Planning & Advice

 

Financial literacy is the key to financial freedom. Having access to the right advice can help you achieve your goals whether it’s saving for your child’s education, buying a home or planning for retirement.

Find the information you need  to achieve your goals here.

To Lease or To Finance: That is the Question! Apr 30, 2018

When it comes to buying a new car, you have three options: purchasing it with cash, purchasing it through a loan (also known as financing) or leasing it. For most shoppers, the decision comes down to buying or leasing.

Why Is It Called A Credit Union? Apr 6, 2018
While bank and banking are universally understood and accepted terms, the term credit union may be misunderstood.
5 Identity Theft Jackpots (and How You Can Safeguard Against Them) Feb 28, 2018

Identity theft is nothing new, and yet it still manages to cost its victims billions of dollars (yes, that’s billions with a “b”) globally each year—not to mention the time and hassle involved in recovering a stolen identity.

Budgeting Basics Jan 15, 2018
Budgets are like the New Year’s resolutions of personal finance. We all know we should have one and we all know it’s a fairly simple thing to follow—at least in theory. Like resolutions, we often map out personal budgets with the best of intentions, only to abandon them a couple of weeks later.
Taming Debt Jan 8, 2018

According to a study by credit reporting agency TransUnion $21,696, is the debt load that the average Canadian consumer shouldered in the first quarter of 2017. What’s more, this amount excludes mortgages.

Gifts that Teach the Value of Money Dec 1, 2017
This year, before you wait in the cold and snow to buy your child the latest must-have toy, consider giving a financial-related gift instead.
Teaching Your Children to Manage Money Oct 15, 2017

Don’t know where to start? You’re not alone. That’s why we’ve compiled the following tips to help you teach your children how to save, invest and handle money responsibly.

What's the Best Card to Use? Dec 31, 2015
Think fast: what’s the most recent financial decision you made? You likely won’t have to think too far back.
Why Is It Called a Credit Union? Dec 1, 2015
While bank and banking are universally understood and accepted terms, the term credit union is still largely misunderstood and unknown to many. Credit union is an unusual term, isn’t it? Is it just another name for a bank? Is it a credit card company? Do I have to be in a union to join?