Fraud can happen to anyone: Simple tips to protect yourself

Mar 15 2016 - Your rights


With Fraud Prevention Month in full effect, we are excited to introduce a guest blogger this week to discuss what you can do to protect yourself against fraudulent activity. Our guest blogger, Jane Rooney was appointed Financial Literacy Leader in April 2014 under the instructions of the Commissioner of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC). Prior to this Governor-in-Council appointment, she was FCAC’S Director, Financial Literacy and Consumer Education, a role she held since 2008. Over her career Ms. Rooney has worked 20-plus years in the financial sector. Today, she shares her story on how she protected herself when there was suspicious activity on her credit card.

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March is Fraud Prevention Month

Mar 10 2016 - Your rights


It’s Fraud Prevention Month (#FPM2016) and 2016 marks the 12th anniversary of the annual education and awareness campaign that encourages Canadians to recognize, reject and report fraud.

Money On Trees & FirstOntario Credit Union will be sharing resources and tips to help consumers fight fraud. A great place to start is the Competition Bureau website, where they share how consumers can recognize, reject and report fraud.

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Save Money on Gifts this Holiday Season

Nov 29 2015 - Budgets, Saving


With the holiday season approaching, this is the perfect time to review your budget and plan. If you’re like me, making a Christmas list can be daunting. I started with my usual list (parents, siblings, significant other and friends), but then I started to wonder – should I get a gift for Susan at work? Suddenly, my list had many more people on it then I ever expected. Not to worry, today I am here to share some of my favourite ways to save during the holiday season.

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How Shopping and Banking Local Benefits You and Your Community

Oct 22 2015 - Credit, Saving


Since its Small Business Week, I wanted to review some of the benefits of shopping local and how it can save you money in the long run. I love to shop and bank local because it helps my community thrive. I receive a personalized experience, and on many occasions, the prices are much more budget friendly. Here are some of my favourite reasons why I love to shop and bank local.

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Simple Things You Can Do to Save Money

Oct 6 2015 - Saving


Welcome back to Money On Trees. Today, we are going to discuss one of my favourite topics when it comes to finances: saving. I’ve always believed that saving is something that can be achieve through practice. We discuss it in every Money On Trees seminars and our attendees often forget to include it in their budget. Today, I am going to share some of those tips from our seminar in hopes that it will help you reach your savings goals.

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