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Financial Advice & Conversation from Member Savings CU Coaches & Friends

RRSP's vs. TFSA's - What's the difference?

RRSP's vs. TFSA's - What's the difference?

September 27th 2016

The most common question I get asked as an Investment Specialist is, “Should I deposit my money into a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) or to a Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA)?”

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The best ways to save for a down payment

The best ways to save for a down payment

September 20th 2016

If you are like me, a millennial, you are constantly thinking about buying your first home.  You may have quickly found out...

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Back To School & Financial Literacy

Back To School & Financial Literacy

September 13th 2016

It’s that time of year again! How quickly the summer flies by. The kids have been hanging around the house playing video games or outside with friends.  

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Understanding Mortgages

Understanding Mortgages

August 30th 2016

You are looking to buy a home or condo but you aren’t exactly sure how mortgages work. Before diving into the real estate market head on, take a minute to understand what you are getting yourself into.

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Keeping Yourself Safe From Fraud!

Keeping Yourself Safe From Fraud!

August 16th

Sometimes keeping track of all of our passwords can be hard. It is tempting to make each and every password the same so we won’t forget.

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Estate Planning: Power of Attorneys

Estate Planning: Power of Attorneys

Aug 10th 2016

Legal documents can be very intimidating and confusing, especially when it comes to Wills and Powers of Attorney...

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The Importance of a Will

The Importance of a Will

August 2nd 2016

Over 50 percent of adult Canadians do not have a will.  That’s a scary number given the reality of passing away without one.

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Tax Free Savings Accounts - The Basics

Tax Free Savings Accounts - The Basics

July 26th 2016

Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSA’s) have been around since 2009 and provide Canadians with a great way to save money each year with the interest earned being tax free.  

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De-Clutter Your Finances!

De-Clutter Your Finances!

July 20th 2016

I recently wrote a series of blogs on how to achieve Financial Wellness.  In hindsight, I missed what should have been the very first step in this process -- decluttering your financial paperwork.

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8 costs of home ownership you may not know

8 costs of home ownership you may not know

July 12th 2016

Home ownership is a very exciting time.  You are taking on a whole new responsibility with many expected and unexpected costs...

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