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Sep 2020

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CERB ending & new government benefits

If you're one of the millions of Canadians relying on CERB, you'll want to be aware of the new government changes.

10

Jul 2020

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2020 Financial Stress Index

Money remains the number one cause of stress

15

Jun 2020

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COVID-19 Financial resources UPDATED

Financial resources as of June 15th, 2020

10

Jun 2020

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Investment Scam Red Flags

You need to do your homework when dealing with an advisors, financial planner or anyone selling investments.

13

May 2020

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Money dos and don'ts

Managing your money right now can be a stressful and frustrating experience.

08

May 2020

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Cash or credit during COVID?

It’s been weeks into the lock down and more and more people are using credit cards instead of cash.

27

Apr 2020

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Student Financial Benefits & Grants

New proposed financial benefits announced.

23

Apr 2020

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Kids and Money: COVID Conversations

Talking to your kids about money during the pandemic.

11

Apr 2020

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Defer credit card; reduce rate

Would you like a better credit card rate? Defer your payments, but still pay them.

03

Apr 2020

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Free Facebook Live April 3rd at 3pm ET

We have another FREE FP Canada Facebook live event happening today at 3pm ET.

31

Mar 2020

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Deferring payments and your credit score

Last week the Canadian Bankers Association said they had 213,000 requests for mortgage deferrals and skip a payment options, but also cautions, that data is already a week old. And those numbers only apply to the big six banks.

27

Mar 2020

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COVID-19 financial resources

There's been a crushing amount of financial information and benefits announced over the past two weeks.

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Mar 2020

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Free Facebook Live Friday March 27th

Free Facebook live this Friday, March 27th at 3pm ET

25

Mar 2020

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Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Today the Government introduced Canada’s Emergency Response Benefit to help workers and businesses

24

Mar 2020

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COVID-19 Fraud alert

Where there’s fear and increasing anxiety over COVID-19, enter in the fraudsters from around the globe.

24

Mar 2020

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Your credit score when deferring payments

If you defer your mortgage or loan payments, will it hurt your credit score?

22

Mar 2020

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COVID-19 Provincial Financial Aid

As Canadians face new uncertainties daily, you’re likely asking how you will survive financially?

19

Mar 2020

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COVID-19 New Financial Aid

Yesterday Prime Minister Trudeau unveiled $27 billion in aid and $55 billion in tax deferrals. Here’s what we know now

18

Mar 2020

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Emergency COVID-19 Measures: Canadian Government

Here's the latest from CBC news: Trudeau unveils $82B COVID-19 emergency response package for Canadians, businesses

18

Mar 2020

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COVID-19 & Your Money

The world continues to hold its breath during COVID-19. And here at home in Canada, yesterday brought more uncertainty with many provinces declaring states of emergency.

16

Mar 2020

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Your Finances and COVID-19

The markets are tanking, interest rates are near zero and you may wonder if you still have a job this week. Let’s break down what you need to do now.

02

Mar 2020

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Protecting Your Parents From Fraud

March is Fraud Prevention Month and it's essential that you have the 'talk' with your parents on internet and in-person safety.

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Feb 2020

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Canada's Mortgage stress test change

Today, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced a change to the stress test rate for insured mortgages.

20

Dec 2019

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Fight Fraud With One Call

Fraud experts now say that if you’re 18 or older, there’s a 100% chance your Social Insurance Number has been compromised from security breaches.

16

Dec 2019

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Keep Your Private Purchases Private

If you’re lit up that it’s now legal to spark up a little weed in this country, just be careful how you’re paying for it. The same goes with ordering your DNA report.

16

Dec 2019

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Is Guilt A Good Thing

Many people don’t set goals for one big emotional reason. We’ll feel guilt if we don’t start them.

16

Dec 2019

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Recalibrating Your Spending

Have you over indulged on your spending recently and are feeling financially bloated? We all do it at times. And the problem with excess retail therapy is it can have you set new highs or norms with your spending.

13

Dec 2019

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Opportunity Costs

So, you’ve saved up for that new stereo or there’s a financing deal on the new car you’ve been eying. Ready to go shopping? Consider this first.

02

Dec 2019

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Ate The Whole Financial Pie?

Have you ever eaten the whole pie? We’ve all done it figuratively and literally.

30

Nov 2019

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Tracking Your Money & Apps

We all want to find ways to better track our spending. And, there's a plethora of fantastic apps that offer just that. But before you sign-up for these, you need to know the risks.

