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Financial advice for Albertans as we navigate COVID-19

Managing your finances during challenging times

During these uncertain times, growing concern over your personal finances may be top-of-mind. Below you’ll find timely insights, advice, and resources to help you navigate your life and finances during COVID-19.

Six tips to help with your job search in Alberta

Tips, job search resources and information on assistance that can help you navigate finding new employment in Alberta during COVID-19.

CERB has ended, here are some options to help Albertans make ends meet

If you’ve recently stopped receiving the Canada Emergency Response Benefit or are struggling to pay your bills, here are a few things you should know.

Steps and strategies for personal debt repayment

Repaying your debt and getting back on track financially is possible. These debt reduction and repayment steps and strategies will help you get there.

11 costs you should consider when buying an RV

Recreational vehicles offer the freedom to explore, but are a long-term investment. Here are the costs you should consider when buying an RV in Alberta.

How to minimize the effects of loan payment deferral

Understanding the impact of deferring your loan payments, and how you can plan for the future.

What to do and consider if you’ve been laid off

If you’ve been laid off, here is an overview of what you should do and what you’ll need to consider, including your termination package, severance and pension options and taxes.

Four considerations for Canadians receiving CERB

Here are four things you need to know about the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).

Should I continue deferring my loan or re-start repayment?

If you’ve deferred a loan during COVID-19, here are some considerations to help you decide when you should start making payments again.

Contactless payments trending high for safety and convenience

What are contactless payments? We explain the technology behind them and the safety of using them.

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.

How to bank online securely

Tips on how to bank online responsibly and securely and protect your information from online fraudsters.

Understanding release limits

Understanding what release limits, point-of-sale limits and ABM withdrawal limits are and why they are put in place.

[Video interview] Your investing questions answered

ATB Wealth’s James Chisholm answers your questions about investing in our current financial landscape.

How to safely donate to charities in Alberta during COVID-19

To learn how to safely donate money to charities during COVID-19, check out our step-by-step guide.

Main observations of markets one week into June

Two months after markets bottomed, stocks and bonds are making a recovery. The economy begins to open, but all eyes remain on how this will affect the spread of COVID-19.

What to do if you must cash-in investments during COVID-19

What should you do if you have to cash-in or sell your investments to make up for lost income during COVID-19?

How investing in a turbulent market can work in the long term

When investing in turbulent markets, it’s important to understand market history, think long term and avoid emotional decision making.

Should I defer my mortgage payments amid COVID-19?

Understanding mortgage payment deferral programs to help you decide if it’s the right option for you during the COVID-19 crisis.

How might a mortgage deferral affect my renewal?

We explain how mortgage payment deferral could impact your mortgage renewal and what you can do to lessen these effects.

COVID-19 and your taxes, what individual taxpayers need to know

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada has announced a tax extension for individuals and self-employed individuals. 

Buying or selling a home now? Considerations during COVID-19

We take a look into how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the housing market in Alberta and what implications this is having on Albertans looking to buy or sell a home right now.

Have you lost your job due to COVID-19? Here are six things you should do.

If you’re one of the many Albertans navigating a job loss due to the coronavirus, here are a few things you can do to help you manage your money through this current pandemic.

Investment scams surfacing during COVID-19

Learn about investment scams surfacing as a result of COVID-19 and how you can prevent falling victim.

Is my money safe during uncertain times?

If COVID-19 has you wondering if you should withdraw your savings in cash, rest assured your deposits with ATB Financial are safe and accessible.

How to make ends meet as a student during COVID-19

If you're a student, here are a few tips on how to navigate government relief programs, including CESB, and how to manage your finances during COVID-19.

COVID-19 related scams are on the rise in Alberta

It’s a vulnerable time for all Albertans. Protect yourself from fraud by staying educated on the latest scams related to COVID-19.

Making the transition from branch visits to online and mobile banking

Learning to use online and mobile banking may be intimidating. Use these helpful tips and resources to put your mind at ease as you make the transition.

The emotions of volatile markets

Prevalent emotions during market downturns or periods of volatility and strategies to help ourselves from making purely emotional decisions.

How long does it take to earn your money back after a bear market

A look back at the historical stock market recovery from bear markets and what you should do with your investments.

What professional fund managers do in the face of volatility

Understanding volatility, risk, and diversification during market turmoil and how fund companies use portfolio rebalancing to increase long-term success.

Four things to remember during market volatility

Here are four things to remember to help you beat the uncomfortable feelings and manage your investments (as objectively as possible) during periods of market volatility.

The frequency of five percent market drops

An overview of five percent market drops in the past few years and why a long-term investment strategy is key during these market drops.

Tips for working from home

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many are navigating working from home for the first time. Here are three tips for transitioning to working from home.

Common questions from investors during market turmoil

With market volatility high right now, here are a few questions investors may be asking.

[Webinar] A discussion with Morgan Housel, presented by ATB Wealth

Watch Morgan Housel, partner at the Collaborative Fund, speak about how investors can build resiliency by understanding how the human mind works when faced with uncertainty.

[Webinar] A discussion with Dr. Daniel Crosby, presented by ATB Wealth

Watch bestselling author, psychologist and behavioural finance expert Dr. Daniel Crosby as he highlights how purpose, proof and process will help you during uncertain times.


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