29 Feb

How Do You Measure Your Financial Growth

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Posted by: Jennifer Koop

How do you Measure Your Financial Growth? If you are reading this you probably have a keen interest in improving your financial situation — but how are you going to measure your progress? The easiest way is by setting and achieving a goal. This could be short-term and focused, like wiping out a credit card […]

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26 Feb

Your RRSP Contribution Deadline

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Posted by: Jennifer Koop

Your RRSP Contribution Deadline. When it comes to your money, RRSPs are one of the best ways to save. Known as a “Registered Retirement Savings Plan”, RRSPs have tons of benefits including: reducing your taxable income, earning compound interest, savings protection and more. One major component of RRSPs are your contributions! You have a maximum […]

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22 Feb

Advice on Buying Historic Homes

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Posted by: Jennifer Koop

Advice on Buying Historic Homes. For those of us with a flair for aesthetics or a penchant for history, historic homes offer a unique chance to own something special. What is a Historic Home? Typically, for a home to be considered “historic”, it needs to demonstrate rare or outstanding architecture. Typically, historic homes are at […]

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16 Feb

Avoid Costly Mistakes When Building a New Home

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Posted by: Jennifer Koop

Avoid Costly Mistakes When Building a New Home. Building a new home is a super exciting endeavor as you opt to create the perfect space for you and your family. However, building a home is not without its costs and potential surprises… to mitigate bumps on your homebuilding journey and avoid costly mistakes, consider the […]

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5 Feb

Countertop Materials for Your Kitchen

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Posted by: Jennifer Koop

Countertop Materials for Your Kitchen. They say the kitchen is the heart of every home, and what better way to treat this important space than by ensuring you have all the right materials? When it comes to your kitchen, there are a variety of options for cupboards, appliances, and countertops. What you may not realize, […]

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5 Feb

6 Things for Co-Signers to Consider

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Posted by: Jennifer Koop

6 Things for Co-Signers to Consider. Are you thinking about co-signing on a loan? If you’re looking to help out a family member or loved one, this is a great way to do that as a co-signer can help overcome stress testing and borrowing limits. However, it is important to be aware of the implications […]

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10 Jan

It’s Time to Crush Your Credit Card Blues

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Posted by: Jennifer Koop

It’s Time to Crush Your Credit Card Blues. Although credit cards interest rates have not been affected by the recent surge in the prime lending rate, the fact remains that credit card debt is usually the most expensive debt you can have. The average is around 20% and even the so-called ‘low interest’ cards carry […]

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19 Dec

Going Away? Vacation Checklist for Your Home

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Posted by: Jennifer Koop

Going away? Vacation checklist for your home. Whether you’re jetting off to sunshine and warm sand, an international adventure, or a weekend getaway, before you go there are a few things you can do to protect your home while you’re away! Unplug all electronics and appliances: To reduce energy costs while you are traveling (and mitigate […]

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11 Dec

So, You Need a Tenant

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Posted by: Jennifer Koop

So, You Need a Tenant. If you have a basement suite or rental property and you are currently looking for a tenant, there are some things to know! Whether this is your first tenant or you have other rental properties, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the specifics to ensure a harmonious […]

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5 Dec

What do Your Teenagers Need to Know about Money?

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Posted by: Jennifer Koop

What do Your Teenagers Need to Know about Money? As adults, we all know the critical importance of managing money wisely and the impact our financial situation has on our overall well-being. As parents we do our best, but there are plenty of life lessons we need to teach our kids, and personal finance doesn’t […]

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