#FinancialFridays Blog

We’ve heard our #FinancialFridays are very popular, so we’re bringing them all together on one page!


#FinancialFridays: The Financial Literacy Program (July 12th 2024)

#FinancialFridays: Government Payments (July 5th 2024)

#FinancialFridays: Congrats Graduates! (June 28th 2024)

Make More, Make it Monthly, Make it Manageable! (June 21st 2024)

#FinancialFridays: Prescription Drug Costs for Seniors (June 14th 2024)

#FinancialFridays: Summer Camps & Kids Activities (June 7th 2024)

#FinancialFridays: Online Lending and the Lending Ladder (May 31st 2024)

#FinancialFridays: Budgeting Presentations for High School Graduates (May 24th 2024)

#FinancialFridays: Direct Funding for Attendance Services (May 17th 2024)

#FinancialFridays: Insurance (May 10th 2024)

#FinancialFridays: Canadian Dental Care Plan (May 3rd 2024)

#FinancialFridays: Scams (April 26th 2024)

#FinancialFridays: Managing your Finances During a LayOff (April 19th 2024)

#FinancialFridays: Retiring on a Low Income (April 12th 2024)

#FinancialFridays: Planning for Post-Secondary (April 5th 2024)

#FinancialFridays: Hatch a Plan! (March 31st 2024)

#FinancialFridays: Help with Electricity Costs (March 22nd 2024)

#FinancialFridays: Canada Carbon Rebate (March 15th 2024)

#FinancialFridays: The Lending Ladder (March 8th 2024)

#FinancialFridays: Income Tax Information Radio Show (March 1st 2024)

#FinancialFridays: Preparing to File Your Taxes (February 23rd 2024)

#FinancialFridays: Changes to LEAP (Low-income Energy Assistance Program) (February 16th 2024)

#FinancialFridays: Loud Budgeting (February 9th 2024)

#FinancialFridays: 10 Most Common Scams (February 2nd 2024)

#FinancialFridays: End of Life Guide Story (January 26th 2024)

#FinancialFridays: The Dreaded “Catch-up” Bill (January 19th 2024)

#FinancialFridays: Partial Payments (January 12th 2024)

#FinancialFridays: Government Payments in January 2024 (January 5th 2024)


#FinancialFridays: Thank You (December 29th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Last Minute Gift Ideas (December 22nd 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Money and You (December 15th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Telling Friends No (December 8th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Holiday Budgeting (December 1st 2023)

Post Event Update: Speed Dating with Debt (November 24th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Building a Credit Foundation in Canada (November 16th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Financial Assistance for Veterans (November 10th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: What is a “Crisis Budget”? (November 3rd 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Low-Income Financial Planning (October 27th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Property Tax Rebate (October 20th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: What is the Climate Action Incentive Payment (CAIP)? (October 13th 2023)

#FinancialFridays – Managing the BIG bills (October 6th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Income Changes at 65 – filing the paperwork! (September 29th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Canada Education Savings Grant (Sept 22nd 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Saving For Your Child’s Education (Sept 15th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Registered Education Savings Plans (Sept 8th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Lessons About Money for Our Children (Sept 1st 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Know your Bills (Aug 11th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Oil to Heat Pump (Aug 4th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Credit Score Formulas (July 28th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Online Safety (July 21st 2023)

#FinancialFridays: ODSP Increase (July 14th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Making The Most of Your Money (July 7th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Changes to Benefits and Credits in July (June 30th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Dealing with Debt (June 23rd 2023)

#FinancialFridays: An “Interest”ing Cupcake (June 16th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Collection Agencies (June 9th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Managing Debt (June 2nd 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Internet Protection (May 26th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: End of Life Guide (May 19th 2023)

#Financial Friday: What is a Credit Bureau? (May 12th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Income Terms (May 5th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: 2023 Tax Deadline (April 28th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Budgets (April 21st 2023)

#FinancialFridays: What is Pink Tax? (April 14th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Elaborate Scam (April 7th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Shrinkflation (March 31st 2023)

#FinancialFridays: CCB Update (March 24th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: It’s not you & you’re not alone (March 17th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Teaching your Kids How to Budget Money (March 10th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Be SMART (March 3rd 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Right of Offset (Feb 24th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Pros and Cons of Increasing your Credit Card Limit (Feb 17th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Why is my gas bill so high? (Feb 10th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: How to Make a Budget (Feb 3rd 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Free Tax Clinics (Jan 27th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Bad Money Habits (Jan 20th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: Financial Self-Care (Jan 13th 2023)

#FinancialFridays: 52-Week Savings Plan (Jan 5th 2023)


#FinancialFridays: Online Shopping Scams (December 30th 2022)

#FinancialFridays: Tips for Paying off Debt (December 23rd 2022)

#FinancialFridays: 50/30/20 (December 16th 2022)

#FinancialFridays: Manage Your Subscriptions (December 9th 2022)

#FinancialFridays: Is it a Scam?  (November 4th 2022)

#FinancialFridays: 8 Essential Finance Tips for Young Adults (October 28th 2022)

#FinancialFridays: Financial Fridays – Debit card safety (June 24, 2022)

#FinancialFridays: #FinancialFridays: Reducing Your Grocery Bill (June 3, 2022)

#FinancialFridays: Get Rewarded for Staying Local May 20, 2022)

#FinancialFridays: PIN Safety and Keeping your Finances Secure (May 13, 2022)

#FinancialFridays: A Mother’s Day Message (May 6, 2022)

#FinancialFridays: What IF you owe income tax? (April 29, 2022)

#FinancialFridays: Expecting a tax return this year? We have some considerations for you. (April 22, 2022)

