Weekend reading: celebrity insurance, retirement perspectives, and more

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Hi everyone and welcome to weekend reading, where we share some of the best posts we read over the past week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. If you haven’t already, please consider following us on TwitterFacebook, and Google+, where we share the latest in personal finance, debt, retirement, insurance, tax and investments.

Insurance

Here at AAFS Insurance, we looked at whether or not joint first-to-die life insurance is a good idea. Although there are some cases where it could be useful, an in-depth analysis of the policy shows that the benefits of two single life policies outweighs those of a joint first-to-die policy.

InsurEYE has an interesting infographic on some life insurance companies in Canada.

On the lighter side of things, you wouldn’t believe some of these celebrity insurance policies.

Personal Finance

Doug at Retire Happy explains how receiving partial OAS pension affects GIS amount. Even the GIS rate tables on Service Canada’s website don’t explain it as well as he does!

Mark at My Own Advisor shares a couple of perspectives on retirement. Retirement is about generating passive income to support your lifestyle so you no longer have to work, and he lists a few ideas where the streams of income can come from.

Barry from Money We Have lists 9 fees to cut from your daily life. Fees cut into your cash flow, and cost you more than you think in the long run, so it’s a good idea to avoid paying fees as early as possible.

Investments

Ben at A Wealth Of Common Sense examines the returns of the stock market after periods of above average performance, like the one we’re experiencing right now. You may find it shocking that the average return after 5 years of above average performance is still above average! Think about this next time someone calls for a stock market crash.

Sheryl at Brighter Life explains how you can receive guaranteed retirement income with an annuity.

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