2020 has finally ended and we made it… although many of us have been hard hit financially by COVID-19 and the far-reaching impacts of it! It is still not too late to look back and plan for moving forward. I like to set ‘SMART’ goals that I can work towards
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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
Credit and debt are financial tools. Like any tool, what matters is how, when, and why we use it. It is important to be conscious of our habits and behaviours when we consider using credit and taking on debt. This week we are going to talk about the role debt
Our finances are closely linked to our health, including our mental health. When we are confident about our financial situation and have enough to cover our basic needs with extra at the end of the month, we may be able to feel secure and plan for the future. The opposite
#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
As we move towards the upcoming Holiday Season that will most likely be very different from previous ones, it is a good time to think about creating new traditions that are kinder to your bottom line. The holidays tend to be a time during which debts mount along with stress
Preparing a Will can be intimidating. It can also be empowering. By laying out your wishes in a formal document, you can better control what happens after you pass and allow your family to grieve knowing they can follow your decisions. If you have a low or modest income, we
#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: As temperatures begin their descent downwards, natural gas rates are on the rise. Are you prepared?
As temperatures begin their descent downwards, Natural Gas rates are on the rise effective October 1st, 2020. Enbridge Gas has received approval from the Ontario Energy Board for changes in the rates customers pay for natural gas. A typical residential customer will see a bill increase of about $7 to
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