• How one Manitoban lost $500,000 in a brand-hijacking scheme. We all know Little Red Riding Hood or some variation of her story, and we learn early on in our lives to watch out for a wolf in granny’s clothing. Unscrupulous individuals hiding their true intentions by disguising themselves as people we know and trust is a tale as old as time. A new and […] Posted in: Fraud2 min read
  • Income Boosting Benefits and How To Get Them For families on social assistance with children, benefit income can add up to almost 40% of their annual household income. Evidence from Canada and the U.S. shows that many low-income earners can quickly increase their family’s income by as much as 50% by accessing benefits they are entitled to. TOOLS and STRATEGIES to ACCESS BENEFITS […] Posted in: Family Matters, Guest Blog5 min read
  • “SIMPLY” having a wonderful Christmas time – gift giving guide The holiday season can be a time of stress for many people. An increase in activities and gatherings (or conversely, isolation), the pressure to pick the best gifts for those on your shopping list and of course, the financial burden that goes along with all of this. For many of us, gifts are not really […] Posted in: Family Matters2 min read
  • “What will happen to my child after I’m gone?”  Parents of children with an intellectual disability often worry about what the future holds, and at some point have to ask the question, “What will happen to them when I am gone?” In a fast-paced world, with technology at our fingertips, we can quickly access information on a wide array of topics. But for someone […] Posted in: Family Matters, Guest Blog2 min read
  • The CPP: Guaranteed Stability in an Unpredictable World We all know there are few guarantees in life. That new comedy series streaming on Netflix? Canceled. The great new lunch place across from your work? Closed. The neighbour who always gets your mail when you’re away? Moving. But there are some very important things we can confidently rely on. It came as a relief […] Posted in: Family Matters, Investing3 min read
  • Youth panelist shares three simple steps young adults can take to get ahead financially           Imagine you are 60-years-old, and that you have over $3-million invested, and it was growing? I mean, how would your life be? Cheerful? Calm? Stress-free and worry-free, regarding your financial future? But here is the truth, many Canadians are not on track, and may never be able, to retire comfortably. […] Posted in: Family Matters, Guest Blog, Home Ownership, Investing3 min read

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