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Forecasting the future: What’s in store for the housing market in 2019?

2019 housing predictions: Will these impact my mortgage, purchase, sale or renovation?

Buying & selling: With so many industry experts expecting changes to 2019 mortgage rates and home prices, how will that impact the average Canadian homebuyer and seller? Predictions are never a sure thing, but industry forecasts and expert opinions can go a long way to help you plan and manage your wealth strategy. That includes […]

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6 memorable gift ideas (that won't break your budget)

6 memorable gift ideas (that won’t break your budget)

These alternative gifts can make a special occasion even more memorable, especially when you don’t need to dip far into your savings. The pressure of finding the perfect gift for a friend, family member or co-worker can be overwhelming. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, retirement or holiday, we all want to see people’s face light […]

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What is Responsible Investing and how can I get started?

What is Responsible Investing and how can I get started?

Every day we make choices about our purchases and consumption. It’s clearer than ever that our personal decisions and our impact on the world around us are linked. We read stories about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, we decide to use reusable shopping bags and we avoid buying products with excessive packaging. We think about […]

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5 ways to grow your savings today

5 small changes to grow your savings today

A guide to reinventing your “spending” self and becoming a “saver” Canadians are pretty accomplished spenders. Last year, we increased our consumer debt by 4.3%, and on average, each of us owes $29,312 — not including our mortgages.   When it comes to saving, however, we’re not quite so successful. Only a quarter of Canadians […]

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Growing a financial community in Winnipeg’s North End

Growing a financial community in Winnipeg’s North End

Determination, hard work and partnerships have contributed to the revival of a neighbourhood that is steeped in history and pride. Assiniboine Credit Union’s North End branch at 360 McGregor Street opened nearly seven years ago in January 2012. At that time, mainstream banks had all but abandoned the neighbourhood — leaving fringe financial services like […]

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Tec Voc thinks globally & locally with fair trade program

Tec Voc thinks globally & locally with fair trade program

Tec Voc High School celebrated its connections to global fair trade and Manitoba producers with its Farm & Fair event on November 28, 2018. With a student population of over 1,300, this Winnipeg high school was officially declared a Fair Trade School by Fairtrade Canada at a recent event hosted by the school’s Fair Trade […]

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