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How important is your credit score, really?

  You know you have a credit score, you may have even checked it once or twice, but do you know how your credit score is calculated? Do you know how lenders use your credit score? Credit scores are a valuable way to show lenders that you are a responsible consumer. For example, when you...read more

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8 ways to save money on your groceries

  It doesn’t matter if you’re single or have a family; if you’re young or old, groceries can be a huge expense when it comes to your monthly budget. This shouldn’t be a surprise since we all need to eat, but unlike other things in your budget such as vacations and subscription services, you can’t...read more

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More tips to help sell your home

A while back we published an article in the Oaken Blog that listed 5 tips to help you sell your home. With a busy spring market expected in several parts of the county this year, we thought it would be helpful to add a few more things for you to consider if you’re planning to...read more

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Financial mistakes I’m glad I made

Although my parents taught me about money management from a young age, I still managed to make quite a few financial mistakes over the years. None of these mistakes were overly serious and I’m actually happy I made these mistakes. Many of these decisions were made because I was uninformed (or misinformed), and once I...read more

From small vehicle repairs to missed closing costs on my first home purchase, an emergency fund has completely transformed how I look at money. According to a 2019 article published by the Chartered Professional Accounts Canada (CPA), one in every three Canadians lives paycheck to paycheck. This means that if one of these individuals were...read more

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Breaking down the 50 / 30 / 20 Rule

It’s human nature to seek an easier way to deal with a complex task, and for many people, developing and managing a personal budget can qualify as a challenge. This explains why there are so many budgeting approaches out there intended to help you better manage your money. Some, like the “envelope system” for instance,...read more

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How a GIC can help you save

When it comes to investments, diversification is key and the saying “don’t have all your eggs in one basket” is as true today as when it was first coined. Savvy investors understand the need for diversification and they make sure to have their money in a range of products and holdings. When it comes to...read more

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