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Financial Advice & Conversation from Member Savings CU Coaches & Friends

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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5 Things to consider before buying a car

5 Things to consider before buying a car

July 7th 2016

Buying a car is not a decision you should make overnight. There are many factors to consider when choosing the best option for you.

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Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Tips for First Time Home Buyers

June 24th 2016

Thinking about purchasing your first home can be scary! Being financially ready and mentally ready do not often fall simultaneously. Either way it’s important you know what to expect before jumping into the process

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10 Things you may not know about a Credit Union - Part 2

10 Things you may not know about a Credit Union - Part 2

June 16th 2016

Are you one of the many people out there wondering – what exactly is a credit union?  Part 2 of our series, here are the remaining 5 things to know about credit unions.

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10 Things you may not know about a Credit Union

10 Things you may not know about a Credit Union

June 10th 2016

Are you one of the many people out there wondering – what exactly is a credit union?  What makes them different to banks?  Are they better? If so, you’re not alone.  We are here to tell you - yes...

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Are you getting the right Retirement advice?

Are you getting the right Retirement advice?

June 3rd 2016

I’ve had many occasions to speak to LCBO employees recently who are retiring before the end of the year. I could write a book about the misinformation that is being passed along to these upcoming retirees by friends or relatives

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