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Estate Planning

Due to the global health crisis caused by COVID-19, it appears more people are considering the reality of death and making preparations for the inevitable.

Know your Wills


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to “speak” from the grave and tell your loved ones how you would like things handled after you die?

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On June 30, Fr. Martin Dicuangco, 32, was ordained to the priesthood in the Archdiocese of Toronto. He is now exemplifying his vocation as an associate pastor at St. Barnabas Parish in Scarborough. 

Making a plan that gives back in gratitude


I have always made it a priority to support not only the charity that I have worked with, but also many other charities that serve our greater communities. 

The right words for giving


Leaving a bequest to the Church is your legacy to the faith you have cherished during your lifetime. Making sure your wishes are fulfilled means making sure the wording in your Will is correct.

Choosing an executor is no easy task


Naming an estate trustee, commonly known as executor, is one of the most important decisions you will make while preparing a Will.

Being a donor matters


Mary Thicket is not rich. But that doesn’t stop her from being a donor.

Minimizing probate fees requires careful planning


Your death may be the end of life, but it’s not the end of the bills. Aside from burial costs, cleaning up the monthly household bills, the executor of the estate will usually be faced with probate fees.

Securities as a gift offers tax savings


If you are thinking of a charitable gift or bequest to a charity, it is prudent to consider the assets that appreciate in value and are subject to a capital gains tax.

Refugee endowment keeps on giving


Most charitable gifts are spent. The money is spent responsibly and carefully and there’s never enough of it, but the money gets spent. That’s why there’s always another letter, another appeal, another campaign.

Pre-planning brings some peace of mind


Planning for a funeral — let alone your own — can be a stressful task.