Top 4 Emergency Fund Tips

Financial gurus frequently mention that having an emergency fund…
February 17, 2022/by Jes R.

5 Tips for Managing Money During Extreme Weather Events

We live in Saskatchewan - we know how unpredictable and harsh…
December 23, 2021/by Rishika D.

It’s Time to Talk About Wills

Having a conversation about your will is something that nobody…
November 24, 2021/by Becky T.

Buying a Second Home – Where Do I Start?

You’ve already been through the process once and bought your…
November 9, 2021/by Nicole H.

Celebrating Credit Union Day: Building Financial Health

Today is Credit Union Day – a day to pause and reflect on what…
October 20, 2021/by Rachel L.

Good Debt vs. Bad Debt

The word "debt" is usually met with a negative connotation but…
September 29, 2021/by Francis D.

A Grad Student’s Guide to Going Back to School

Contemplating heading back to university for grad school? This…
September 15, 2021/by Rachel L.

Credit Cards 101

Our world is a little bit different now and so is the way you…
August 18, 2021/by Kailyn T.

Managing Money as a New Canadian

Moving to a new country and becoming a new Canadian is incredibly…
August 4, 2021/by Rishika D.

Eliminating the Stress in Buying a House

Buying a house is stressful. At least, that’s what I hear.…
July 21, 2021/by Clarke W.

Playing the Stock Market & Things to Know

Investing directly in the stock market is becoming more accessible…
July 7, 2021/by Francis D.

Basement Renovations: The Expected/Unexpected Costs

If you've been watching a lot of HGTV during the pandemic and…
June 28, 2021/by Nicole H.

Retirement Homes: When, Where & How Much

Beginning the conversation with a loved one about transitioning…
June 9, 2021/by Becky T.

Celebrating 100 MONEYTALK Blogs: Top 10 Blogs

Can you believe it!? We've made it to MONEYTALK Blog #100! For…
May 27, 2021/by Mason G.

Conquering the Resale Market & Building a VarageSale Empire

Ready to make a little extra money and declutter your space and…
May 12, 2021/by Kailyn T.
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How Debt Can Impact Your Relationship

Over half of Saskatchewan people say that they would have no…
April 24, 2021/by Laura M.

Puppy Ownership: Financial Costs, Tips & Advice

A puppy or a Peleton Bike: two things that you saw a lot of people…
April 15, 2021/by Rachel L.
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Investing Advice I Wish I Could Give My Younger Self

There are many things we've done in life where we'd love a second…
February 6, 2021/by Rachel L.
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Why You Need To Be Investing During Your 20s and 30s

Repeat after me: Investing is for everyone. If you are in your…
February 5, 2021/by Mason G.
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Should I Be Investing During a Pandemic?

One of the most popular questions we have been asked by our members…
December 3, 2020/by Francis D.

What 3 Saskatchewan Businesses Learned From Navigating COVID-19

To say that this past year has led to financial uncertainty for…
November 25, 2020/by Rachel L.

Travelling on a budget and getting more than I bargained for

Guest blog alert! This year's Saskatchewander, Leah Mertz, has…
November 18, 2020/by Laura M.

What I Learned From My 90 Day Spending Freeze

We've all heard of "cleanses" or "detoxes". Although traditionally…
November 6, 2020/by Melissa F.

How COVID-19 Affected My Wedding Day

Uncertainty, frustration, sadness - not the things I was expecting…
October 21, 2020/by Nicole H.

COVID-19 Blew Up My Budget & How I Pivoted

Adjusting a professional budget or a personal budget due to financial…
August 28, 2020/by Laura M.

What I Learned From Buying a House During COVID-19

Sorry, Dorothy - repeating "there’s no place like home" will…
July 30, 2020/by Kailyn T.

Recovering Canceled Travel Costs During COVID-19

This year travel came with all the stress and none of the excitement.…
July 16, 2020/by Rachel L.

How does COVID-19 affect how you renew your mortgage?

