Category Archives: Budget Planning

#FinancialFridays: The New Year is here and so is the opportunity for financial fresh starts.

Financial Fridays Facing Fear Finding Freedom The Covid-10 Pandemic has affected everyone financially, to some degree. While there are some who made extra money, for most people there have been a significant increase in the cost of living, as well as drastic changes to incomes. A new year gives us

#FinancialFridays: If you received CERB or CRB – there are things to know prior to tax time.

As 2020 wraps up (pun intended!), it is also a good time to look forward to tax season. This is going to be a different tax season for many people as they navigate the changes in their income and how that impacts their taxes. For those who applied for COVID-19

#FinancialFridays: A recent survey shows that 1 in 4 Canadians say that they can’t afford the holidays this year.

For many, planning for the holidays this year is proving to be a stressful experience. Worries related to the Covid-19 pandemic along with financial concerns and the inability to celebrate as we typically do, is creating anxiety for lots of individuals this Christmas season. Recently, a survey by Credit Canada

#FinancialFridays: Holiday Season Preparation Series – Fun and Finances Really Can Mix!

2020 has been a different kind of year from the usual… and this Christmas/Holiday Season will most likely be as well. Why not use this holiday season to create new expectations, traditions and memories. If you are finding things tough this year financially or simply want to cut back on

#FinancialFridays: Financially affected by the Covid-19 pandemic? You may qualify for assistance. Learn more here.

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) – ends when you’ve received 28 weeks of benefits or on October 3, 2020, whichever comes first. For those who applied through the Canada Revenue Agency, the last four-week period for the CERB was August 30, 2020 through Septemer 26, 2020. However, you can still

#FinancialFridays: Budgeting 101 for Students

Going to college or university this fall? Attending post-secondary school can be a daunting experience when it comes to balancing expenses associated with school and living away from home. Add in a global pandemic and heading back to school can be even more stressful. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

#FinancialFridays: Debt got you down? Hope and help exists and you too can become debt-free.

Has debt got you down? If so, you’re not alone. Right now in Canada, the debt crisis is skyrocketing with Canadians owing nearly $2 trillion! Debt can cause a huge amount of stress that ultimately can affect one’s physical and mental health, relationships with family and friends, job performance and

We invite you to attend our workshop – Budgeting In Tough Times.

The Covid-19 pandemic has been tough on the finances of many. If you are looking for budgeting ideas to help get you through these unprecedented times, we have a workshop just for you. On August 24th at 10 am, our Financial Literacy Program Coordinator Caroline Araujo Abbotts will be co-hosting

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