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
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#FinancialFridays: A recent survey shows that 1 in 4 Canadians say that they can’t afford the holidays this year.
For many, planning for the holidays this year is proving to be a stressful experience. Worries related to the Covid-19 pandemic along with financial concerns and the inability to celebrate as we typically do, is creating anxiety for lots of individuals this Christmas season. Recently, a survey by Credit Canada
#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: Financially affected by the Covid-19 pandemic? You may qualify for assistance. Learn more here.
Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) – ends when you’ve received 28 weeks of benefits or on October 3, 2020, whichever comes first. For those who applied through the Canada Revenue Agency, the last four-week period for the CERB was August 30, 2020 through Septemer 26, 2020. However, you can still
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
If you are one of the many Canadians who received payments from the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), you may want to prepare for a harsh reality come tax time. Tax experts are warning that many could be in for a shock. Depending on your yearly income, there is a
During this uncertain time, our Financial Literacy Program Coordinator Caroline Araujo Abbotts reminds us not to wait to to look at our budget and finances. Newmarket Today recently published an article entitled, “Come fall, financial experts expect flood of people with unmanageable debt.” The article highlights that in April there
by: Caroline Araujo Abbotts, Financial Literacy Program Coordinator, United Way of Bruce Grey It is a time of heightened concern and fear. I am nervous about walking down the street and a virus too small to see that may be anywhere. I am worried about the safety of my family’s
When Covid-19 arrived, we were faced with vast lifestyle changes that translated into more online interactions such as working from home, online banking, virtual shopping, communicating with friends and family and more. Unfortunately, scammers and fraudsters are also very active during the pandemic and we need to be extra vigilant