#FinancialFridays: Tax Scams (and how to protect yourself and your money. (April 1, 2022)

#FinancialFridays: Celebrating Life on a Budget (April 8, 2022)

#FinancialFridays: Covid-19 and Tax Filing in Ontario (March 25, 2022)

#FinancialFridays: Seniors’ Tax Credits (Part 1). (March 11, 2022)

#FinancialFridays: Spring Spending. (March 4, 2022)

#FinancialFridays: We are proud to welcome Sharon Safra as our new Financial Literacy Coordinator (February 25, 2022)

#FinancialFridays: The Federal Government has announced they will repay clawbacks for low-income seniors. (February 18, 2022)

#FinancialFridays: Credit Cards and weeds and other financial lessons. (January 14, 2022)

#FinancialFridays: Money Habits (January 7, 2022)

#FinancialFridays: Ontario raises maximum allowable rent increase as rent freezes end. (January 7, 2022).


#FinancialFridays: Being objective around holiday advertising. (December 17, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Holiday Gift Giving On A Budget. (December 10, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: If you lost your job because you weren’t vaccinated, you might not be eligible for IE. Here’s what you should know. (December 3, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Wish lists and holiday shopping. (November 19, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Christmas Spending and Buy Now Pay Later Schemes. (November 12, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Christmas Giving and the 4 Gift Rule. (November 5, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Teaching kids about budgeting with Halloween candy. (October 29, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) will expire October 23rd and will be replaced by the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit. (October 22, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: A recent survey reveals that mental health and financial worries are deeply connected. Learn more here. (October 15, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Safe Banking – Is your money protected? (October 15, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Looking to make some positive changes in your life? Our “Turning Over Stones” brochure includes useful resources on local supports. (October 8, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: New Rules for Unemployment Insurance (October 1, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Growing up and finances – what messages about money have you learned in your life? (September 24, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Extended paid sick leave and an increase to Ontario’s minimum wage. (September 17, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Money Matters (and Marshmallows) for Post-Secondary Students. (September 3, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Are you a senior on a fixed income? This post is for you! (August 27, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Seniors who received the CERB and Canada Recovery Benefit may now not qualify for the GIS or may face drastic reductions to their payments. (August 6, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Saving for that rainy day. (July 30, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Parents can expect another payment of the CCB Young Child Supplement. Learn more here. (July 23, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: School may be out for the summer but now is a great time to think about your child’s post secondary education. (July 9, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Wanting to save for your child’s education but not sure where to start? (July 2, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Debt and collection agencies – here’s what you should know. (June 25, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Be Scam Smart: How to keep your identity and money safe! (June 18, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Do you owe taxes to the CRA? Options do exist Learn more here. (May 28, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: The Government of Canada announces more financial support for parents with young children. Learn more here. (May 21, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: The Province of Ontario has announced changes to the Seniors Dental Program and the Seniors Prescription Co-Payment Program. (May 21, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: 250 people have accessed our Financial Literacy Program. We are here for you. (May 14, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Kids and money – here’s what you need to know. (May 7, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Expecting a tax return? Here are some considerations for you! (April 23, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Debt weighing you down? Options do exist. (April 16, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Parents – are you aware of the Ontario Covid-19 Child Benefit? Learn more here. (April 9, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Finances affected by Covid-19? You may qualify for assistance. Learn more here. (April 9, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Nest Eggs – a wonderful way to prepare for our future. (April 2, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Understanding Insurance – Automobile Insurance (Part 3). (March 19, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Understanding Insurance (Part 2). (March 12, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Understanding Insurance (Part 1). (March 5, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Free Income Tax Filing Services are available to those who meet income guidelines. Learn more here. (February 26, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Credit – it can help build your dreams and it come down like a hammer. Learn more here. (February 19, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Did you receive pandemic benefits? You may qualify for a payment plan with CRA. Find out more here. (February 12, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Are you 65 years or older? You may qualify for the Canada Guaranteed Income Supplement. (February 5, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: Receive Covid-19 government benefits? Your 2020 personal taxes may be affected (January 29, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: This classic tale helps to teach children about money, it’s value and basic budgeting (January 22, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: The SMART Approach to Budgeting (January 15, 2021)

#FinancialFridays: The New Year is here and so is the opportunity for financial fresh starts (January 1, 2021)


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

#FinancialFridays: How to balance credit and debt for a happy holiday.

#FinancialFridays: How to look beyond the ads for a meaningful and festive holiday.

#FinancialFridays: Creating and Managing A Holiday Budget

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

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

#FinancialFridays: Coming Soon – Holiday Season Preparation Series

#FinancialFridays: End Of Life Planning

#FinancialFridays: Receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance or Survivor Benefit? Service Canada has an important reminder for you.

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

#FinancialFridays: As temperatures begin their descent downwards, natural gas rates are on the rise. Are you prepared?

#FinancialFridays: Budgeting 101 for Students

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

#FinancialFridays: A recent survey shows that 1 in 4 Canadians say that they can’t afford the holidays this year November 20, 2020

#FinancialFridays: Creating and Managing a Holiday Budget November 20, 2020

#FinancialFridays: How to look beyond the ads for a meaningful and festive holiday November 27, 2020

#FinancialFridays: How to balance credit and debt for a happy holiday December 4, 2020

#FinancialFridays: If you received CERB or CRB – there are things to know prior to tax time December 11, 2020

#FinancialFridays: Holiday Monetary Gifts and Gift Cards December 18, 2020

If you need help improving your financial situation or need helpful budgeting advice, our Financial Literacy Program can help. Contact Caroline, our Program Coordinator at 519-378-4773 or email her at advice@unitedwaybg.com