COVID-19 has changed the way we do many things and renewing your…
July 9, 2020/by TenilleB

How to Support Local in Saskatchewan Without Breaking Your Bank

Now more than ever, our local Saskatchewan businesses need our…
June 19, 2020/by Rachel L.

More COVID-19 Scams to Monitor

During this pandemic, it’s not just your physical health at…
April 6, 2020/by Rachel L.

Breaking Down the Emergency Support for COVID-19: Non-Profits & Charities

Managing a non-profit or charitable organization is very overwhelming…
April 1, 2020/by Melissa F.

What Emergency Funding is Available for Businesses & Ag Producers

The COVID-19 pandemic is making a significant impact on the Canadian…
March 26, 2020/by TenilleB

Breaking Down the Emergency Funds for COVID-19: Individuals & Families

The COVID-19 crisis has produced a lot of federal and provincial…
March 25, 2020/by TenilleB

Beware of These Scams During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As you take precautions to protect yourself from the coronavirus,…
March 20, 2020/by Mason G.

The Great Buy vs. Lease Debate

It's one of the most hotly contested debates of our time: Is…
February 26, 2020/by Mason G.

3 Key Money Tips for High Schoolers

No matter how old you are - you likely aren't satisfied with…
January 6, 2020/by Kailyn T.

“Ouch, My Budget!” – Tips for Getting Your Finances Back on Track

When the joy and excess of the holiday season fades, you might…
January 6, 2020/by Kailyn T.

Setting Resolutions for a Financially Healthy Year

Before the clock strikes midnight on New Years, we typically…
January 6, 2020/by Kailyn T.

Stop Robbing Peter To Pay Paul

Many of us have been there – we really want something, but…
November 28, 2019/by Mason G.

How TO Fall for a Scam

Yes, you read that right. Fraud is not new and is something that’s…
November 20, 2019/by Laura M.

The Gift Of Goals & How To Reach Them

Tis' the season for spending.  If it’s not school textbooks…
November 14, 2019/by Kailyn T.

How Take-Out Almost Took Out My Budget

With so many options for ordering meals via delivery, it's becoming…
November 6, 2019/by Mason G.

The Key To Basic Savings

 Savings. We all know we should have them, but it’s hard.…
October 23, 2019/by Kailyn T.

What Does it Really Mean to Pay Yourself First?

If you’ve heard the phrase Pay Yourself First before and never…
October 15, 2019/by Kailyn T.

Condo or condon’t? Is condo living right for you?

Purchasing a house is a huge decision and choosing the type of…
September 25, 2019/by Jes R.

Cracking open the books and not the piggy bank

School is officially back in session - where did summer go?!…
September 5, 2019/by Laura M.

Help! I Need a Mortgage!

Purchasing a home, especially your first, will be one of the…
August 15, 2019/by Kailyn T.

When should I ACTUALLY start saving for retirement?

Whether it's sunny beaches, cruising the open road, traveling…
August 1, 2019/by Nicole H.

How To Break Up With Your Bank

To switch or not to switch... that is the question! Switching…
July 25, 2019/by Kailyn T.

4 Quick Tips to Save on Insurance

Home insurance. Life insurance. Car insurance. All important…
July 3, 2019/by Laura M.

Get The Quarter Back: Saving Money at a Stadium

It's an exciting time for professional sports in Saskatchewan…
June 26, 2019/by Mason G.

Sask Travel on a Budget

To all the prairie dwellers, flatlanders, and those who love…
June 20, 2019/by Francis D.

Yes, Couponing is Still a Thing!

Lady Gaga, Kristen Bell, Hilary Swank, Kourtney Kardashian and…
June 13, 2019/by Nicole H.

The Cost of Being Single

Single and ready to mingle? Well, if you didn’t need another…
June 6, 2019/by Mason G.

