My Background

Posted on July 17, 2006
Chantal with Friends
Chantal with Friends

Chantal Marr is a member of the Independent Financial Brokers of Canada. Much of her success stems from her ability to listen to her clients’ needs. This keen ability combined with a contagious enthusiasm and knowledge provides her clients with the confidence and trust they seek when making an important decision.

Her philosophy is based on building a reputation for integrity and trust and offering people the highest quality representation along with superb customer service. Chantal’s professional yet personal approach allows her to build and maintain solid relationships with all of her clients.

LSM Insurance’s acumen and success has garnered nationwide attention including articles in The National Post, The Toronto Star, The Toronto Sun, Money Sense Magazine, The Insurance and Investment Journal, The Investment Executive and the Markham Economist. LSM Insurance has also been featured on City TV and Global TV.

On a personal note, Chantal was born in Quebec and raised in Thornhill, Ontario. She completed her Bachelor of Arts at Laval University in Quebec City and Bachelor of Education at the University of Western Ontario. She has a strong passion for helping people and her interests include languages and traveling. She is fluent in both English and French.

Chantal Marr is active on various social media platforms and frequently posts and comments about life insurance, personal finance and life in Ontario. To follow Chantal Marr on Google+, add her to your circles.
 

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Suresh Babu
Suresh Babu

I am a life assurance broker from Durban, South Africa, Whilst surfing thro the web, I found a page with your details. My apologies for an un-conventinal method of approaching. I do not have any friends in Canada with life assurance knowledge. Hence, I am writing this purely to say hello and if possible find out a little more about the Life Assurance industry in Canada. I live in Durban – one of the major cities in South Africa, stuated on the east coast. I have been in the life assurance Industry for the past 20 years. I woked for… Read more »

Daniel N
Daniel N

My apology for the unconventional approach. However, after reading your “10 reasons to become…”, I feel that you might be able to answer some of the questions that I’ve been search high and low for answers. First, please allow me to give you a brief overview of my motivation for this quest. I came to the U.S from Vietnam about 20 years ago. Although I really enjoyed the hospitality from the American people, I was yearning for the closeness and friendship from the Vietnamese community in Houston, TX; thus, we decided to move to Houston about 15 years ago. As… Read more »

kashif
kashif

i am working as branch manager in life insurance company in pakistan, i want to join LSM insurance ,

Trevor
Trevor

Do you have an office in London, ON. I would like to discuss my existing policy Term plan which comes up for renewal shortly with a broker.

shashikant
shashikant

i need a job in Canadian life insurance company in office is it possible? i have 20 years experience in life insurance.

Anna
Anna

Hi
I’d like to get insurance for my mom who is a 74 year old smoker in OK health, but she’s hard of hearing and visually impaired.
I can’t afford much and would prefer a policy that doesn’t require a physical if poss. I’d be happy with a $50,000 policy or even less, so long as monthly payments are low.
What would U recommend?
Thanks,
Anna

Stephen
Stephen

I’m trying to find the best insurance/ annuity product whether whole life or universal life that allows me to deduct the entire premium from my corporation. As a self employed franchise operator, I need to build up a annuity since I do not contribute to CPP. I only require moderate insurance but want to focus more on building up the investment component tax free in the plan. I do not want to overpay high administrative , commissions or the higher risk groups.

GS GS
GS GS

Extremely helpful answers. Lots of insights…Managed to browse your website at the right time. Just in the process of buying insurance… Thank you.

Alex
Alex

How do I go about finding a life insurance that I’m the beneficiary of that I signed long ago, but that my mom was paying? I don’t remember through what company it was done through, but I remember is was a joint life+health policy.

Dale Gosal
Dale Gosal

Hi, I was told my an insurance agent from Manulife that the T D life insurance policy that I hold is not a good one, he went on to say that if I was to die TD would not pay the insurance because they underwrite it after one has died, Is there any truth in this statement? I currently have a TD life insurance policy. With the high premiums is their better coverage for less premiums?

AJ
AJ

Hi Chantal,
Read couple of articles posted on this site about buying Insurance / Investment books. Can you point me to where I can find a listing of books for sale? I am just starting out in the advisor business and interested in acquiring some existing business.

Thanks for your help.

AJ

AJ
AJ

Hi Chantal,
Read couple of articles posted on this site about buying Insurance / Investment books. Can you point me to where I can find a listing of books for sale? I am just starting out in the advisor business and interested in acquiring some existing business.

Thanks for your help.

AJ

Harpinder
Harpinder

Hi I want to know which Life insurance should i take for my 10 year old Son and 8 year old Daughter
also please let me know which life insurance should we take My age is 39 and my wife is also 39 but i am Diabetics .

Irvin Airdrie
Irvin Airdrie

The bottom line to burial insurance is quite simple, common sense tells us that the insurance company will make a profit off you. You pay X, and get back X minus the profit. A good financial planner will never recommend a burial insurance product to you. Your returns get fixed, while the cost of final arrangements rise by about 6% a year. What does this mean? Simply, an insurance product that pays you back $25,000 over 20 year can cost you as much as $40,000 over those 20 years, more if you live longer. Final arrangements made today can be… Read more »

Chris Huntley
Chris Huntley

Hello Chantal,
About 9 months ago I stumbled upon your “IRR of Life Insurance” article, here: link to lsminsurance.ca

I thought it was wonderful how you took a different road than the same old tired “how much do I need?” calculator. Anyway, I thought your calculator was so useful, that I spent $3,000 building a similar calculator on my site.

I’d love to hear your thoughts: link to insuranceblogbychris.com

Also, since you are in Canada and I’m in the US, (since we’re not competitors), would you consider adding a link to your IRR article to my calculator?

Michel Bilodeau
Michel Bilodeau

Bonjour Chantal,
I need a life insurance plan of $25,000.00 and I live with HIV and I am undetectable. Can you help?

Best regards,

Michel

MJ Mochtar
MJ Mochtar

Hi,
I need a mortgage insurance.
Do you have an office in Kitchener, ON?

Sharon Angus
Sharon Angus

Hi Chantal,
Thank you for your post on adjustable whole life article written in this link: link to lsminsurance.ca. I just came across this post. Adjustable whole life will not be a good news to consumers who want level premium offered by whole life coverage. Anyway my questions are how is maximum premium calculated by a life insurance company and what are considered in its calculation?
Is maximum premium the same as net level whole life premium as very often quoted in life insurance jargon?
Thank you.

bruce liebman
bruce liebman

Hello Chantal

came to your page when trying to learn more about MGA’s;

I work for Barclays Business Info Center.
We are trying to find a directory or list of the leading MGA’s.

thanks much!