Oaken Update

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

Best of the season, from us to you

December, 2016

As another year comes to a close, it’s time for one of our favourite messages of all: Happy holidays to all our Oaken friends, and here’s to a wonderful 2017! We’ve enjoyed serving you throughout the year, and we hope that 2017 will bring you peace and prosperity. We’re proud to help you plant for … read more

Financial Literacy Month is here

November, 2016

Planning a budget, saving for retirement, paying down a mortgage—no matter what our stage of life, we all have to manage our money. Unfortunately, far too many Canadians are not well equipped to do so. That’s where Financial Literacy Month comes in each November. Dedicated to advancing financial awareness and education in Canada, it’s a … read more

Giving back to our communities

October, 2016

As a socially responsible business, we’re always ready to lend a helping hand to our communities. One of the ways in which we do this is by offering the free use of our stores as a meeting or event space to any not-for-profit organizations. Our stores in both Toronto and Calgary are adaptable, dual-purpose spaces, … read more

Four steps for the end of gardening season

September, 2016

Planting for your future—whether financially or horticulturally—requires year-round attention. And for gardeners, that means there’s still work to be done before putting your backyard to bed this fall. Here are four easy-to-do tasks that will make your garden flourish when growing time rolls around again next spring. 1. Remove your old annuals Remember that annuals … read more

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