News Releases

Back-to-School on a Budget

August 29th, 2016

The euphoria of back-to-school shopping has begun, and many Albertans will spend thousands of dollars and a countless amount of time in shopping malls across the province.

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Are You On Track Financially For 2016?

March 15th, 2016

On average, 6 out of 10 Canadians will have a resolution to pay off their debt. However, 84% of Canadians will fail at completing their original plan. As we are now nearly 3-months into 2016, are you one of the 84%?

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Free class offers Albertans tips on 'Financial Fitness'

November 25th, 2015

Money Mentors, a non-profit credit counselling agency, is offering a free Financial Fitness class Wednesday night as part of Financial Literacy Month.

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Finlitab.ca: New Program Teaching Alberta Students Money Management Skills

November 25th, 2015

The lack of personal finance education in schools, and limited conversations centred on money management in many Alberta homes is the driving force behind Money Mentors Financial Literacy for Youth program. Countless studies have shown more than 1/3rd of parents do not discuss money with their kids, and the current school curriculum does not include personal finance courses.

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Handling debt when facing job insecurity

July 30th, 2015

Economic downturns are out of your control, but your personal finances aren't. "You should always assume that your income is at risk,"

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FREE Money Coaching For All Albertans, Provided by Money Mentors

July 30th, 2015

From budgeting, to debt management, to retirement planning, our coaches can help any Albertan build a Money Action Plan (MAP), regardless of their current financial position.

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How to Save Money with a Staycation

March 16th, 2015

Instead of spending thousands of dollars on a vacation that won’t stop spend after arrival, have a better idea of your budget and don’t spend any more money once you’ve reached your destination. Camping is great because the only things required to pay for are the lot, transportation and food. Most of us have everything else we need or can borrow from friends and neighbours.

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TFSA vs RRSP Do's & Don'ts to Save Money

February 26th, 2015

The introduction of the TFSA in 2009 has led to a great debate about where to put your money. Instead of putting Registered Retirement Savings Plans and Tax Free Savings Accounts against each other, why not use both? These complementary savings tools each make financial sense at various stages of life. According to research, Canadians only save 4% of disposable income. It’s time to start saving more. To help, Money Mentors’ has compiled their favourite RRSP & TSFA do's and don'ts.

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