The Viive POV

Nobody likes to talk about life’s harder moments… so we stepped in to fill the gap! Scroll down to find Mallory’s latest thoughts, personal stories of Aging & End of Life, and free resources to support you through the Planning process.

March 22, 2023

When Two Becomes One

Our life partners play an integral role in our day-to-day happiness, comfort, and overall well-being, often in ways that we come to take for granted over time.

November 24, 2022

Retirement Living: The Ins & Outs and What Lies Ahead

Families need to start having conversations about retirement living while their aging parent is still in good health and physically able to participate in downsizing.

October 12, 2022

JTWROS: What It Is and How to Use It

JTWROS has its merits - if it is used properly. Hear from our Trusted Partner, Michael Kulbak of Kulbak Trust Solutions on the benefits and pitfalls of joint accounts.

August 4, 2022

Giving More Strategically: Tips and Tricks

What is the best way to give to your favourite charities? Our Trusted Partner, Candice Jay of CC&L provides her advice in this blog.

May 6, 2022

How Do You Want to be Remembered?

Estate Planning is a great opportunity to leave a legacy that represents you — while saving on taxes.

April 21, 2022

Boomers Are Living Longer. How does that Affect the Real Estate Market?

COVID-19 prevented many Boomers from downsizing. But as the pandemic wanes, this bottleneck will likely disappear.

April 7, 2022

I Don’t Have a Will — And That Needs to Change!

Meet Jennifer, a Gen X mom who is writing her Last Will & Testament... for the first time.

January 2, 2022

Aging & End of Life Tax Planning: Basics You Should Know

Tax planning for your estate is not just for the wealthy. In this post, Viive Trusted Partner, Think Accounting gives a rundown of this important topic.

November 23, 2021

A Doctor's Opinion on Planning for Serious Illness and Injury

Studies have found that proactively planning for sickness & disability can improve your mental & physical health.

October 12, 2021

The Decluttering Battle Plan

Interested in decluttering your home? Check out this blog post from our Trusted Partner, Sharon Parenteau, to learn more about her Five-Step Decluttering Plan.

July 19, 2021

The Benefits of Aging & End of Life Planning

Creating an Estate Plan should be done carefully and considerately.

July 14, 2021

Two Generations’ View on the Aging Process - Part 2

As a Canadian society, we avoid talking about money and death. Both of these are key factors when it comes to planning for the aging process.