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Three steps to building a rainy day fund

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Three steps to building a rainy day fund

At some point in life, you’ll need a new roof. You might need to fix your car brakes. Unforeseen events happen, and when they do, it’s important to be financially prepared. Budgets are an effective way to plan your month-to-month expenses and savings. They can also help you keep money available for the unexpected. Here […]

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Five things to do immediately after your identity is stolen

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Five things to do immediately after your identity is stolen

If you keep up-to-date with popular movies and newspaper headlines, then you probably are aware of extreme versions of identity theft. But if this were to happen to you in real life, would you know what to do? Identity theft is when scammers acquire and collect your personal information for criminal purposes. Identity thieves are […]

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Take the first step toward your own business

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Take the first step toward your own business

Ever dream of trading in your 9 to 5 job for your own project where you set the rules? If this seems out of reach, begin by taking small steps toward this goal. For example, writing a business plan is a key step in starting a business. This may seem intimidating, but it is a […]

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Risk of a fentanyl overdose rising in Ontario

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Risk of a fentanyl overdose rising in Ontario

The opioid crisis is affecting people of all ages, right across the province. Opioid overdoses and deaths have been steadily rising over the last 10 years. In 2016 alone, more than 850 Ontarians died from opioid-related causes. Adding to the concern is a large increase in the presence of synthetic fentanyl in street drugs, leading […]

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Six clever car hacks for surviving spring weather

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Six clever car hacks for surviving spring weather

Late winter and early spring mean slippery driving conditions, more pedestrians on the roads and dark, rainy skies. Rather than turning a blind eye to the changes ahead, these car hacks will prepare you for anything the warmer, wetter season brings. 1. Check your wipers. Over the winter, your wipers can become damaged by frost, ice […]

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Online shopping tips to avoid scams

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Online shopping tips to avoid scams

Online shopping is a favourite pastime for many — it’s easy, and done in the comfort of your own home, meaning you don’t need to battle traffic, crowds or line-ups to get your favourite items. But many deals you see online are too good to be true. These can range from cheap designer purses to […]

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