Category Archives: Financial Literacy

#FinancialFridays: Debt and collection agencies – here’s what you should know.

If you have debt and collection agencies are calling constantly, its hard not experience anxiety and stress. Choosing to ignore debt may seem like the right thing to do at the time but left unchecked, your debt could grow and you may experience negative effects on your mental and physical

#FinancialFridays: Free Income Tax Filing Services are available to those who meet income guidelines. Learn more here.

Free Income Tax Filing Services Still Operating Under COVID-19 Conditions in Bruce and Grey Counties. This year, under COVID-19 conditions, the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) is changing how it provides free services. Most local organizations in Grey Bruce will be offering drop-off/pickup, virtual or phone services. Across both

#FinancialFridays: Credit – it can help build your dreams and it can come down like a hammer. Learn more here.

Credit is like a hammer; it can help build our dreams or it can leave us in ruins – it’s all in how we use it. What a wonderful feeling to have that envelope at the door shouting “Congratulations, you’ve been approved for a $10,000.00 loan!”. We all love to

#FinancialFridays: Did you receive pandemic benefits? You may qualify for a payment plan with CRA. Find out more here.

Canadians who received pandemic benefits will have up to 1 year to pay back any debt from those benefits without interest. This applies to Canadians who made up to $75,000 in taxable income in 2020 and received one of the federal government’s five pandemic relief benefits or employment insurance benefits:

#FinancialFridays: Are you 65 years or older? You may qualify for the Canada Guaranteed Income Supplement.

Have you heard about the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)? The GIS is a federal monthly payment which is based on income and is available to low-income Old Age Security pensioners. It is not taxable. You may qualify if… You are a senior 65 years or older. You receive the Old

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