Author: Hiroko Nakao

Building Financial Resilience for People with Mental Health or Addiction Challenges

Perhaps you’ve heard that money concerns are one of the top sources of stress for most people. In my experience, that’s certainly true. Money problems may in fact be the number-one source of stress for most people. That being said, money problems aren’t the only problems people face. Imagine that, on top of money problems, you are also dealing with depression or other mental health… Read more

Do You Have An RESP For Your Child?

We are interviewing people who use Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) to save for their children’s education. We want to hear from you if you have opened a group RESP through a private company, but not through a bank or credit union. Telling us what it was like to open and have a group RESP will help us support other parents to make smart decisions… Read more

RDSP Information Event

A DTC & RDSP information session is being held on November 17 & 24, 2017. Did you know that the Government of Canada has a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) program to help children and adults with disabilities save for the future—and to give the people who love them a little peace of mind? RDSPs includes matching grants of up to $3,500 per year on… Read more

De-Clutter and Try a Garage Sale This Spring!

Spring is finally here! The warm sun is shining and welcoming a new chapter in your life. What better way to celebrate than to purge yourself of all your unused items! I’m a big fan of garage sales. Did you know that, by some estimates, such informal markets contribute as much as 36 billion dollars to the Canadian economy? Garage sales can also be a great… 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