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Finances FYI

Finances FYI

Finances FYI is a weekly Feature Section brought to you by Great West Media

When to Apply for Your CPP

When to Apply for Your CPP

Despite it being a program for all Canadians, surprisingly few know about when and how to apply for CPP. Here are some important things to know.
Who is the Alberta Securities Commission?

Who is the Alberta Securities Commission?

The Alberta Securities Commission protects Albertans by enforcing securities legislation. They are responsible for educating investors and protecting them from fraudulent practices.
Tips to Grow Your Savings

Tips to Grow Your Savings

It can be hard to save during times of lean paychecks and increased inflation. These tips will help you put some money aside, regardless of the economic climate.
Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits: An Overview

Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits: An Overview

The Canada Pension Plan Benefit, or CPP, is a monthly benefit given to eligible Canadians under the age of 65. For those over the age of 65, this benefit is automatically changed from the CPP disability plan to the CPP post retirement plan.
How to Maximize Your CPP And OAS Pensions

How to Maximize Your CPP And OAS Pensions

Here's some simple guides to make sure your finances are in check for Canadians 65 plus .
Rules for Lending Money to Friends and Family

Rules for Lending Money to Friends and Family

It’s the call you dread. Mom, I can’t make rent again, can I have some money? Hey best friend, I have a great business idea and this time it will work out. Can you invest? Auntie and Uncle, why can’t you give us the down payment for a house?
Smart Saving: Round Up on Purchases to Contribute to Savings

Smart Saving: Round Up on Purchases to Contribute to Savings

Want to squirrel away some money? Try rounding up! Here’s how to do it.
Product 411: Loan Protection Pros and Cons

Product 411: Loan Protection Pros and Cons

When taking out a loan or getting a new credit card, you may be offered loan protection (insurance). What is it, how does it work and are there any downsides? Let’s take a closer look.
Where to Find the Best Deals on Goods and Services to Stretch Your Dollars

Where to Find the Best Deals on Goods and Services to Stretch Your Dollars

Discover where you can get deals on goods and services in Alberta.
How to Vet a Financial Advisor

How to Vet a Financial Advisor

When shopping around for a financial advisor, do your due diligence. Here’s how.