Top 5 Strategies to Pay Off Your Debt

Believe me, I know - if you’re in debt, whether it’s big…
May 29, 2019/by Kailyn T.
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The Real Cost of Carrying a Balance on a Credit Card

Do you know what it actually costs when you carry a balance on…
May 22, 2019/by Kailyn T.
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How Does Your Debt Stack Up?

Let’s have a look at debt in Canada.
How much do people owe…
May 16, 2019/by Francis D.
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Honey, can we talk finances?

Does just the topic of finances with your significant other cause…
May 8, 2019/by Becky T.
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Expenses of homeownership

The cost to own a home is more than just your mortgage payments.…
May 1, 2019/by Nicole H.
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I’m engaged! Now what?

Being newly engaged is such an exciting time and an important…
April 24, 2019/by Jes R.
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7 simple ways to improve your finances

Improving your financial situation won't happen overnight and…
April 17, 2019/by Rachel L.
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Cash advances | What to know and advice

Here are some things to know about a cash advance and tips before…
April 10, 2019/by Francis D.
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Why you should file an income tax return

Filing a tax return is important, even if you had no income for…
April 3, 2019/by Laura M.
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5 tips for anyone moving out for the first time

Moving out on your own for the first time can be quite overwhelming,…
March 27, 2019/by Rachel L.
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Adjusting your New Year’s resolutions

If you're struggling to stick to your resolutions or have already…
January 16, 2019/by Rachel L.
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10 ways to take control of your finances

A New Year means resolutions and often times have a financial…
January 4, 2019/by Laura M.
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Ring in NYE without all the bells

Tired of being let down by the hype of New Year's Eve? Us too!…
December 26, 2018/by Rachel L.
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Giving the gift of time

It's not about how much you spend on a gift or how big the gift…
December 19, 2018/by Courtney R.
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The financial pressures of social media

Social media has transformed the way we see things and how we…
December 5, 2018/by Laura M.
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Why I made the switch to a credit union

Not happy with your bank, but scared to make the switch? Read…
October 17, 2018/by Jes R.
List of payments

How much money should I spend on…

Where should you be spending your money? This blog shares the…
October 10, 2018/by Nicole H.
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Fixed vs. variable: picking a mortgage that’s right for you

Fixed or variable? When it comes to picking the type of mortgage…
October 4, 2018/by Rachel L.
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Surviving the first year of parenthood: advice from Moms

The first year of parenthood can be stressful - financially and…
September 26, 2018/by Laura M.
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The power of financial literacy

Financial literacy is a critical life skill that helps you to…
September 19, 2018/by Laura M.
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No-spend weekend challenge

Weekend spending can add up. Consider taking the weekend off…
September 12, 2018/by Jes R.
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Back-to-school money saving tips

Back-to-school expenses can add up quickly. To help you prepare…
August 29, 2018/by Laura M.
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Building blocks of credit

Credit isn't a bad thing if used responsibly and can be a tool…
July 25, 2018/by Jes R.
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Costs of raising a child

Having a baby is a very exciting experience, but what some may…
July 18, 2018/by Laura M.
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Unique wedding gift ideas

Trying to find the best wedding gift can sometimes be stressful.…
July 12, 2018/by Jes R.
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Do you have the fear of missing out?

In a society of technology, we continually face the pressure…
July 6, 2018/by Courtney R.
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5 Activities for Young Kids: Introduction to Money

Introducing your kids to money early on can create a foundation…
June 13, 2018/by Laura M.
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Investment terminology 101

Choosing an investment best suited to help you reach your goals…
May 31, 2018/by Francis D.
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Pay Yourself First

Paying yourself first means saving first and spending what's…
May 16, 2018/by Francis D.
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#MONEYTALKs to have before marriage

Money is an important conversation to have in any relationship.…
May 3, 2018/by Courtney R.
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Smart ways to spend your income tax refund

It may be tempting to spend your income tax refund on a new pair…
April 26, 2018/by Laura M.
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The importance of having an emergency fund

Life happens and sometimes an unexpected curveball is thrown…
March 13, 2018/by Courtney R.
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Tips for first-time homebuyers

