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Attitudes Toward Insurance

Attitudes Toward Insurance

Insurance coverage can be tricky to shop for, because it requires making specific financial decisions about some hazy and unpredictable concepts. Depending on the type of insurance you’re looking into, you might find yourself pondering some downright uncomfortable...

Why We Get Scammed – And How Avoid It

Why We Get Scammed – And How Avoid It

If you use a cellphone or have an email account, you’ve almost certainly been exposed to an attempt at mass marketing fraud. Common examples include being interrupted by an annoying robocall just as you start eating lunch, or waking up to a suspicious message in your...

How to Counter the Effects of Inflation

How to Counter the Effects of Inflation

When most people think of inflation, their response is usually similar to when they see a vintage advertisement: reminiscing about the cheaper prices of the past (15 cents for a burger? Awesome!) while simultaneously feeling some resentment towards today’s ever-rising...

Pay Yourself First – You Deserve It!

Pay Yourself First – You Deserve It!

If your savings isn’t your first priority, you will soon find that it doesn’t even make the cut at all. You’ve WORKED HARD for your money, so keep some of it for yourself! Often times, the excuse “I can’t afford to save money” is used. Although this may be true in...

How to Save on Groceries

How to Save on Groceries

Breaking Up with Name Brands Picture this: you’re steering your shopping cart through the sliding doors of the supermarket, shopping list in hand. As you walk the aisles, there’s a strategy you can use to save an average of 33% on your entire purchase. It doesn’t...

How a loan can put you on top during RRSP season

How a loan can put you on top during RRSP season

The RRSP contribution deadline is just around the corner. Make your way in to see us by March 1st if you want your contribution to count for the 2018 tax year.   Often times, you may not have the money to spare after the holidays to drop into your RRSP, even...

Why Is It Called A Credit Union?

Why Is It Called A Credit Union?

While bank and banking are universally understood and accepted terms, the term credit union may be misunderstood. 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? But, just...

To Lease or To Finance: That is the Question!

To Lease or To Finance: That is the Question!

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. On the surface, the differences between leasing...

Budgeting Basics

Budgeting Basics

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...

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