Category Archives: Budget Planning

#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

#FinancialFridays: On ODSP? Received CERB payments as well? Your payments may be affected.

Are you receiving financial support from the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)? Have you also received the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)? If so, CERB payments can affect your ODSP payment the month after any month in which you received the CERB. Income from CERB is treated similarly to how

#FinancialFridays: A reminder to review your budget and finances during Covid-19.

During this uncertain time, our Financial Literacy Program Coordinator Caroline Araujo Abbotts reminds us not to wait to to look at our budget and finances. Newmarket Today recently published an article entitled, “Come fall, financial experts expect flood of people with unmanageable debt.” The article highlights that in April there

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