Finances

Financial literacy and credit counsellor Pamela George is shown in her home office in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Planning your 2021 budget a chance to reassess your spending and make changes

Saving a six-month buffer is important to start building that rainy-day cushion

 

A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., on June, 12, 2018. The Canadian Real Estate Association is predicting that the national average home price will rise 9.1 per cent to $620,400 in 2021, in one of the most optimistic forecasts yet in the real estate sector. The real estate association says it expects home prices to either climb or remain steady in all regions across the country next year, citing economic improvements from the lows of the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Net worth of Canadians barely growing, according to new report

Just three out of 10 families reported being debt-free in 2019

 

(The Canadian Press)

Financial check ups more important than ever during turbulent times like these

It is always important to review your financial plan on a regular basis, but especially now, experts say

(The Canadian Press)
A man wears a face mask as he sits on a bench in Montreal, Saturday, June 27, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A man wears a face mask as he sits on a bench in Montreal, Saturday, June 27, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Financial support is available during the pandemic.
Financial support is available during the pandemic.
Proceeds from crime directed to Nanaimo non-profits

Proceeds from crime directed to Nanaimo non-profits

Five Nanaimo organizations will be receiving grants, provincial NDP announces

Proceeds from crime directed to Nanaimo non-profits
A breakdown of the calculations for a living wage in Greater Victoria. GRAPHIC CONTRIBUTED

UPDATE: Greater Victoria’s living wage would afford you one latte per year

Victoria among the highest living wages in BC, number also climbing in Comox Valley

A breakdown of the calculations for a living wage in Greater Victoria. GRAPHIC CONTRIBUTED