Finance and Business

Published on Fri, 04/09/2010 by Sun Life Financial

Tips and techniques for reducing your debt

Tips and techniques for reducing your debt

“How can I effectively manage my debt? I feel like I’m floundering.”

This is an all too common feeling for many individuals in today’s financial environment. But what can you do to improve your debt management?

One solution is an all-in-one account, which allows you to offset your debts against your assets and reduce your interest payments.

How do you know if an all-in-one account is best for you? Before you decide to go with an all-in-one account, ask yourself if it has the following features:

Published on Mon, 02/01/2010 by Canadian Union of Postal Workers

The Selling of Canada Post

The Selling of Canada Post

Canada Post is not being sold to the private sector just yet, but the Crown corporation is in the midst of selling the public on its view of today and its vision for the future. This vision includes some privatization and more post office closures.

Published on Thu, 01/28/2010 by DundeeWealth Inc.

How you can reduce your taxes

How you can reduce your taxes

RRSP investments are an important means of generating tax savings. With the March 1, 2010 RRSP deadline approaching, Canadians’ attention is turning to topping up contributions.

For those who haven’t yet made contributions for the 2009 tax year, it is certainly not too late. Here are some tips to keep in mind when speaking with your financial advisor and preparing to file your return.

Published on Wed, 01/06/2010 by Capital One

New Year’s is a great time for couples to get on the right financial track

New Year’s is a great time for couples to get on the right financial track

Credit Canada and Capital One offer tips to help Canadians stay fiscally fit in the New Year

Toronto, ON. (January 6, 2010) - Now that the holidays are over, many Canadian couples are committing themselves to getting rid of some bad habits and making positive changes in their lives. Credit Canada and Capital One encourage couples to use this time of renewal and reflection to re-examine their finances with the following useful money tips:

Published on Mon, 01/04/2010 by The Home Depot

Take advantage of the Home Renovation Tax Credit before it’s too late!

Take advantage of the Home Renovation Tax Credit before it’s too late!

During the holiday season families come together to celebrate, but busy households can bring scratched walls, scuffed floors or even worse: provide in-laws with the opportunity to point out that your 1970’s patterned wallpaper is no longer the height of fashion.

Published on Wed, 12/09/2009 by Canadian Co-operative Association

After the wave: The role of Canadian credit unions in tsunami recovery efforts in Sri Lanka

After the wave: The role of Canadian credit unions in tsunami recovery efforts in Sri Lanka

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OTTAWA, December 7, 2009

It was Boxing Day, December 26, 2004.

Propelled by an earthquake deep within the Indian Ocean, a wall of water swept towards unsuspecting residents and vacationers in Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka and other countries. The deadly waves killed more than 220,000 people.
Sri Lanka’s coastal cities and villages were hit hard by the devastating tsunami leaving 35,000 dead and over half a million homeless.

Published on Mon, 11/16/2009 by Credit Canada/ Capital One

Couples & Money: 2009 National Survey Results

Couples & Money: 2009 National Survey Results

The Couples & Money: 2009 National Survey results are now available and can be used free of charge. We ask that you please reference the source as “a national survey commissioned by Credit Canada and Capital One Canada”. Additional information about the research and its objectives, please see below.

Published on Mon, 11/16/2009 by Credit Canada/ Capital One

Couples and Money: Tips to Managing Finances Together

Couples and Money: Tips to Managing Finances Together

The recession has forced all of us to re-examine how we spend our hard-earned cash. With consumer bankruptcy up by 36.9% over last year, many of us can no longer deny that we are terrible at managing our money.

But what affect does this new financial reality have on our personal relationships?

Published on Tue, 08/18/2009 by Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)

MICROLOANS OFFER DIGNITY AND HOPE TO AFGHAN WOMEN

MICROLOANS OFFER DIGNITY AND HOPE TO AFGHAN WOMEN

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A mere $200 micro-loan is all it took to change the life of Sharifa and her daughter forever.

The Afghan villager, struggling to survive in this war-torn area, used the loan to start her own business, and invested in a rug loom and weaving supplies. She was soon able to hire other women weavers, freeing up her young daughter to finally go to school.

Published on Fri, 06/26/2009 by Canada Post

Canada Post proposes five-year pricing plan

Canada Post proposes five-year pricing plan

OTTAWA (June 26, 2009) - Canada Post has submitted a regulatory proposal, in accordance with the Canada Post Corporation Act ("the Act"), to set the domestic basic letter rate (BLR) for letters weighing 30g or less for a five-year period starting January 11, 2010. The BLR would increase by three cents to 57 cents in January 2010, and rise by an additional two cents annually from 2011 to 2014. The proposal will be published in the Canada Gazette on June 27, 2009.

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