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​5 Reasons Your Family Should Bank With a Credit Union

We understand what it’s like for busy moms who are managing a household and juggling many different priorities...

Dangers of Electronic Cash

We are moving rapidly towards a cashless society where all transactions will be conducted electronically.  At least that has been the prediction for over two decades...

Financial Literacy is Key to Financial Health

Financial literacy is just like language literacy; we all have it to some level.  If you can speak and read and express... 

Advice to Keep You Safe

Unfortunately, fraud is a serious issue in today’s world. The Internet has provided amazing opportunities but it has also increase...

​Can You and Your Working Spouse Live on One Income?

If you and your working spouse are looking to pay off debt, save money, or both, you might consider...

Preventing Holiday Hangover

Ahh Christmas… that magical time of year when the average North American family racks up...

Spring Cleaning for Your Finances

It’s the time of year when we clean out the gardens, the garage and the gutters but it’s also a good time to take a look at your finances...

Pay Yourself First

You work hard for your money but there never...

I Don't Want to Pay Taxes

If this is you, you are not alone. However, taxes are one of only two things which are certain...

Teaching Your Children to Manage Money

Many parents understand that raising children means preparing their lunches for school, helping them with their homework and driving them to soccer practice. However...

One Jar, Two Jar, Three Jars Full

From past articles we discuss saving money as well as starting early, as early as 6 or 7 years of age.  But how...

It's Never too Early to Talk Money

A University of Cambridge study found that money habits in children are formed by the time they are seven years old...

You Get the Credit You Deserve

The average Canadian has $3,954 in credit card debt, which is not a problem if you are paying it off on a timely basis. Unfortunately...

Plan to Enjoy the Holiday Season

Most people these days maintain their schedule on a digital calendar that they share between their computer, their mobile phone and perhaps a tablet.  The key to making the holidays manageable...

​Savings are Best When They’re Earning

Most people believe they should be saving money, but may not know how to make that money earn more money.  A piggy bank...

​3 Steps to Curb the Urge to Spend

While malls are kind of dead these days, the urge to spend money on stuff is still very much alive. When you see something you want...

4 Ways You Should Never Use Your Credit Card

We all know that credit cards can be a valuable weapon in your spending arsenal. They can help you build good credit...