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Stop ducking and start 2021 with a plan

By Thomas Rathonyi on Jan 11, 2021 3:48:25 PM

“An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.” So said Benjamin Franklin, who didn’t have to live through 2020 and eat his way through 32 pounds of home-baked bread. But he was on to something. What he suggested was that we should deal with a problem by putting in a bit of time and planning upfront, instead of constantly ducking like we’re living in a real-life game of whack-a-mole.

Topics: Financial Literacy Personal Budget Financial Advice Financial Planning
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Learning and becoming involved: How to be an empowered young investor

By Trevor Lagerwerf on Mar 30, 2019 4:12:39 PM

Ben Franklin said, "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." When I found that quote I realized something: it sums up PenFinancial’s wealth advising nicely, especially for young investors. We offer a personalized education to empower you and help you achieve your dreams.

Topics: Financial Literacy Personal Budget Financial Advice Financial Planning
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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
2 min read

Living on coffee, hope, and noodles: Budgeting for student life

By Christian Baranowski on Aug 27, 2017 1:17:30 AM

After your parent’s made you read Catherine’s blog on how to fund post-secondary education, you may think you’re all set for school.

Topics: Personal Budget
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Vacationing on Veranda Beach: Where to escape and explore in Niagara

By Catherine Palmer on May 18, 2017 12:21:21 PM

Finally – Spring has sprung in Niagara. Birds are chirping. Plants are growing. Mud is everywhere. Warmer winds are blowing. But when we look out our front windows at the sun on our verandas, we can imagine the glory of summer. And the fun of summer vacations! 

Topics: Saving for the Future Personal Budget
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Making the most out of post-secondary education

By Catherine Palmer on Sep 19, 2016 12:53:39 PM

They’ve picked their program. They’ve said goodbye to their high school friends. They’re excited to kick start their future at college or university. They’re also a bit nervous.

Topics: Personal Budget RESP
4 min read

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