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11.20.2020 / Safety

How To Use Your First Credit Card Responsibly
Getting your first credit card is a huge deal. It means you're able to build your credit history so you can qualify for things like apartments, home loans, and even new cars. Though it's tempting to use your card to buy whatever you want, you need to be careful and make sure you're using the card…

11.19.2020 / Safety

Do You Need a Will?
It's not always easy to start thinking about what will happen to your property and possessions after you pass, but if you want certain loved ones in your life to receive specific property of yours, having a will is indispensable. Whether you're nearing retirement age or have just started in the…

08.27.2020 / Safety

Protecting Your Money Online
Online safety is paramount in today's technology-driven world. One of the most important things to keep safe while using the internet is your financial information. A hacked financial account is no easy thing to deal with, and in these cases, prevention is much better than trying to diffuse the…

08.13.2020 / Safety

Tips for Avoiding Online Financial Scams
As more transactions move from physical to online spaces, the risk of identity theft and exposure to scams increases. The older people are, the more susceptible they often are to online financial scams. Even so, people of all ages are at risk. Here are some tips both older and younger people can…

07.30.2020 / Safety

Protect Your Money in 5 Simple Steps
Everyone works hard to make enough money to meet their needs, provide for the future, and have a little extra to enjoy.  But once the money is made and saved or invested, it can be frightening to wonder what might happen to it.  Scam artists are always on the prowl, the economy fluctuates, and…

11.20.2020 / Safety

How To Use Your First Credit Card Responsibly

Getting your first credit card is a huge deal. It means you're able to build your credit history so you can qualify for things like apartments, home loans, and even new cars. Though it's tempting to use your card to buy whatever you want, you need to be careful and make sure you're using the card…

11.19.2020 / Safety

Do You Need a Will?

It's not always easy to start thinking about what will happen to your property and possessions after you pass, but if you want certain loved ones in your life to receive specific property of yours, having a will is indispensable. Whether you're nearing retirement age or have just started in the…

08.27.2020 / Safety

Protecting Your Money Online

Online safety is paramount in today's technology-driven world. One of the most important things to keep safe while using the internet is your financial information. A hacked financial account is no easy thing to deal with, and in these cases, prevention is much better than trying to diffuse the…

08.13.2020 / Safety

Tips for Avoiding Online Financial Scams

As more transactions move from physical to online spaces, the risk of identity theft and exposure to scams increases. The older people are, the more susceptible they often are to online financial scams. Even so, people of all ages are at risk. Here are some tips both older and younger people can…

07.30.2020 / Safety

Protect Your Money in 5 Simple Steps

Everyone works hard to make enough money to meet their needs, provide for the future, and have a little extra to enjoy.  But once the money is made and saved or invested, it can be frightening to wonder what might happen to it.  Scam artists are always on the prowl, the economy fluctuates, and…

06.16.2020 / Safety

Use These Tips to Ensure Your Mobile Cheque Cashing Goes Smoothly

COVID-19 has changed the way banking services work for the near future. Due to necessary social distancing measures, many banks are recommending the option of mobile cheque cashing to keep customers safe. Mobile banking is an easy and popular way of taking care of your financial transactions during…

06.10.2020 / Safety

Cheque Cashing and Cheque Writing Tips

  A cheque is a negotiable instrument issued to an account holder by a bank. This document can be used to pay someone a specific amount of money on a certain date. You can write a cheque to any business or person as a way to transfer money from your bank account to them. Below are some basic tips…

05.26.2020 / Safety

How Small Businesses Can Recover From the Pandemic

How Small Businesses Can Recover From the Pandemic  The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic could linger for months, if not years. Small businesses are doing the best they can to navigate these unknown waters, but the situation may not alleviate itself any time soon. Although different industries have…

05.22.2020 / Safety

Mobile Cheque Cashing Benefits During a Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is fundamentally altering the way Canadians conduct their day-to-day business. Stay-at-home orders and social distancing measures limit an individual’s movement in the community, while many businesses have been forced to shutter their doors or adjust operational procedures…

04.13.2020 / Safety

5 Pieces of Important Information to Never Put in Emails

Email Is Not Secure  When it comes to the material world, most people are very careful with sensitive information.  Documents are shredded, PINs are hidden, and most people do not provide personal information to people they don’t know personally.  But when it comes to the digital world of…

04.03.2020 / Safety

How to Easily Spot a Phishing Attempt

What Is Phishing?  One of the most common digital scams of today is known as phishing.  Like the name implies, it is a baited hook, and the prize is sensitive private information.  A phishing attempt is a message, usually an email or a text message, that tries to solicit a person’s financial…

03.20.2020 / Safety

What to Do Now if You’ve Given Out Important Personal Information

Scams and Schemes  This is the Information Age.  Facts, data and knowledge are the currencies of the day, our most valuable commodities.  Through the Internet especially, personal information is swapped and sent, from government ID numbers to bank information and credit cards.  This is all meant…

03.18.2020 / Safety

3 of the Most Common Consumer Frauds

Scam artists have been around for as long as there has been commerce.  Over time, the methods might have grown more sophisticated, but they remain just as common and dangerous.  In fact, sometimes the methods are not sophisticated at all, but extremely simple.  Knowing the most common consumer…

03.09.2020 / Safety

3 Important Steps You Can Take to Avoid Fraud

New and Old Dangers The world has changed for the better with a rise in technology that protects people and transactions with increased security measures.  However, scam artists have adapted to new ways of doing business, too.  In some ways, transactions are safer than ever with complex…