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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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How to stay on budget

How to stay on budget

May 27th 2016

Just because you have put yourself on a strict budget doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some of life’s finer things.  To keep life fun while remaining on budget you need to start thinking... 

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The Hidden Costs of Buying a Home

The Hidden Costs of Buying a Home

May 20th 2016

When we think of buying a home most of us look at the purchase price, mortgage amount and down payment however, there are a number of other costs to consider: 

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Buying vs. Renting

Buying vs. Renting

May 11th 2016

So you want to move out of your parents place but not sure which direction to take - should you rent or buy?  It’s a big decision, one that you should spend some time carefully planning, weighing the pros and cons of both options.

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What is the Home Buyers Plan?

What is the Home Buyers Plan?

April 29th 2016

Do you want to know about a fantastic way of saving towards your dream of owning a home?  It’s called The Home Buyers Plan (HBP), set up for first time home buyers...  

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