As Christmas approaches, the flyers and advertisements and social media posts are everywhere! The pressure to spend is real… and the pressure is intense. This year, try using wish lists instead of putting things right into your cart… both while real-life shopping and shopping online. In real life, keep a
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#FinancialFridays: Preparing for Christmas The snow we experienced this past week is a reminder that the holiday season will soon be upon us. I find shopping for Christmas overwhelming. I want to get the kids something they will like but also stay within budget and shop early so I don’t
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
This is an important piece of information that many people don’t know. When you sign up for a bank account, in the contract it will outline that banks have the “right to offset”. This means that if you have both a bank account (ie. Chequing or savings) and a debt
#FinancialFridays: Growing up and finances – what messages about money have you learned in your life?
Where did you learn about money and finances? We learn about money and how to use it from our earliest age. There are messages about money all around us. From watching those closest to us and how they use money to commercials that are streamed into our minds through tv,
If you are a student going to post-secondary, Congratulations! This is such an exciting time for you. It is a time to grow and learn and explore… not just in the classroom. You can also take this opportunity to learn about and practice managing money. You can treat learning about
If you’re 60 years or older and you’re living on a fixed income, this video provides valuable information on Federal financial support through the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS). Please note that the eligibility criteria for the 2020 tax year has changed since the preparation of this video. Please see cut-off
“Pay yourself first.” This is a mantra that is used to help personal finances.What does it mean? This means putting money away for emergencies. Pick an amount – any amount – and put it in a separate account every month. Make this non-negotiable. You can put it in a regular
#FinancialFridays: Parents can expect another payment of the CCB Young Child Supplement. Learn more here.
Parents and guardians receiving the Canada Child Benefit for children under 6 years old will receive an extra payment on July 30th, 2021. Those with a family net income of $120,000/year or less will receive this supplement. Another payment will occur October 29th, 2021. To find out more about the
Would you like to save for your child’s education but struggle to find space on a tight budget? The Canada Learning Bond can help. Many people have heard of the matching program, the Canada Education Savings Grant, but are not aware of the Canada Learning Bond. This program does not