Resources

Welcome to ScotiaLife Financial’s resource page & blog

We post helpful videos, tools & articles on a variety of topics including health, safety, driving, travel and more. 

Myths about Life Insurance

Navigating what life insurance is required for you and/or your family can be a challenging task. At ScotiaLife Financial we want to make the process simple by being there throughout the process to answer any questions you may have. This article identifies the top 7 misconceptions surrounding life insurance. 

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Insuring Your Specialty Items

You have protected your home with property insurance; however, if you have high value items such as jewellery, furs, antiques or collectibles, they may not be fully covered. Learn more about insuring your specialty items.

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TAGS: Home & Auto

How Much Life Insurance do you Need?

If there are people who depend on you and your income, it is critical to plan ahead by considering life insurance. Let us look at how to evaluate the amount of life insurance you need.

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Mobile Safety and Driving

More people than ever are now using mobile phones to talk, text, e-mail and stay connected with friends and family. But whether it is a hands-free or a hand-held communication device, using a phone while driving is a dangerous distraction. Learn how to do it safely.

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TAGS: Home & Auto

Maintaining an Energy Efficient Home

By maintaining an energy efficient home, you can reduce your energy bills while making a positive environmental impact.

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TAGS: Home & Auto

What to Do When a Loved One Passes Away

Coping with the death of a loved one is an emotional and traumatic experience. Here are a few tips to ease the burden during this difficult time.

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How to Avoid Being Victimized by Auto Insurance Fraud

Auto insurance fraud affects all drivers. Here are a few things you can do to help reduce this type of crime.

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TAGS: Home & Auto

Save Time and Money as You Own Your Home

Owning your home is easier than ever with the help of ScotiaLife Financial's "Tips for Paying off your Mortgage Sooner." Here are simple yet smart strategies that can help you pay off your mortgage faster, for less cost.

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How to Protect Your Home When You Are Away

The last thing you want while you're on vacation is to worry about unwanted intruders. Here are a few tips on how to protect your home for peace of mind.

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TAGS: Travel

Tips on Burglar Proofing Your Home

Your home is a place where you should always feel safe. Unfortunately, home invasions occur quite often. Here are a few tips on how to secure your home.

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TAGS: Life & Health

How to Change a Flat Tire

Towing fees can be costly. Knowing how to change a flat tire can save you time and money.

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TAGS: Home & Auto

Travel Packing List

Simplify your packing routine with the help of "ScotiaLife Financial's Packing Checklist." ScotiaLife Financial has you covered so you can prepare for your trip without the additional stress of packing.

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Ways to Stay Active

Physical activity should be a very important part of your life. It can improve your health and your well-being. It reduces stress, increases energy levels and helps you maintain and achieve your optimal weight.

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TAGS: Life & Health

Tips on Buying Your First Car

Buying your first car is a big decision—and a big purchase. A few tips on how to go through the process can help make sure things go smoothly.

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TAGS: Home & Auto

Principles of Healthy Eating

Having a balanced diet doesn't have to be about depriving yourself. With just a few simple changes, a healthier lifestyle can be just around the corner.

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TAGS: Life & Health

Travel Health Care Information Form

Health issues while travelling can be disruptive. ScotiaLife Financial can help you prepare for the unexpected with the "Traveller's Health Care Information Form." By sharing your health information with a trusted loved one before departure, you can travel with peace of mind. Don't forget to take a copy with you on your trip!

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TAGS: Travel

How to Plan a Trip

Usually travel involves months of planning but sometimes it can be a spontaneous, last minute decision. Make sure you are prepared regardless of the nature of your next trip.

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TAGS: Travel

Packing for Your Vacation

Once you have chosen your destination, the next question is "what should I pack?"

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TAGS: Travel

How to Register a Business Name in Canada

Like naming a new baby, it's fun to think up names for your new business. You've got plenty of options. The choice of name often depends on what your business will do and who it will serve.

TAGS: Creditor

5 Tips to Getting Started

Starting your own Business can be a challenging but rewarding process. Read the "5 Key Tips to Getting Started" to learn more about how to ensure your business venture is a success.

TAGS: Creditor