Month: November 2017

Nicole’s Story

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Words that come to mind to describe Nicole: kind, driven, funny, and authentic. She’s the type of person that it’s easy to get to know because she emanates honesty, openness and caring. But Nicole has not had an easy life. Facing abuse and poverty throughout her childhood, she struggled with addiction and didn’t finish high school. After starting her own family she had to count… Read more

It’s Education Savings Week!

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This week, November 19-25, marks the fourth annual Education Savings Week in Canada. We celebrate this week to raise awareness about the importance of education savings for our children. To kick things off, Mayor Nenshi has signed a proclamation declaring this week to be “Education Savings Week.” Our city recognizes the importance of saving early for post-secondary education and the government benefits available to parents… Read more

The Basics of Using Credit

Amber Cannon is a Momentum volunteer and participant. Here she shares what she discovered about credit. Who, really, wants to talk about, let alone think about their credit? Certainly not I. But in today’s society, credit is a must have. On this session of my Savings Circles program I learned that credit can be unsecured or secured. Unsecured being: You do not have to offer… Read more

Youth Fair Gains

Are you between the ages of 16 – 24 and need help paying for post-secondary education? Want to learn more about managing your money? Can you commit 4 hours a month? Are you able to save $50 per month? Youth Fair Gains (YFG) is currently accepting applications for our next matched savings program which starts in January. This a 9-month commitment where participants savings are… Read more

5 Questions to Ask Friends & Family Instead of “How Was Your Day?”

November is Financial Literacy Month. Instead of the usual “How was your day?”, I would invite you to ask your friends and family a bold and fun question about money to deepen your relationship. Some example questions to ask are: 1) If you won the lottery and money is no longer a concern, what would you invest your money on? This is an excellent question to… Read more