you thought "death and salespeople," you're not alone. Life insurance is a notoriously complex, confusing, and intimidating subject. But it should be a key element in anyone's financial plan.

The Facts of Life is an easy-to-understand guide to life insurance and its

Overview

What are the first two things that come to mind when you think of life insurance? If you thought "death and salespeople," you're not alone. Life insurance is a notoriously complex, confusing, and intimidating subject. But it should be a key element in anyone's financial plan.

The Facts of Life is an easy-to-understand guide to life insurance and its related products for the average Canadian. Through an accessible and engaging story and cast of characters, it explains how to determine how much coverage is enough; where and how to purchase insurance; when to choose one product over another; what policies really mean; tax advantages of certain insurance products; money-saving strategies for Canadians in all income categories; and much more.

With The Facts of Life, you'll learn about the basics of life insurance, the choices you have to make as a financial consumer, and how best to use insurance to protect your family, your business, and even to grow your wealth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470833254
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/09/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.55(d)

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From the Publisher
"A terrific guide on insurance that nicely fills a gap in the personal finance bookshelf. Most people just don't get how insurance works. Sadly, too few have their bases covered. Paul Grimes does a nice job explaining the issues!"
— Gail Vaz-Oxlade, Author of A Woman of Independent Means

"The Facts of Life provides clear advice and information on life insurance for Canadians across the demographic spectrum, from young couples to baby boomers and their aging parents. Whether you're about to buy your first policy or have complex life insurance needs, you'll find yourself in this book."
— David Cork, Author of The Pig and the Python

"Just what the consumer needs: a clear and practical guide to how much and what type of life insurance you need— in plain language. Author Paul Grimes not only untangles this complex subject, but even manages to make it entertaining!"
— Normand Pépin, F.S.A., F.C.I.A., Executive Vice-President, Life Subsidiaries and Individual Insurance and Annuities, Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services

"Paul has made the often complex subject of life insurance simple, readable, and fun."
— Jim Rogers, MBA, CFP, RFP, CHFC, Chairman, The Rogers Group Financial Advisors Ltd., Past Chairman, Canadian Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

"A cornerstone work on one of the most important fields in personal finance today."
— Duff Young, CFA, and CEO, FundMonitor.com Corporation

"Books on financial planning aren't new, but when Certified Financial Planner professionals publish their considerable expertise, they elevate awareness and recognition of this growing profession to the benefit of all."
— Don Johnston, President, Financial Planners Standards Council

Meet the Author

Paul Grimes is a veteran of the insurance industry. In the twenty years he's been in the business, he's done it all, from knocking on doors to sell individual policies to designing new life insurance products and managing the integration of two large insurance companies. Today, Paul is Ontario vice-president of sales for Industrial Alliance, one of Canada's leading life insurance companies. He is a certified financial planner, a chartered life underwriter, and a chartered financial consultant. His dynamic and personable speaking style makes him a sought-after speaker on sales techniques, life and health insurance, and financial planning.
Paul has advised hundreds of Canadian families and businesses on their life and group health insurance needs. He knows the insurance industry inside out, and he's put that knowledge to work in The Facts of Life, using his vast experience to guide Canadians through an increasingly complex market. His insider's knowledge will provide readers with the confidence they need to make informed decisions about life insurance. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Denise, and their sons, Fraser and Spencer.

Susan Goldberg is an award-winning freelance writer and editor, whose work has appeared in a variety of Canadian publications. She lives in Toronto.

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