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Author Profile | Katie Schewe

Assiniboine’s Kim Champion Taylor saw the effectiveness of the program when she was recruited for a volunteer match.

Striking the Right Match with Spark

What is a community group with a tight budget in need of professional services to do? For the last nine years Spark, a service of the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet), has been providing an answer to that question. The idea is simple. Community groups and organizations identify a need within their organization and […]

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Don’t Stress your Debt

Tips to Help You Manage Debt Stress

In 2011, Canadian household debt was 2.5 times higher than it was in 1989. This has many Canadians worried about the impact this is having on them now, or will have on them when interest rates go up. Here are some warning signs to watch for. Are you: feeling stressed or worried about your debt […]

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TFSA

TFSA Basics

A Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) is a great tool for saving, whether you’re saving for a rainy day, home repairs, or retirement. Because you can withdraw the money tax-free whenever you need it, TFSAs are also a good choice for an emergency savings fund. If you do withdraw money from your TFSA, you won’t lose […]

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Baking for Generations — Baking for Generations

Gunn’s Bakery: Catering to Winnipeg from the Heart of the North End

You can find goodies from Gunn’s Bakery in many cafés and stores around the city, but the bakery is firmly rooted in Winnipeg’s North End. Located at 213 Selkirk Avenue, the bakery is famous for its tasty knish and tempting applejacks, but it also produces dozens of varieties of bread, bagels, cookies and pastries. And […]

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Mortgage-Free the Smart Way

Four Things to Think of When Pre-Paying your Mortgage

Managing a mortgage isn’t always straight-forward. Here are four questions we hear from our members along with answers to get you thinking about ways to manage your mortgage. Don’t forget that it’s always important to talk to a mortgage specialist; each person’s financial outlook and goals is different and you always want to make sure that […]

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