Oaken Update

News, investment tips, events and promotions – you’ll find it all in the Oaken Update!

Sleep—the secret to success

August, 2016

As a syndicated columnist, radio host, prolific author and founder of one of the world’s biggest news websites, Arianna Huffington has become an icon of media multi-tasking in the internet age. There’s no question that she’s a very busy woman, and very successful as well. But the advice she has for those who want to … read more

Great news—we’re adding a second issuer!

July, 2016

As part of our commitment to providing Canadians with better financial options, we’re excited to announce that we’ll soon be adding a second deposit issuer and CDIC member for you to choose from! You may have heard in the media that Home Trust Company acquired CFF Bank last year. And, perhaps not surprisingly, this is going … read more

Green thumbs and the urban dweller

June, 2016

With summer now underway, and since planting is a theme that’s very near and dear to us, we thought it might be helpful to explore the topic of vegetable gardening for city dwellers. While a lot of what we’ll be talking about here applies equally to rural gardens, we’ve focused on the city because so … read more

Planting season—it’s time to get busy!

May, 2016

With spring in full swing, now’s the time to get going in the garden. And one of the best things you can do to help your garden along is make it friendly for bees! Bees are a gardener’s best friend. They make your life a lot easier by pollinating fruits, vegetables and flowers, ensuring they … read more

Tax season can also be scam season

April, 2016

If you’re like most Canadians, you’ve probably paid your 2015 taxes by now. (And if not, it’s time to hurry—the deadline is April 30!) That means you can completely forget about them until next year, right? Well, not quite. In the past few years, Canadians have been targeted by a new scam that involves taxes. … read more

Booking an appointment with us is now even easier!

March, 2016

Spring is just around the corner, and that means warmer weather and lots of growth. Oaken is continuing to grow too. This month we launched a great new website feature that for some will make interacting with Oaken easier than ever. Now you can book an appointment for both of our Toronto and Calgary stores … read more

RSPs—there’s still (a little) time!

February, 2016

With February coming to a close, we’re heading down to the wire for RSP contributions. Here are three key things to bear in mind before this coming Monday rolls around: Key date The deadline for contributing is always 60 days into the new year. But because 2016 is a leap year, that means your last chance … read more

It’s TFSA time again!

January, 2016

If you’ve been rattled by the markets recently, you’re not alone. 2016 has seen one of the worst openings in history for equities around the world. And when you add in the declining dollar and the collapse in oil prices, it has been an especially brutal January for Canadian investors. Nonetheless, there’s hope amidst the … read more

Happy holidays from the busy squirrels at Oaken!

December, 2015

It has been a year full of milestones for us here at Oaken—and a very busy one, too. From opening new stores to enhancing our online offering, we’ve worked hard to bring you the very best in convenient and friendly savings. We’re proud of our efforts, and we hope they’ve made a difference for you! … read more

Snowbirds on the radar

Enhanced border tracking helps IRS target Canadian snowbirds
November, 2015

If you’re a Canadian who spends a lot of time in the United States, you’re probably aware of the need to meet Canadian residency requirements in order to avoid paying income tax to the American government. What you may not be aware of is that Canada and the U.S. will soon be keeping much closer … read more