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Fruit Share

Fruit Share: Sharing the Backyard Bounty

For Getty Stewart, getting fresh fruit doesn’t necessarily mean a trip to the store. “I was raised in Germany where my family had its own orchard,” says Stewart, a Home Economist. “Then we moved to a farm in Southwest Manitoba where we grew our own food, foraged, and picked fruit. We never let any of […]

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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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Protecting your Legacy

3 Steps to Estate Planning

In its simplest form, estate planning is the structuring of your legal and financial affairs so you can provide for your family after your death. Whether it involves passing along a business to the next generation, leaving a lasting gift to a favorite charity, or something completely different, planning ahead makes it easier for your […]

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Social Purchasing Power

Co-operating through the Social Purchasing Portal

Co-operatives are shifting the way entrepreneurs think, not only about business, but about environmental sustainability and social justice, too. They are the product of the realization that it is possible to be profitable while addressing systemic environmental and social issues through purchasing habits and the way in which labour is organized. As this awareness spreads, […]

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