Month: July 2017

The Courage to Walk in the Door

In my job at Momentum I’m always inspired by the courage and strength that our participants have as they move towards a better life. It’s great coming to work each day knowing people are overcoming challenges and creating a vibrant community with Momentum’s help. The other thing that is exciting for me lately is my journey as an artist. In 2016 I had my first… Read more

#150MoneyTips

The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) is sharing 150 Money Tips every day on Facebook and Twitter and then compiling them on their website at https://www.canada.ca/en/financial-consumer-agency/campaigns/it-pays-to-know.html. This Canadian site has a number of useful resources like their “Bank Account Selector Tool” and “Credit Card Payment Calculator” If you are looking for even more, the FCAC hosts the Canadian Financial Literacy Database which features resources,… Read more

Beyond Payday Lending

For the past several years Momentum has partnered with residents, community agencies, financial institutions, and government to bring about payday lending reform. The result of this collaboration is exciting: in 2016, both the City of Calgary and the Government of Alberta introduced significant changes to the rules that apply to payday lenders. You can read about these changes here. Credit unions are also taking the… Read more

Free pancakes!

Yeehaw! The Calgary Stampede is officially here! It is time to break out your cowboy boots, button-down tops and start your two-stepping! With any kind of western enthusiasm, you will fit right in to the vibrancy of Calgary’s yearly Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Whether or not sporting cowboy attire is your thing, something that everyone can appreciate is free food. And, for the next… Read more