Managing Your Money

When should you consider refinancing your mortgage?

A mortgage is a long-term financial commitment, but there is always some wiggle room if your circumstances change and you want a new deal to match. You usually have some…

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Fixed vs. variable – which mortgage rate is right for you?

There can be a lot of jargon in the mortgage process, and keeping track of the different products, different dates and different rates can be tough. And because it’s such…

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5 (more) mortgage FAQs answered by an expert (Janessa)

When making big financial decisions, it’s important to ask all the questions. So, to make it easier for you, I’ve answered 10 of the most frequently asked questions I get…

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5 mortgage FAQs answered by an expert (Janessa)

Ah mortgages, a topic near and dear to my heart. Being a relationship manager means that a big part of my job is helping people find the right mortgage. And…

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Keeping a long-term view on the market

It’s no secret that the spread of COVID-19 across the world has resulted in increased market volatility and decreased market values. Although this is obviously not ideal market behaviour, it’s…

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What to do if you’ve lost your job to COVID-19

One of the many unfortunate realities of the COVID-19 pandemic is the financial stress millions of people around the globe began facing, nearly overnight. Businesses are closing, and workers are…

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What is the CERB and how do I collect it?

The Government of Canada launched the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) to lessen the financial impact of COVID-19. Providing $500 a week for up to 16 weeks, this is a…

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How to budget your CERB

Millions of Canadians have applied to receive the Federal Government’s CERB, and many are starting to see the cheques appear in their accounts. In unprecedented times such as these, it’s…

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Why you should talk to a mortgage specialist

A perfect mortgage is so much more than just a seductively low-interest rate. It’s one of the most important financial decisions you’ll make.  So, why not take advantage of an…

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8 common student money mistakes (and how to avoid them)

The start of the school year is an exciting time. It means giddy reunions with your friends, welcome back parties, cracking open… brand new notebooks, lugging textbooks across campus, nuking…

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How to teach your tween about money

That moment when they realize money doesn’t grow on trees Your tween may not know much about money at this point in their lives, and that’s OK. Being young and…

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Money management for kids

You teach them manners, how to tie their shoes, and how to ride a bike. But can you really teach your kids the value of money? Short answer? Yes. And…

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