Teaching your kids about Budgeting using Halloween Candy Do you remember the thrill and excitement of dumping out your candy on your floor after a night of running around the neighbourhood? I loved sorting the candy and deciding which candies to eat immediately and which to save for later. Would
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#FinancialFridays: The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) will expire October 23rd and will be replaced by the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit.
The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) will expire on October 23rd and will be replaced by a new targeted benefit known as the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit that will run until May 7, 2022 (retroactive to October 24, 2021).The “Lockdown Benefit” will be for those whose work is directly impacted by
Our Financial Literacy Program relaunched in June 2020 and this week marked the 250th person accessing the program. 62% of those who accessed the program completed a budget with our Financial Literacy Program Coordinator. A budget is an important tool for understanding your current financial situation and making a plan
During the lockdown, we are spending more time together than if the kids were at school throughout the week. Children are sponges and are learning from watching us. One of the things we are teaching them, purposely or accidentally, is our own beliefs about finances and our personal habits with
Are you feeling like debt is weighing you down? Unable to pay the debts you owe? Struggling and not sure where to turn? The latest MNP Consumer Debt Index found that as much as 53% of Canadians were $200 or less away from not being able to pay their monthly
What is a nest egg you ask? A nest egg is a sum of money that has been saved for a specific purpose. This savings is generally designated for longer-term goals. This is a good time to think about your goals and what it will take to reach them. Before
#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
How do the COVID-19 benefits impact your income tax return? If you received the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB), Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB), or Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) payments, these are considered taxable income, and you will have to
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
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