THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: The ABCs of Making a Will Online

Today, I’m pleased to host this guest post by Sarah Smith, not least because I know how important it is to have a will if you are a disability parent, but also if you care for an elder. Everyone needs a will. Sarah is a small business owner, and is currently learning about marketing, using the ...

Bill Longstaff: Inheritance—the ultimate free lunch

Watching Jon Stewart the other night brilliantly satirizing American right-wingers’ laments about the poor exploiting social justice programs for a “free lunch,” I was disappointed that he failed to mention the greatest free lunch of them all. Ironically, while “there’s no free lunch” is one of our favourite expressions, down through history most land, property ...

The Scott Ross: If A Fiscal Cliff Kills, Canada Should Tax Death

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin The fiscal cliff in the United States did not just endanger its own country’s economy but the world’s, including Canada’s heavily dependent one. But in the American problem lies, at least partially, a Canadian solution: an estate tax. ...