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John Adams, CEO of PFSL Investments Canada, has been selected to serve on a panel on September 18 hosted by the Ontario Securities Commission.

The roundtable, which is part of the Canadian Securities Administrators consultation on discontinuing embedded commissions on mutual funds, includes three topics and 13 panelists.

Along with three other panelists, Adams will participate in the discussion on discontinuing, or implementing additional standards for the use of the deferred-sales charge purchase option.

“We’re proud to have John in our corner representing our interests,” says Jeff Dumanski, President, Primerica Financial Services. “The discussion about client access to financial advice and client choice in compensation is important for the Canadian investors, particularly in the middle income market.”

For more information on the event, read this article in Investment Executive.

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Now that “smart home” technology has been around long enough to make it both accessible and affordable, it might be wise to figure out how you can make it work for your household. Here are four ways adopting “smart home” technology could benefit the average homeowner:

Providing Convenience – Home automation products offer a world of convenience when it comes to performing daily tasks, which can save you time (and money). From controlling your electronics remotely using your smartphone to pre-heating your shower (or your oven) in bed or from your car, there are numerous ways smart home technology can make your life easier. Start by making a list of features you think might benefit you the most, then compare products that are available on the market. There are a variety of solutions and services to get you connected.

Reducing Utility Costs and Conserving Energy – You might pay a little bit more to install smart home energy equipment (like smart thermostats and smart lighting) in your home, but you could save on replacement and power costs over time and get a whole host of other cool features in the meantime. A Wi-Fi enabled smart thermostat can cost anywhere from $100 to $250, but can save you on average $150 a year by optimizing your energy usage.1 And while a smart replacement light switch might cost you around $40, smart bulbs can last up to a whopping 40,000 hours – as opposed to the conventional ones, which only last about a 1,000 hours.2

Offering Better Protection – Three-quarters of U.S. homeowners in a recent survey said they were motivated to purchase smart home technology to keep their families safe and comfortable.3 A smart home security system can provide around-the-clock surveillance you can monitor remotely from your fingertips. There are plenty of DIY options you could install yourself – such as a doorbell camera, motion lights or door sensors, or you could let a trustworthy professional provide education and installation.

Increasing Your Property Value – Having smart home features, like a newer security system, a smart thermostat or a tankless water heater can make your property more attractive to a potential buyer. A recent study found more than 80 percent of homebuyers would opt for a home equipped with smart technology over a comparable home without.4 So, if you’re thinking of upgrading to smart home automation, think of it as a smart long-term investment.

1, “Smart Thermostat Faceoff: We Compare Nest vs. Ecobee,” May 17, 2016
2, “How Much Money Does Smart Lighting Save?,” March 16, 2016
3, “Study: Safety and Comfort the Main Factors Driving Smart Home Tech Adoption,” January 5, 2017
4, “Why Smart Homes Will Be A Million Times Better Than ‘The Jetsons’,” April 19, 2016


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To support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts to the residents of Texas and Louisiana, The Primerica Foundation is donating $25,000 to The American Red Cross. 

Primerica CEO Glenn Williams made the following announcement: “Our hearts go out to the hundreds of thousands of people affected by Hurricane Harvey. To support the relief efforts in these areas, The Primerica Foundation is giving $25,000 to our long-time community partner, the American Red Cross. If you would like to join us in supporting the efforts of the trained disaster relief personnel and volunteers on the ground, you can make a donation to the Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey.  Please keep all of the folks affected by this disaster in your thoughts and prayers.”

Georgia’s Red Cross CEO Terri Badour expressed gratitude for the ongoing support received from Primerica.

“Their gift for Hurricane Harvey relief is especially important now, when so many people are in desperate need,” said Badour. “Thanks to our partnership, help is already there in the form of emergency shelter, food, supplies, emotional support and so much more.”


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Members of Primerica Canada’s Home Office team recently contributed sweat and brawn in an annual corporate build project with Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga.

This is the third year Primerica Canada has been involved with Habitat for Humanity, a organization that helps provide families with safe, decent and affordable housing.

This year, the team helped with the construction of a four-bedroom property located in Acton, ON, that will be home to four autistic adults and their caregiver.

As a thank you for the effort, organizers with Habitat arranged a “shout out” on a road sign that has a daily drive by commuter traffic of more than 42,000 people.


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Reggie Patrick
Calgary, Alberta
Joined Primerica in 1991

Reggie Patrick, of Calgary, Alberta, is a prime example of why hard work pays off when life throws you off balance. The 52-year-old Senior Vice President is recovering from a broken neck he sustained while body surfing on a family vacation in Maui in March. He’s been in the hospital ever since the accident.

A former furniture store manager, Reggie started part-time with Primerica more than a decade ago, but within the past year, he made the decision along with his wife, Trish, to build his business. Now, thanks to his teammates, Reggie is able to stay positive and focus on his recovery.

“We’ve been able to continue to build our business since I’ve been in the hospital,” says Reggie. “This company has allowed us to grow from the time I stepped foot in the hospital in Maui to getting back to the hospital in Calgary. Today, we are still growing our business and still have people winning. The hardest part is not being around to congratulate and see all these victories happening.”

Reggie describes his outlook and how keeping your chin up when faced with adversity positively affects every aspect of your life: “We all carry two suitcases full of items. A lot of us tend to carry that suitcase full of excuses that stop us from doing things, stop us from believing and stop us from thinking that we can have great lives. But, then there’s that other suitcase we carry that contains our belief and allows us to distribute belief to other people and make excuses for other situations that we have. People make excuses – it’s a mindset.”

Additionally, Reggie attributes his success and ability to stay positive to the support he receives from his wife and children: “This wouldn’t have happened without the incredible partnership with my wife, Trish, and my children, Jessica, Curtis and Mitchell. I don’t know where we would be if I was still stuck in my furniture store job.”



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