Category Archives: Financial Literacy

#FinancialFridays: Tax Scams (and how to protect yourself and your money)

TOP 3 TAX SCAM ALERTS Scams and fraudulent schemes are present all year round but most rampant and dangerous during this tax season. The most common tactic scammers employ is the creation of FEAR, anger or excitement! Stirring strong emotions equals fast actions. These con artists aim for vulnerability and

#FinancialFridays: Covid-19 and Tax Filing in Ontario

The Covid-19 pandemic brought financial hardship to millions of Canadian residents and they sought the support of government benefits. People who received COVID-19 emergency or recovery benefit payments in 2021 ask these 5 questions during this tax season; 1. Will the COVID-19 benefit payments affect my 2021 taxes? YES. If

#FinancialFridays: We are proud to welcome Sharon Safra as our new Financial Literacy Coordinator.

The United Way of Bruce Grey is proud to welcome Sharon Safra to our team. Sharon will be taking over as our Financial Literacy Coordinator from Caroline Araujo Abbotts who will be leaving shortly on maternity leave. Sharon is a kind, caring and compassionate person who brings with her abundant

#FinancialFridays: Ontario raises maximum allowable rent increase as rent freezes end.

Ontario raises maximum allowable rent increase as rent freezes end. The province says it has set it’s rent increase guideline for 2022 at 1.2%. Learn more at: https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/ontario-raises-maximum-allowable-rent-increase-as-rent-freezes-end If you are experiencing a rent increase and want to learn more about your rights as a tenant, visit https://stepstojustice.ca/questions/housing-law/how-much-can-my-rent-go/

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