Purchasing your first home is a big life decision. Our Mobile…
March 9, 2018/by Nicole H.
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#FinLit: understanding common financial terms

Being financially literate means you understand all things money.…
February 20, 2018/by Francis D.
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Cheap date night alternatives: Winter

Looking for a few date night ideas that won't break the bank?…
February 12, 2018/by Nicole H.
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Choosing a gym membership right for you

Finding the right gym or fitness program can be difficult. Here…
February 8, 2018/by Jes R.
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Kick-start your finances: eliminating debt

Debt can have a negative impact on your day-to-day life. Here…
February 5, 2018/by Laura M.
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How grocery shopping online saved me money

Ever wonder if online grocery shopping is for you? Here is my…
February 1, 2018/by Laura M.
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Kick-start your finances: automatic savings

You can't spend what you can't see, right? Set up automatic money…
January 30, 2018/by Laura M.
brown paper bag lunch of a sandwich and apple

What’s your daily lunch costing you?

Buying lunch may be convenient - and tasty - but the costs can…
January 24, 2018/by Nicole H.
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Kick-start your finances: tracking your spending

In order to make your budget successful, you'll need to keep…
January 22, 2018/by Laura M.
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Eating out: kids edition

Looking for ways to save money when going out to eat with the…
January 18, 2018/by Laura M.
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Kick-start your finances: creating a budget

Create a budget that works for you using the information and…
January 14, 2018/by Laura M.
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Retirement: will you have enough?

Retirement - whether far away or just around the corner, it will…
January 12, 2018/by Francis D.
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Cut your energy costs today

Becoming more energy efficient is a great way to potentially…
January 10, 2018/by Courtney R.
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Kick-start your finances: where does my money go?

Not sure where all your money is going? This blog helps you dig…
January 8, 2018/by Laura M.
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Planning a vacation? Consider this to save & be prepared

Planning a vacation somewhere hot? Or maybe to the mountains…
January 5, 2018/by Nicole H.
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Kick-start your finances: goal setting

Setting financial goals helps you to figure out what's important,…
January 1, 2018/by Laura M.

Being real with your New Year’s resolutions

Only about 8% of people actually achieve their New Year's resolutions.…
December 29, 2017/by Nicole H.
busy shopping mall

Boxing Day shop like a champ

Take the stress out of Boxing Day shopping by following a few…
December 22, 2017/by Nicole H.
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Credit unions vs banks: What’s the difference?

When it comes to managing your finances and choosing where to…
December 18, 2017/by Francis D.
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Holiday entertainment on a budget

The holidays can be quite busy and costly, especially if you're…
December 14, 2017/by Jes R.
Home for sale sign

Mortgage stress tests: what to know

Keep hearing the term mortgage 'stress' test but unsure what…
December 12, 2017/by Courtney R.
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The secret ingredient is love: DIY gifts

Homemade is always the best type of gift. Here are a few DIY…
December 6, 2017/by Jes R.
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Making a list & checking it twice

Finances can be stressful, especially during the holiday season.…
November 30, 2017/by Courtney R.
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Kids & Money: Have the #MONEYTALK today

It's important to have the #MONEYTALK with your kids. We talked…
November 23, 2017/by Laura M.

It CAN Happen to You: Protecting Yourself From Fraud

Protect yourself from fraud using these tips on detecting scams…
November 22, 2017/by Laura M.
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What to know when it comes to RESPs

A Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is a great investment…
November 20, 2017/by Laura M.
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It doesn’t just need to be ramen noodles

Money can be stressful when you're a student but that doesn't…
November 17, 2017/by Nicole H.
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Getting out of the pay cheque to pay cheque cycle

Almost half of Canadians say they live pay cheque to pay cheque.…
November 10, 2017/by Laura M.

Welcome to Conexus #MONEYTALK

When it comes to finances, everyone is different – your wants…
November 5, 2017/by Laura M.