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I’m a millennial who grew up in Niagara. Will I ever be able to buy a home here?

The Reality

It seems that every day we read how expensive housing is becoming in Niagara and beyond. 

If you’re not...

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5 reasons to choose a Credit Union

When it comes to personal finances, Canadians have a lot of choices. It can be overwhelming. While there are plenty of...

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Should I pay off my mortgage or invest more?

With the current low mortgage rates, I am finding a lot of my members have the same question: should I try pay down my...

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Why is everything so expensive?

Do you remember the good old days: $5 footlongs at Subway, Toonie Tuesdays at KFC or a BigMac extra value meal for less...

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Protect yourself from the wolf in sheep's clothing

Fraud. It includes a lot of faking. Fake companies and employees. Fake messages or emails. Fake fines or balances. All...

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Stop ducking and start 2021 with a plan

“An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.” So said Benjamin Franklin, who didn’t have to live through...

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Planting roots in Niagara

Recent events have created an opportunity for many people to re-examine where they choose to call home.  With the...

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Gift giving that gives back

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s hard to know exactly how this year’s festivities will play out. You may be...

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5 Ways to improve your credit score

Credit is a staple in our modern world. And many of us have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic over recent months....

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What should I do with my investments?

The global pandemic has changed our lives. As we stay home and adjust our lives to suit our new physical and financial...

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Weathering the storm during COVID-19

The global pandemic has brought many changes to our community. As we settle into our new "normal," whether it's school...

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Responsible investing: Giving back and getting more

Have you heard of responsible investing (RI)? Maybe you’ve heard of socially responsible investing, or sustainable,...

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