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NEW Community-Partners-small-blck-100 These Finances FYI stories are made possible through the continued support of Alberta Securities Commission as part of our Community Partners Program.

Here’s How to Save Up for Your Next Big Home Projects

Here’s How to Save Up for Your Next Big Home Projects

Home renovations are expensive, but there are easy ways to cut costs and save up for large projects. Check out our guide to saving for home repairs and upgrades and ways to lower the final bill.
Protect Your Personal Information With These Online Shopping Tips

Protect Your Personal Information With These Online Shopping Tips

Online shopping has never been more popular, but with it comes the risk of theft and fraud. Protect yourself with these helpful security tips for shopping online, and safeguard your data from phishing, hacking, and scams.
Start Saving Now for Future Expenses With These Helpful Tips

Start Saving Now for Future Expenses With These Helpful Tips

Saving money for large expenses such as auto and home down payments or college tuition can seem overwhelming. We’ve put together some tips and tricks on how to start saving now and ways to achieve your long-term financial goals.
Credit Cards 101: How to Know Which Option is Right For You

Credit Cards 101: How to Know Which Option is Right For You

With seemingly endless credit card options available, finding the perfect one can be a daunting task. Check out our guide to choosing the right credit card from info on card types, what fees to expect, to tips for picking the right card.
RFID Protection: How RFID Cards Work and How To Stay Safe

RFID Protection: How RFID Cards Work and How To Stay Safe

Improvements in technology have made radio frequency identification, or RFID, an essential part of our lives. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about this card technology and how to keep your payment information safe from theft.
Home Down Payment 101

Home Down Payment 101

For many prospective homeowners, it’s not the mortgage payment that is the issue. After all, what they pay in rent can be comparable to a monthly mortgage payment. It’s the down payment they struggle with. Today we’ll look at practical tips to help you save up the down payment for your first home.
Health Savings Account 101: Everything You Need to Know

Health Savings Account 101: Everything You Need to Know

A health savings account, or HSA is a great tool for entrepreneurs and small business owners to get the health coverage they need.
Credit vs. Debit: The Benefits and Details of Both

Credit vs. Debit: The Benefits and Details of Both

Most of us know there are big differences between debit and credit cards, but we may not know when to use each and why. We’ve compiled a list of the most important credit vs. debit information, and how to maximize their individual use for your gain.
Basic Financial Terms Everyone Should Know

Basic Financial Terms Everyone Should Know

Are you interested in investing? Taking advantage of compound interest? Making your money work for you? Investing can help you reach your financial goals, but many are intimidated by the terms and complexities of what this entails. Today we’ll look at some of the most important terms, what they mean, and how understanding them helps you grow your money.
Managing your Retirement Plan when you Change Jobs

Managing your Retirement Plan when you Change Jobs

You have a great retirement plan through work. What happens when you change jobs? Learn how to update, maintain, and move your funds.