Entries by Francis D.

Sask Travel on a Budget

To all the prairie dwellers, flatlanders, and those who love the land of living skies… let’s talk about travelling Saskatchewan and saving money! I love Saskatchewan,  the prairies and travelling around our great province. I also love saving money and how cheap travelling Saskatchewan can be! If you’re still saving for that big European trip, […]

How Does Your Debt Stack Up?

Let’s have a look at debt in Canada. How much do people owe on average? How does it break down by age group? Debt Almost all of us have it, and most of us are worried about it. How does your debt compares with the rest of Canada and Saskatchewan? What Canadians owe Let’s start […]

Cash advances | What to know and advice

Here are some things to know about a cash advance and tips before you withdraw. It’s the first Monday of the month…payday isn’t until Friday…you’re already into your overdraft, and…your three kids forgot to tell you that school pictures are on Wednesday which they need $20 each in cash. Cash that you don’t have – […]

Investment terminology 101

Choosing an investment best suited to help you reach your goals can be hard, especially if you’re unsure of what all the different investment options are. Get up to speed with the latest investment terminology here. Financial well-being means having the confidence that you’ll be able to achieve your financial goals and dreams. Investing your […]

Pay Yourself First

Paying yourself first means saving first and spending what’s left over. This blog teaches you all about the why, how and where. You’ve heard the term ‘pay yourself first’ many times, but what does it actually mean? For us, ‘pay yourself first’ means saving first and spending what’s left over – to put money into […]

#FinLit: understanding common financial terms

Being financially literate means you understand all things money. Here are a few #FinLit terms to get you started feeling confident about your money. Financial literacy is a critical life skill and is just as important in life as any other basic life skill. Being financially literate means, you understand all things money – how […]

Retirement: will you have enough?

Retirement – whether far away or just around the corner, it will require some planning in advance. Are you prepared? We all dream of the day we’ll retire. No more alarm clock and having to get up early to go to work. Being able to take a nap whenever we like. And doing the things […]

Credit unions vs banks: What’s the difference?

When it comes to managing your finances and choosing where to bank, there are many things to consider including whether you should choose a credit union or a bank.  Credit unions and banks are pretty similar in the types of products and services they offer. However, there are many differences in how they operate. Whether […]