Category Archive: Financial Tips

Jan 02

5 Tips For Recovering From Holiday Spending

Post-holiday credit card statement time isn’t exactly the most wonderful time of the year, so check out these tips to help your wallet recover faster. 1. Experiment in the kitchen. Save on fancy dinners out and eat healthier after a season of indulging by heading back into your own kitchen. Make things exciting by looking …

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Dec 30

5 easy tactics for making your New Year’s resolution to save money a reality

(BPT) – It’s almost that time of year again – you prepare for the holidays and start thinking about what you want your New Year’s resolution to be. According to research from Nielsen, one quarter of Americans want to spend less and save more money in the New Year. If you’re one of these people, …

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Nov 12

Facing financial pressures: 5 tips for the sandwich generation

(BPT) – Would you sacrifice your retirement and savings to simultaneously support your elderly parents and adult children? It’s not something many people envision, but millions are doing just that. These individuals are part of the sandwich generation—middle-aged adults caring for two different generations of family at the same time while planning for their own …

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Nov 12

A higher standard: understanding the types of financial advisors and under what rules they operate

(BPT) – What’s in a name? When choosing a brand of paper towels or laundry detergent, one name may be as good as another. When it comes to selecting a financial advisor, however, consumers should know there are different types of advisors who are held to significantly different professional standards. Registered investment advisors (RIAs), for …

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Nov 12

3 empowering reasons why women can be better investors

Despite the earning power of today’s women, many still shy away from investing and long-term planning. One of the reasons may be a lack of confidence. A 2014 report by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies found that half of women say they are not confident about the ability to retire comfortably. “There’s no reason …

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Sep 13

Teach your kids the value of money

(BPT) – Teaching your kids to be financially savvy could help them to be financially confident and successful in the future. As credit card debt and low retirement savings continue to frustrate many Americans, you can help your kids steer clear of these and other financial pitfalls by talking to them early on about the …

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Sep 01

It’s never too early to start teens on a budget

(BPT) – At some point, everyone will have to learn how to live on a budget, whether it’s at home, at work or with a nonprofit organization. For teenagers with a limited income and plenty of interests that cost money, learning to manage a budget can never come too early. Money management is a necessary …

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Aug 22

Organize your finances in four easy steps

Do you tend to live paycheque to paycheque? Does the notion of setting up a savings plan put you into cold sweat? If either of these examples describes you to a T, then the financial experts from Desjardins Group have a 4-step plan to help you out. What are you worth? Drawing up a balance …

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