In this special edition of Starting with One, Lori Cammerota of Open Doorz Strategy joins Robin and Al to discuss the immediate challenges that business owners are now facing due to the global crisis brought on by the Coronavirus outbreak. How do we look past the ‘doom and gloom’ and begin to stabilize ourselves and then others who depend on us? A new level of leadership will be required to help us find positive opportunities and remain optimistic while adjusting to our new reality.
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Louis Isabella, CPA, talks with Al & Robin about the little known and often under-utilized Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) and its very unique features & advantages. Learn how it could apply to your situation.
In this episode, industry expert Scott Edgington returns to discuss the benefits of guaranteed income streams with Al & Robin. The discussion includes longevity risks, the challenges of investment inflation, annuities and lifetime income benefits as well as the importance of talking with an advisor so you won’t outlive your money!
Join Al & Robin as they discuss Group Retirement Programs with Alex Bertola of Manulife Financial. Learn the difference between the 3 plan types and how benchmark reports can help enhance employee participation & contributions, while better addressing the different needs of your company and employees. It’s no longer One Size Fits All!
In this episode of Starting with One, Rich Appiah, principal at Appiah Law | Employment + Labour Counsel, discusses the unpleasant surprises that can arise when a business decides to let go of an employee. Topics include the importance of using employee agreements to limit liability when dismissing employees, understanding common law notice, when can you terminate a dismissed individual’s participation in an employee benefits plan, as well as why you need the help of a pro to draft your agreements.
What is the difference between a Mutual Fund and a Segregated Fund? Al and Robin speak with industry expert Scott Edgington, Regional Wealth Manager at Qualified Financial Services, about their unique features and discuss why a segregated fund might be particularly beneficial for business owners.
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Robin chats with Will Houtart about the new virtual healthcare company MAPLE, that allows you to instantly connect with Canadian doctors for medical care from your phone, tablet or computer – any time, 24/7. Learn how you and your employees can start enjoying on demand healthcare that fits your schedule and lifestyle.
What are management fees as they apply to Mutual funds and what does the average investor gain from paying these fees? Al and Robin answer many of the questions surrounding this hot topic and explain the benefits of ongoing fund management service and advice.
The podcast “Starting With One” is hosted by business partners Robin Bailey and Al McDonald, the founders of Aria Benefits and Life & Legacy Advisory Group. Together they believe that they enhance the lives of many, starting with one. They have been the benefactors of countless stories that started with either one phone call, one conversation, or one meeting.
With each episode they will be exploring topics that matter to you. Their goal is to provide interesting, relevant information on Canadian Healthcare, Financial & Estate Planning and Running a Business, tailored towards both business owners and HR leaders. Please share this podcast with friends and colleagues. We hope you enjoy!