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Part 2: Always appeal refusal of CPP disability benefits

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Interviews, Retirement, Saskatchewan Pension Plan | 0 comments

August 24, 2017 — Click to view   Click here to listen For the second part of our series about CPP disability benefits, I interviewed David Brannen, a former occupational therapist turned disability claim lawyer from Moncton, New Brunswick. Brannen is the author of A Beginner’s Guide to Disability Insurance Claims in Canada. He started the national disability claim law firm Resolute Legal to help deserving people win long-term disability payments from insurance companies...

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July 31: Best of savewithspp.com interviews

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Interviews | 0 comments

July 31, 2017 —   Over the last 6+ years I have had the privilege of blogging for the Saskatchewan Pension Plan twice a week. That means there are over 500 articles archived on this site that you can access on topics that range from retirement savings to income taxes to how to save money. Whether you have recently started following savewithspp.com or you have been with us from the beginning, you may not be aware of the wealth of information  in our archives. Therefore, beginning...

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Protect your purse: Interview with author Doris Belland

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Estates, Interviews, Money management, Saskatchewan Pension Plan | 0 comments

June 22, 2017 —   Click here to listen Today I’m pleased to be interviewing Doris Belland, author of the new book Protect Your Purse which includes lessons for women about how to avoid financial messes, stop emotional bankruptcies and take charge of their money. Belland has been digging into women’s financial literacy ever since she ended up nearly $400,000 in debt after her first husband’s death, when she was 32. Persistence, determination, and a singular focus on results...

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Ted Koskie: Why you need a Power of Attorney

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Estates, Interviews, Saskatchewan Pension Plan | 0 comments

By Sheryl Smolkin May 25, 2017 Click here to listen Today I am interviewing Saskatoon lawyer Ted Koskie about everything you need to know about Powers of Attorney in Saskatchewan. In addition to his law degree, Ted has a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computational Science and previously worked as a systems analyst. He has been practicing law in the province since 1981. Thanks for joining me today, Ted. My pleasure, Sheryl. Q: Now, to start off: what is a power of attorney, exactly? A: A power...

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Burn your mortgage: An interview with author Sean Cooper

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Home ownership/renting, Interviews | 0 comments

By Sheryl Smolkin March 2, 2017 If you think you can’t possibly afford to buy a home or that paying off your mortgage is a pipe dream, Burn Your Mortgage is the must-read book of the year. Today I’m pleased to be interviewing author Sean Cooper for savewithspp.com. By day, Sean is a mild-mannered senior pension analyst at a global consulting firm. By night he is a prolific personal finance journalist, who has been featured in major publications, including the Toronto Star, the Globe and...

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Why health insurance could cost employees a raise

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in Employee Benefit News, Health, Interviews | 0 comments

By Sheryl Smolkin Published August 29 2016, 8:15pm EDT For 2017, PwC’s Health Research Institute projects a 6.5% growth rate in medical cost trends, the same as in the current year. They also report signs that the decade’s slowing medical cost growth rate could tick back up as new healthcare access points increase utilization. Alex Tolbert is the founder of Bernard Health, a company that provides advice about health insurance to individuals and organizations. Tolbert recently...

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