August, 2016 Archive

What To Do About a Canada Post Interruption?

News of a potential Canada Post work stoppage has been circulating for some time, and as each negotiation deadline approaches, businesses and consumers who depend on physical mail services are often left wondering what...

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Break Up With Your “Unitaskers”

Television personality and chef Alton Brown is famous for his wit in addition to his culinary expertise: one of his best-known segments derides the rise of “unitaskers,” those absurdly specific and...

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How a Financial Cheat Day Can Hurt Your Goals

When we set out to improve fitness goals and lose weight, the first thing we often think about is what kind of diet will help. Do we restrain calories? Carbohydrates? Fats? Sugar? How much, how little? And how to deal...

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Back To School: A Personal Finance Perspective

It’s hard to believe that we’re already approaching mid-August, but it’s almost time for the return to classes for the many students across all ages and levels of education. Returning to the school...

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Is Fintech Secure?

Mobile banking and financial technology firms are changing the way consumers interact with financial products and services. One of the biggest questions about newly linked finance and tech innovations is: will my money...

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Fintech, Satisfaction and the Big Five Banks

Despite the increasing availability of alternative banking and financial technology as channels for the Canadian consumer to build their wealth and savings over time, the majority of Canadians still bank with one of the...

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Unexpected Financial Hardships: How To Cope

Despite our best efforts at financial planning, unexpected financial hardships may arise that make loans or credit that we expected to be able to pay back regularly and on-time simply unmanageable – be it for a...

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