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Nov 2019

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Going Paperless?

Are you tired of your financial clutter?

24

Nov 2019

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When a Deal Isn't a Deal

So, you’re just about to pay for your items at your favourite department store.

17

Nov 2019

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Why Do We Overspend?

It's November and that means Financial Literacy Month!

16

Nov 2019

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Be Smart With Money: Don't Pay Only The Minimum

Being smart with your money doesn’t mean giving up your avocado toast and morning latte.

12

Nov 2019

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Should You Use Cash or Credit?

Using cash or credit? Which do you think is best?

08

Nov 2019

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Beefing Up Your Credit Score

So you’ve checked your credit score and it’s less than stellar. Not to worry.

04

Nov 2019

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Know Your Credit Score

You’ve had a lot of measurement scores over your life. But there’s one that could cost or save you hundreds, even thousands of dollars each year. And that’s your credit score.

01

Nov 2019

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Missing Out On Money?

What could you be missing out on by having no credit or a poor score?

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Oct 2019

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Oct 2019

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Faulty Mental Accounting

If you were shopping for a new blender that cost about $100 and just as you were going to pay

21

Oct 2019

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Sex and Money

Why is it that you likely know more about what happens in your friend’s bedroom that about their finances?

06

Oct 2019

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Your Financial GPS

I don’t know about you, but I’d never plan a road trip without my trusted GPS.

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Oct 2019

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Canada Votes - Housing Plans

With Canadians getting ready to vote on October 21st in our federal election, all parties are promising new benefits almost every day.

25

Sep 2019

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Budgeting for student life

According to a Maclean’s magazine article, the cost for post-secondary students is steep!

28

Aug 2019

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Safeguarding Against New Scams

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre is warning there's a new fraud for you to be aware of.

27

Aug 2019

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Final Summer Getaway

Are you overpaying for rental car insurance?

15

Aug 2019

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Investing: can 1% equal thousands?

We tend to discount little numbers and don’t think they’ll add up. But when it comes to investing and compound interest, they’re like magic.

10

Aug 2019

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How does $10 a day turn into $114,000?

You might not think a few dollars a day can make a difference, but I’m here to crunch the numbers for you and tell you that it can!

06

Aug 2019

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Getting debt free quicker

What do you think just $10 a day could do to get rid of your debt?

22

Jul 2019

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Budgeting for your kid’s extracurricular activities

Back-to-school will be here quicker than you think, and summer is a great time to look back at the costs.

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Jul 2019

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Bank of Canada decreases 5-year benchmark, affordability rises 1.4%

The Bank of Canada recently announced the decrease of the 5-year benchmark mortgage rate 15 basis points from 5.34% to 5.19 %.

10

Jul 2019

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Bank of Canada Rate Announcement:

In light of today's Bank of Canada interest rate announcement

29

Jun 2019

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Family Financial Planning

1-in-5 young Canadians will postpone retirement to financially supporting aging parents

19

Jun 2019

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How To Avoid Falling Victim To Identity Theft

Vacation season is upon us, as the official beginning of summer nears. And for most people, it’s one of the busiest times of the year.

17

Jun 2019

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How To Help Your Kids Pay For School

A new FP Canada survey reveals that two thirds of parents have already helped their kids to pay for University.  Those with kids under 18, that number jumps up to 82% of parents wanting to help.  And that means putting off retirement and paying off debt.

12

Jun 2019

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5 Surprising Things

When was the last time you paid for something with cash? Easy to do buying your morning coffee but checking into a hotel room or buying a beverage on a flight requires a major credit card.  You pretty much NEED credit today.  I’m all for using cash at times.  You should.  But if you’re living in our society today, you have to build a good or great score and maintain it.  And, for better or worse, that score changes every month based on your good or bad credit habits

09

Jun 2019

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Spring Cleaning Your Credit

Spring Cleaning Your Credit – how to check your credit score

06

May 2019

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What’s In Your Financial Garage?

May is time of revitalization for your home, closets and garage.  So why not freshen up your finances too?If, like many Canadians, you rushed to get your RRPS contribution in before the March 1st deadline earlier this year, you’re not alone.  But, do you know what’s actually invested in your RRSP?  Or, your TFSA for that matter?

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Apr 2019

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Financial Pitfalls

A new season of freshness is in the air, and as you start spring cleaning your home, you’ll want to spring clean your finances and avoid some big money traps.


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