Oaken Update – September, 2019

Time to brush up on cyber security

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month.


Learn how to protect yourself against online hoaxes and internet scammers, as we celebrate Cyber Security Awareness Month. Read more here.

Ted and his thoughts on the changing workforce


The rise in the use of freelance job apps has led to tremendous growth in the “gig economy”. In this Saversodes video, Ted discusses how the gig economy has changed the workplace in the years since he retired. Read more here.

Women should save as if single (even if they’re not!)

Advice for women from personal finance expert Rubina Ahmed-Haq – Save as if you’re single, even if you’re not!


Personal finance expert, Rubina Ahmed-Haq, has advice for women: save as if you’re single, even if you’re not! Read more here.

Personal finance tips for back to school season

Read Ratehub.ca’s guest post on the Oaken Blog for managing your finances now that it’s time to head back to school.


Don’t let the back to school excitement be spoiled by money stress. Check out our guest blog from Ratehub.ca for some tips to making smart financial decisions at school. Read more here.

10 tips to help you save money on your next trip

Barry Choi shares his tips to help you save money on your next trip.


In his first post for the Oaken Blog, well-known personal finance expert Barry Choi of Money We Have shares his top tips to help you save money on your next trip. Read more here.

Age-proofing your portfolio

You should regularly review your portfolio’s asset weighting to ensure your risk level is appropriate for your age and life stage.


The closer we get to retirement, the more risk adverse we usually become. Learn more about how you can ensure your investment portfolio is appropriate for your age and future needs. Read more here.

Further reading


Our reading list this month is all about being practical, from expanding your investment horizon to how to get things done, with a stop at the gym along the way!…

  • If you’ve ever wanted to invest in a hedge fund, this Financial Post report explains how a regulatory amendment now lets the average person put their money into “liquid altenative” investments.
  • What better source of information about getting fit this fall than the YMCA? Here’s their take on what you need to do to get started.
  • Step up your game in just about everything, as Inventiva Magazine provides an outline of the “5 Second Rule”, which may be the key to eliminating procrastination once and for all.


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