Chris Heckley

Chris Heckley

Chris is the Branch Manager of our Fourth Avenue branch in West St. Catharines. Chris came to Niagara to pursue higher learning at Brock University and fell in love with Niagara and has been working in the financial sector since graduating. You’ll often find Chris out and about discovering Niagara and enjoying local concerts, hiking in the Niagara Gorge and Decew Falls and of course playing baseball and bowling every week!

Recent posts by Chris Heckley

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Building blocks for your future: Learning to invest in your 30s

By Chris Heckley on Apr 10, 2018 7:26:08 PM

Welcome to your 30s! You’ll be spending less money on fun and more money on necessities. You’ll be spending less time with friends and more time at work. Your 30s are a time defined by one thing: change.

Topics: Saving for the Future Personal Budget Financial Planning
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The power of financial literacy: Breaking the cycle of poverty

By Chris Heckley on Nov 29, 2016 1:03:09 AM

Team ENERGI is changing lives. ENERGI stands for “Enterprise Niagara for Employment Resources and ‘Green’ Initiatives” – and a whole lot more. Since 2009, the Team ENERGI program has delivered life skills workshops, employment supports, and hands-on work experience to youth facing barriers to employment in Niagara.

Topics: Financial Literacy Truly Local Articles
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Investing 101: Socially responsible investing

By Chris Heckley on Nov 2, 2016 6:22:13 PM

Investing:  [verb] confusing process involving magic and midwifery, in which your money is swept away today with the hopes of producing more money in the future. See related terms: dreams, confusion, fees, retirement, and future.

Topics: Investing Advice Truly Local Articles Social Responsibility
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Be a squirrel: Budgeting tips from our bushy-tailed friends

By Chris Heckley on May 9, 2016 1:29:04 PM

Budgeting tips from your mother

This weekend was the big day: Mother’s Day. The day all moms look forward to as their annual chance to live like queens…or the day they don’t have to do quite as many household chores. Let’s be realistic, that’s probably what happened.

Topics: Personal Budget Financial Planning
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Planning for the end of the rainbow

By Chris Heckley on Mar 17, 2016 1:21:25 PM

March: a time of great commitments. Commitment to spring breaks. Commitment to cold weather complaining and spring dreaming. Commitment to shamrock headbands and “Kiss me — my father’s second cousin was Irish!” shirts. But you don’t need to rely on the luck of the Irish to save for your retirement.

Topics: Saving for the Future Retirement Planning Financial Planning