Category: Money Management

Power of Savings

  Now that we have finished the holiday season it is a good time to think about our personal savings. The spirit of generosity and gift giving in the holiday season is wonderful though it can often create stress by draining our bank accounts. The start of the new year is a good time to develop a budget and confirm your savings plan – plus… Read more

Financial Fitness for the New Year

A new year brings new opportunities to set goals and create resolutions. While some commit to hitting the gym more often, breaking a bad habit, or creating more work-life balance, getting in better financial shape can be one of the best goals to bring you peace of mind in the year ahead. Getting your finances “in shape” is important, and there’s no better time to… Read more

3 Ways to save when you’re between jobs

  When you are unemployed, saving money can seem impossible. Fortunately, there are still ways that you can (and should!) save every month. Each week in our free Money Management workshops we see people who are unemployed, students, or on some form of government support (e.g. AISH, EI, etc.). With a bit of learning and encouragement, they always seem to find new tools and tricks… Read more

Study: The impact of Group RESPs on families

  Momentum is working to improve investor protection for families living on a low-income – specifically around Group Plan RESPs. These products are unsuitable for families living a low-income due to the risk of unaffordability, plan cancellation, and losing one’s investment and government grants. We have seen far too many families lose their money through a Group RESP. We are asking the Alberta Securities Commission… Read more

The intensity of a mother’s love

  Rosemary is a mother. She says she’s not a fighter. But when it comes to the well-being and future of her adopted son, Rosemary willingly fights fiercely and unrelentingly. Rosemary’s son is 10 years old and has multiple disabilities. She describes first meeting him in the hospital at 5 months old, premature, categorized as “Failure to Thrive.” “That little soul, when we went to… Read more

Birthing bigger dreams

Amber and Anna at SC Grad

Giving birth isn’t easy. Whether it’s giving birth to a child or a dream, unexpected struggles can hit anytime. Amber found this to be especially true when she developed diabetes type 1 shortly after she had her first child. “When you’re pregnant, you don’t envision having to now also pay for insulin, medical supplies, and additional health services for yourself,” she explains.