Month: December 2015

7 Negative Debt Habits You Should Correct

We are all about partnerships at Momentum. We know that we cannot do everything and that many of the people in our community have knowledge and expertise that we can learn from. It is in the spirit of learning from our community members that we present the following blog post from guest blogger Douglas Hoyes, Founder & Trustee of Hoyes, Michalos & Associates. If you… Read more

Working together to effect change

At Momentum we are all about partnerships. We work in partnership with program participants towards sustainable livelihoods. We work with financial partners to fund our programs. And, we work with community partners to effect meaningful change in our communities and in the lives of people living on low incomes. Over 200 organizations working together towards poverty reduction is pretty impressive. Each nonprofit organization in Calgary… Read more

Scam Free Holidays

The busiest time of the season is right here at our door! Our focus is to finish our Christmas shopping, to prepare the Christmas decorations, and to stretch ourselves as thin as possible to get all the other “Holiday Stuff” done.  It is also a time of year with a lot of scams and fraud. Two thirds of Canadians shop on-line and average spending is… Read more

If not a pound of flesh, then what?

We are all about partnerships at Momentum. We know that we cannot do everything and that many of the people in our community have knowledge and expertise that we can learn from. It is in the spirit of learning from our community members that we present the following blog post from guest blogger and long-time Momentum volunteer and supporter, Don Thurston. In this post, Don… Read more

Five Steps to Taking Control of Your Holiday Spending

The malls are alive with sparkling lights in windows and seasonal music playing as you walk through the aisles. Displays of decorations, gifts and special foods are all around just waiting to come home with us. Needs? Wants? It’s a challenge to ask these questions at this time of year. The good news is, you CAN take control of your holiday spending by following these… Read more