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Financial Advice & Conversation from Member Savings CU Coaches & Friends

How have your spending habits changed over the past 5 months?

How have your spending habits changed over the past 5 months?

July 28th 2020

Which spending category do you find yourself in? Are you taking this time to save and focus on watching your spending habits or are you filling your online shopping cart with unnecessary items just for something to do?

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Should you pay off your credit card with a line of credit?

Should you pay off your credit card with a line of credit?

June 18th 2020 - Repost 

Some people are uncomfortable with the idea of using debt to pay off debt. However, it is important to compare the difference in interest rates being charged when paying down your balance between a loan or line of credit vs. a credit card.

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4 Ways to Manage Your Money During a Crisis

4 Ways to Manage Your Money During a Crisis

July 2nd 2020

It is normal in a global crisis such as the one we are in, to worry about things in life other then our health and wellbeing. One additional common concern is financial stability.

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Setting Realistic New Years Goals for 2020

Setting Realistic New Years Goals for 2020

January 8th 2020 

Why not start the year off strong by setting yourself realistic, smaller goals that are easier to reach and maintain. It may not always be realistic to save $35,000 in one year or pay off all your debt in one year.

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Digital World Estate Planning

Digital World Estate Planning

November 5th 2019

As we all know, one of the main components of Estate Planning is preparing a Will so that one’s estate is distributed according to one’s wishes.  Gone are the days where a trail of paperwork leads an executor to the deceased’s bank accounts, credit cards or bills.

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Why it's so important to have a will

Why it's so important to have a will

October 2019 by Betty Anne Flynn

Over 50 percent of adult Canadians do not have a will.  That’s a scary number given the reality of passing away without one. Unfortunately, I have personally heard many heartbreaking stories where this is the case. 

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Repost: Advice on how to prep for back to school season

Repost: Advice on how to prep for back to school season

September 4th 2019

Sending your child off to university or college will be an emotional event, likely for both of you. You will likely be both ecstatic at the fun times ahead or teary at the end of an era. 

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Mortgage Basics

Mortgage Basics

July 10th 2019

You are looking to buy a home or condo but you aren’t exactly sure how mortgages work. Before diving into the real estate market head on, take a minute to understand what you are getting yourself into.

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How to plan a vacation on a budget

How to plan a vacation on a budget

June 10th 2019

With hot summer weather just around the corner and the vacation calendar at work filling up fast, now is a great time to start thinking about your summer destinations.

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3 ways to reduce money related stress

3 ways to reduce money related stress

May 17th 2019

Stressing about money is never fun and building an emergency fund or savings can be difficult.

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