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Rising Cost of Rent Affecting Canadians

Rising Cost of Rent Affecting Canadians

It's no surprise that due to the rising cost of rent that Statistics Canada reports that nearly a quarter of Canadians spend more than 30% of their income on housing which is the guideline to affordability. This really taps in to a family’s ability to save since...

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Tax Clinics are here to help this Tax Season

Tax Clinics are here to help this Tax Season

With Tax Clinics here to help, tax season doesn't have to be a daunting time of year. By keeping good records throughout the year, you can make tax season a lot less stressful. When it comes to preparing your tax return, it’s very easy to forget a detail or two. A...

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Tax Clinics are here to help this Tax Season

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Through their Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP), Community Financial Counselling Services’ (CFCS) located in the Norquay Building in Winnipeg, is the largest single tax clinic site in Canada. The CVITP is a partnership between the Canada Revenue Agency...

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Newcomers and Money 101

Newcomers and Money 101

Moving to a new country can be highly stressful. That's why our member, Credit Canada, developed the Newcomers and Money 101 program. Newcomers and Money 101 takes into account that language and customs are often very different for newcomers to Canada.  Methods for...

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Take Control Of Your Finances

Take Control Of Your Finances

So…it's the final week of Financial Literacy Month with the focus “Take Control of Your Finances”. Arguably, this is the most important area of financial literacy, depending upon your perspective. To take control of your finances sounds easy enough to do; almost like...

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Making Informed Financial Decisions: 6 Tips

Making Informed Financial Decisions: 6 Tips

In a lot of aspects, our financial health of tomorrow is based on the financial decisions we make today. Making informed decisions is sometimes difficult but here are six suggestions for you to implement. 1. Weighing the pros and the cons is helpful. Try writing out a...

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