• Easy Habits to Avoid Investment Fraud “What’s the first thing you do when you get into a car?” “Buckle your seatbelt?” “No.” “Check the mirrors?” “Nope.” “Start the car… ?” “Lock your doors.” My driving instructor was a newcomer to Canada, and grew up in a city with a very serious crime problem. Although Winnipeg is relatively much safer, he made […] Posted in: Fraud9 min read
  • The Gift of Financial Literacy – Pt. 2 Four Books To Give the Gift of Financial Literacy this Holiday Season – Pt. 2: For Adults COVID-19 has brought two financial extremes to light. There are people who are suffering great financial distress due to job loss, business closures and high levels of consumer debt. At the other end of the spectrum, there are […] Posted in: Family Matters6 min read
  • The Gift of Financial Literacy – Pt. 1 Four Books To Give the Gift of Financial Literacy this Holiday Season Part 1: Children’s Books Did you know that a children’s picture book can tell a hundred stories, and teach a few lessons too? Books can be a fantastic way to introduce kids to and teach them about the importance of financial literacy. When […] Posted in: Family Matters4 min read
  • Giving Back to Our Seniors Giving Back – to all the fantastic older people who have left an impact on our lives I was fortunate enough to have three of my four grandparents live well in to their 90s, and one, in fact, was 102 when she passed away. Growing up, I had the benefit of their experience, wisdom and […] Posted in: Family Matters, Helping Seniors, Investing5 min read
  • Six Ways to Financially Cope with COVID-19 By all accounts, it looks like COVID-19 is here to stay for a bit. The situation is in a constant state of flux, especially as we hit what appears to be the second wave and more restrictions are being put in place in Manitoba. The best things we can do to protect our health are […] Posted in: COVID 195 min read
  • How to Spot an Investment Scam Like a Pro – Pt.2 PART TWO of TWO A MoneySmart Guest Blog Rule 3# – Be wary of high-pressure tactics and a need to ‘act fast’ I use a pseudonym, covert email address and phone number to hide my identity as a government investigator. Given the suspect information that I have uncovered so far, I request more information from […] Posted in: Fraud, Guest Blog5 min read

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