Dying without a will is no way to die ...

Last year a friend who manages a property with 100 or so residential units told me a story that should be a lesson to the estimated 56% of Canadians who do not have a signed will. The superintendent of his property called him to tell him that he had entered the apartment of an elderly tenant who had lived in the building for some 20+ years to find that the tenant had passed away while he was taking a bath.

What's a GIF and what's the diff when it comes to investing ?

A GIF is a Guaranteed Investment Fund that offers long term investment growth potential with protective guarantees to help you minimize risk. They are a combination of an investment product like mutual funds which give exposure to a diversified portfolio of stocks or other assets that offer growth opportunities but include the features of an insurance policy in the form of a segregated fund contract.
That's why they are offered exclusively by insurers.

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