Oaken Update – October, 2019

Financial Literacy Month is here again

A recent survey shows that the majority of Canadians feel they are not financially knowledgeable.


November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada, so our recent Oaken Blog article talked about what this means, and how you can brush up on your financial knowledge. Read more here.

Money tips for returning to work after maternity leave


As a follow-up to a previous Oaken Blog article, personal finance expert Rubina Ahmed-Haq provides some important tips for those preparing to return to the workforce after their maternity leave. Read more here.

All about EVs: Making the transition to electric vehicles

Transitioning to zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) is a critical part of Canada’s plan to reduce the country’s green house gas emissions.


New federal government rebates were recently announced to help Canadians make the switch to zero emission vehicles (ZEVs). We shared some details on how transitioning to ZEVs is a critical part of Canada’s overall carbon reduction plan. Read more here.

Pre-baby financial planning

Rubina Ahmed-Haq has some great advice to help you understand your maternity leave options.


There’s so much to think about when you’re expecting a baby, but don’t forget to review your parental leave options. Personal finance expert Rubina Ahmed-Haq helps explain maternity leave benefits. Read more here.

How my wife and I saved a $200,000 down payment

Saving the required down payment can be a major obstacle for first-time home buyers. Here’s how one couple did it.


Personal finance expert Barry Choi of Money We Have tells how he and his wife managed to save for a large down payment on their first home. Read more here.

Further reading


As the weather outside gets colder, warm up inside with a steaming cup of your favourite drink and our reading list, piping hot from the internet…


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