Happy Holidays from your Oaken family
The holidays are always a busy time. Whether preparing for the arrival of guests or searching for that final perfect gift, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle that comes with this time of year.
With all this last-minute rushing around, we can sometimes lose sight of what’s really important. That’s why we hope that you have the opportunity to celebrate the festive season surrounded by friends and loved ones.
As we look ahead to 2020 and the start of a new decade, we’d like to take this time to thank you for choosing Oaken. We truly appreciate the trust you place in us to help you achieve your financial goals.
Happy holidays and all the best for 2020 from everyone at Oaken!
Oaken Store Holiday Hours
If you’re planning on stopping by one of our Oaken Stores over the holidays, please keep in mind that all Oaken Store locations, as well as our offices and customer service centre, will be closed December 25, 26 and January 1. Note also that we will close at 1 pm on December 24 and 30.
Have a wonderful holiday and we look forward to seeing you in the new year!
Oaken’s Minutes2Money Contest Winners
A big “thank you” to everyone who took part in the Oaken Minutes2Money contest! We were overwhelmed with the response and we hope that you had fun playing our game and that it helped you build your financial literacy. Be sure to sign up to our Facebook page and watch for more contests in the new year!
Snowbird Travel Tips
With the cold weather now making its presence known through much of the country, for many Canadians its time to start thinking about heading south to escape the coming winter. If you’re planning to join in on the annual Snowbird migration, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind. Read more here.
Ways to make your TFSA work for you
Late last month the federal government announced that the Tax-Free Savings Account contribution amount for 2020 would remain at $6,000. If you’re looking for ways that you might incorporate a TFSA into your savings plan, be sure to read this Oaken Blog feature by personal finance expert Barry Choi. In this article, Barry explains just how he is making his TFSA work for him. Read more here.
TFSA and your retirement
While not designed specifically to help you save for you retirement, there are several ways you can incorporate a TFSA into your overall retirement strategy. As explained in her latest contribution to the Oaken Blog, personal finance guru Rubina Ahmed-Haq discusses some of the advantages of a TFSA and how you might consider using a TFSA to support your retirement plans. Read more here.