5 Ways to Get Your Credit Card Paid!

Jun 27 2016 - Credit, Loans

Ask Siri!

It’s surprising how helpful a reminder can be from time to time. Ask Siri to remind you a few days before your payment is due. This way you can organize your finances so that you’re prepared to make the payment. It also allows you the opportunity to make  any adjustments to your spending if your balance is a little higher than you expected,

Don’t have Siri? No problem! Setting an alarm that goes off 3 days before my payment is due works like a charm! I also add it to my calendar for an extra reminder.

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What Should I Include in my Budget?

May 25 2016 - Budgets

Have you ever created a budget? I honestly do not know what I would do without it. If you’ve ever wanted to create a budget, but didn’t know where to start, this blog post is for you. I am here to help you get back on track with information and resources on what to include in your budget. Now keep it mind, you might have additional expenses not listed here, so make sure you include those as well.

A budget is not as much about what you make as it is about what you spend. You can’t always control what you make, but you can control what you spend.

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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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