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What could you make possible with the right expertise?

Do you have questions about buying a home?

We’ll take you step-by-step through what you need to know (and do) when buying a home in Alberta.

Banking and Fraud Prevention

How fraudsters are using Chat GPT and other AI tools to create scams

Dive into what ChatGPT is, common ChatGPT and AI scams, and how to prevent them.

Opening a personal bank account

Learn how to choose a personal bank account that fits your lifestyle and your financial goals.

The growing threat of AI voice cloning scams

The rapid development of AI and machine learning technologies is fueling a new form of fraud.

How to bank online securely

Learn how to use safer digital banking practices to protect your information—and your money—from online fraudsters.

Protecting vulnerable friends and family members from fraud

Financial abuse can happen to anyone. Here's how you can keep your vulnerable friends and family safe.

What you need to know about Frappo and phishing-as-a-service

Protect yourself from a slick new phishing tool that online fraudsters may be using to target your banking information.

Credit and Debt

Understanding credit card cash advances

Learn what a cash advance is, common types of cash advances, how fees and interest are applied, and what to do when a cash advance isn’t your best option.

Everything you should know about credit card limit increases

We cover everything you need to know about credit card limit increases including how to decide whether a limit increase is the right decision for you.

Disputing charges to your credit card: FAQs

We answer the most frequently asked questions about chargebacks, including what a chargeback is, what types of transactions qualify, and what you need to dispute a charge.

Paying online with a credit card versus a debit card

What should you use to pay for the purchases you make online? Here are the differences between paying online with your credit card versus your debit card.

How to build good credit and avoid fraud

Credit cards are amazingly convenient. But before you start making purchases on your card, there are a couple things you should know.

How to choose a credit card that is best for you

What you need to consider when choosing a credit card that is best for you.

Saving and Investing

How to set goals and actually achieve them

We’ll guide you through how to set SMART goals for your investments and your everyday.

All about the High Interest Savings Account

Learn what a High Interest Savings Account is and how it compares to other saving options.

What’s your saving style?

Get to know how you save and grow your saving knowledge to boost your financial confidence.

What is Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE)?

Alyssa Davies from Mixed Up Money shares her insights on a savings trend that has swept across the internet.

Budgeting 101

Budgeting lets you be in control of your destiny, and helps you spend and save with confidence.

Should you invest in GICs?

Learn more about when you should choose a GIC for your portfolio and when you should look for something with more risk and reward potential.

Home Buying and Mortgages


9 things to consider when choosing a savings plan.

The true cost of buying a home in Alberta

An outline for finding a home that  works for your lifestyle and fits your budget.

Easing the pain of rising mortgage interest rates

Everyone knows that paying down your mortgage faster is a great way to save money in the long run—but what’s the smartest way to do it when interest rates are rising?

You've paid off your house, now what?

Move into your mortgage-free future confidently with a comprehensive checklist and goal setting advice.

9 creative ways to come up with a down payment

Learn how you can save for a down payment on a house in Alberta with these tips.

7 mortgage terms you need to know

These 7 mortgage terms and tips will help you decide which mortgage option is right for you.


Top things you need to know for your 2023 tax return

Learn where to find your tax documents, our mailing schedule for tax receipts and forms, how to pay taxes to the CRA, and more for the 2023 tax season.

Got room? Learn about your RRSP contribution limits

Your RRSP room is determined by your annual RRSP contribution limits. Learn how to best take advantage of all that room.

Make the most of your RRSP contribution

Consider these tips to make the most of your RRSP contribution, save on your tax bill and maximize your retirement savings growth.

It's never too late to start investing in RRSPs and TFSAs

Even if you are close to retirement, it can still be beneficial to start investing in RRSPs and TFSAs.

Will OAS and CPP be enough?

See how much Old Age Security (OAS) and the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) will contribute to your retirement

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How can I increase retirement income with income splitting?

Income splitting is a way of moving income from the higher to the lower-income spouse. 

Students Education and RESPs

Student loan early: understanding your options

Balancing student loan repayments with saving for the future.

How to budget your income as a student

Whether you’re paying for post-secondary with earnings, savings, aid, or a loan, make the most of your resources by following these budgeting steps.

Five ways to pay for post-secondary education

Paying for school shouldn't be the most stressful part of being a student. Here are five different ways students can finance their post-secondary education.

Understanding RESP options in Alberta

Learn about RESPs: how much you can contribute, what government grants provide, and what happens if your child doesn'tt attend a post secondary institution.

Maximize Your RESP Contributions

Take advantage of the government grant that matches up to 20% on your contributions to an RESP and learn about carry-forward room for missed contributions.

What do you need to withdraw money from an RESP

In order to withdraw funds from your RESP you'll need to complete some steps for validation. Read through as we uncover what these steps entail.


How much life insurance do I need?

Use this assessment and article to guide you through understanding your lifestyle protection needs. 

Answering your questions about disability insurance

Understanding disability insurance, including applying for disability insurance and compensation timing.

Applying for life insurance - what to expect

Applying for life insurance is an important step in preparing for the future, but it can feel overwhelming. Here's what to expect.

How to choose the right type of life insurance for you

Your specific life needs will help determine the right life insurance for you. Here we help you understand term, whole life and universal life insurance options.

Including insurance in your financial plan

Insurance is an important part of any financial plan, and understanding your coverage is key

5 FAQs about travel insurance

5 things to know about your travel insurance before you go.

Alberta Lifestyle

How can I budget for the wedding or honeymoon I want?

Imagining how to have a dream wedding on a budget? Being able to afford “The Big Day” tomorrow doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your today to make it happen. See what's possible.

Budget friendly winter activities in Alberta

Check out these budget friendly winter activities to weather the winter season in Alberta.

How do inflation and rising interest rates impact Albertans?

What do rising costs and interest rates really mean for Albertan bottom lines? We dive into inflation, how it affects your everyday life and what you can do about it.

5 Alberta staycation ideas to help you save cash

You don’t need to spend big to enjoy a summer getaway. Here are five ideas for an Alberta staycation.

How to teach your children about money at every age

Here are some tips and activities that can help you teach your kids about money and finances during the COVID-19 pandemic and every day.

8 tips for successfully running a side hustle

Here are our top tips for turning a hobby, passion or great idea into a side hustle and a way to earn extra cash.

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