Credit Insurance is Not All its Cracked Up to Be!

Written By: Jasmine Taylor What exactly is credit insurance: A type of insurance bought to cover an outstanding debt in the event of your death or disability.    Financial institutions pitch this insurance as a way for you to cover your debts and protect your family. Creditor insurance really protects your lender. If a...

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The Importance of Naming a Beneficiary

Written By: Jasmine Taylor Overview Beneficiary Definition: any person who receives a benefit from an insurance policy or your investments when you die.  In Canada, there are two main routes that your assets can take after you pass away. The first is to a beneficiary and the second is to your estate.  If you...

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Five Steps to Reaching your Financial Goals

Written by: Jasmine Taylor Take the first step to reaching your financial goals! Are you saving to buy a home? A car? Saving for a well needed vacation after COVID? Or looking to renovate your home?  These are all dreams that can be achieved by turning them into goals. Establish Your Goal First you...

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Let’s Talk about Taxes!

Written By: Sean Gardhouse Taxes! Taxes! Taxes! It's that time of year again. Even without all the complexities that the pandemic has created, navigating your tax return can sometimes be a daunting task. Not to worry, the professionals of Gardhouse Financial Counsel are here to help you take advantage of all the tax credits...

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What not to claim on your Tax Return

Finn Financial has a story to tell you about the time that someone tried to claim arson as a tax deduction. Long story short, he did NOT get away with it......

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Here is how to win: 1) Like the Gardhouse Financial Council Facebook Page 2) Fill out this short financial questionnaire That’s it! We will be randomly drawing the winner on March 1, 2021 @ 4pm...

Support your local venues!

In 1977 I was living in London, ON and came to visit a family member in Owen Sound for a weekend. I was so struck by the beauty of the country and open friendliness of the people that I decided I would like to live here. So I moved. I soon realized that there...

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The Gardhouse name – a history of service

When people hear the name Gardhouse, they often think they’re hearing “Guardhouse”, and they’re not far off. Gardhouse family records, which date back to the late 1500s, suggest that the surname Gardhouse derived from the word “guard-house”, which in turn came from the Old English “weard”: “watching” or “guarding”. It seems that the original...

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