Spending Tomorrow's Money Savings
Are you taking advantage of your RRSPs and TFSA savings before the tax deadline? Counsellor Brian Betz got the scoop.
'Be Well Retreat' - Financial Health & Wellness
On January 31, 2018 Money Mentors shared insights about financial wellness to a crowd of leading business owners and entrepreneurs at the 'Be Well Retreat'.
Holiday spending means an increase in Canadians debt
With the holidays just around the corner, Debt Counselor, Brian Betz discusses holiday debt with CHAT News Today.
Money Mentors’ tips for a debt-free vacation
Vacations are a great way to unwind and de-stress. Unless your travels land you in debt. Check out these 4 tips to keep your holiday's under budget and in control.
What's hiding in the fine print?
Brian Betz, Debt Counsellor here at Money Mentors, shared his insights on what you need to be aware of before accepting your credit cards' terms and conditions.
How to merge bank accounts with your partner
Before you get started, there are a number of questions you should ask each other to see if merging accounts is appropriate for your situation.
Spending less and saving more in 2017
According to Statistics Brain, the third most popular new year’s resolution is to spend less and save more. This isn’t surprising when you consider the financial aftermath of the holiday shopping season and Alberta’s current economic conditions.
Resolve to budget now for next Christmas, Calgary credit counsellor advises
Albertans appear to have eased off the holiday spending this season but for those who did rack up more debt than they should have, now is the time to learn lessons from it, says a Calgary-based credit counsellor.
'Christmas-aholic' Canadians can come through the holidays debt free, experts say
The most wonderful time of the year is undoubtedly the most expensive time of the year, between Christmas shopping and party planning — but some debt experts say it is possible to make it to January without drowning in debt.
Holiday Shopping Tips As Hatters Search Out Deals on Black Friday
It’s quickly become the biggest shopping day of the year for Canadians. Black Friday may have started in the US, but in the past few years we’ve fully embraced the extra day of deals.
Money Mentors steps up for Alberta
Given the current state of Alberta’s economy, financial literacy is more relevant than ever. A recent survey by The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) revealed that half of Albertans are living paycheck to paycheck.
How credit card interest works
Most people know credit card users are charged interest on unpaid balances, but not everyone understands what interest is.
Influx of Calgarians seeking money management help
There’s been a 32 per cent increase in delinquency rates in the city and a 48 per cent boost in employment insurance numbers in the province, over this time last year.
"An Act To End Predatory Lending" Pulls No Punches
The proposed legislation is aimed at further regulating the payday loan industry in Alberta, and as the government puts it, reigning in “exploitative interest rates”.
What Does Your Debt Really Cost?
In 2015, Canada’s delinquency rate (that does not include mortgage debt) fell to just 1.05 per cent in the third quarter.
Money Mentors Matters
Late last year Equifax Canada released their National Consumer Credit Trends report and the news was not good for Calgary.
Another Local Company Confirms It's Closing Its Doors, A Day After Sobering EI Numbers Are Released
New Employment Insurance numbers are cementing what a lot of people here already know. Alberta has been hit hard the past year when it comes to job losses.
More Albertans turning to debt counselling services
It has been a tough year for many Albertans, as unemployment rises and the price of oil continues to fall.
Real estate market drop has been good to some first-time buyers
Prospective young home buyers have seen the housing investments of their parents or others appreciate significantly in the past few decades.
Breaking up with your credit card company is hard to do
Interview with Heather Setka, author of the Cash Gab blog.
Important money lessons for independent young people
Important money lessons for independent young people.
Get help with your finances
What are some of the biggest mistakes people make in dealing with debt?
Multiple options available for facing financial strain
Money Mentors talks to High River Times about the Orderly Payment of Debts program.
Money Mentors discusses the correlation between Christmas bills and debt
In the run-up to Christmas, spending is rising and retail sales are strong. Glitzy store displays create a seductive shopping atmosphere that can result in a January debt hangover.
Keep Debt in Check with Organization
The holiday season has long passed but late payments are still on people’s minds. And while you may have to worry about spending less in the coming months, budgeting isn’t necessarily the way of out of debt, says one St. Albert investment advisor.
A healthy lifestyle now could make you wealthier in retirement
The health benefits of exercising regularly, sticking to a balanced diet, and not smoking are well-known. But there’s more to a healthy lifestyle than disease prevention; there are positive financial effects too, especially among retirees. Taking care of yourself now could put you at a distinct advantage in your later years.
Many Albertans are living paycheque to paycheque
Many Albertans are feeling the financial squeeze these days, living paycheque to paycheque, saving less, postponing retirement and feeling overwhelmed by debt.