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
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: Receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance or Survivor Benefit? Service Canada has an important reminder for you.
Do you receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance or Allowance for the Survivor Benefit? If so, Employment and Social Development Canada and Service Canada has an important reminder for you. During the week of October 5, 2020, Service Canada sent reminder letters and Statement of Income forms to clients in
#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
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