Renting vs owning
The average person moves residences about 11 times in their lifetime. That provides a lot of opportunity to confront the following question: is it better to own your home or to rent it?
Retiring in the next few years - a 'to do' list
Whether you're a few years from retirement or already enjoying it, you're well aware of how important it is to plan ahead. Check out this article for tips on how a written plan can provide a clear roadmap for your journey through retirement
How to support people of colour in the workplace
Financial well-being is having the ability and confidence to meet your financial commitments both over the short and long term. It includes the knowledge and skills to make responsible financial decisions such as managing finances, overcoming financial setbacks, and achieving financial goals to allow you to enjoy life.
How to save on tuition
Successful scholarship applications take considerable time and effort. Although there’s no shortcut to a quality application, there are steps you can take to make your efforts as rewarding as possible. Tackling your scholarship search with strategy and efficiency can translate into extra applications—and therefore, extra tuition dollars. For best results, incorporate the following tips into your application process as early as possible.
Qtrade Direct Investing™ makes it easy to build a well-diversified portfolio, with access to a wide array of investment choices. Check out this quick overview of the securities you can choose for your Qtrade account, and the advantages of each.
You might have heard the term “emotional labour” in news clips and articles, but there’s a lot of confusion about what emotional labour is. This article will help you define emotional labour and understand how it might appear in your life
Strategies for debt repayment
No matter how unique one’s debt situation is, there are some universal truths to borrowing money: it’s expensive and it ‘steals’ money from your other life goals. Therefore, its repayment should be a top priority. Check out the following Dos and Don’ts provide some helpful tips that address and correct unhealthy attitudes surrounding debt:
Being an LGBTQ+ Ally
June is Pride Month, and there’s no better time to learn about issues that impact the LGBTQ+ community. Even if you don’t identify as someone within the LGBTQ+ community, you can always be supportive through becoming an ally.
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The Ambiguous Side of Mental Health
Feeling blue? Distracted at work? Can’t quite put your finger on what’s wrong? It’s not just you. Changes in your mental health can feel worrying, but you might question whether to act or if you really need help.
You’ve got to give every dollar a job!
Having an emergency fund set aside is a good idea. You'll most likely have to deal with an emergency resulting from an unexpected situation or a drop in income at some point in your lifetime.
We were honoured to take part in the Lloydminster Comprehensive High School groundbreaking event today!
“We are very proud to partner with Synergy in this. The facility, the gymnasium. We are going to have a commons area. We are going to have a fitness centre. From this point forward it will be known as “Synergy Place Home of the Barons.” Acting Director Scott Wouters. (Source: My Lloydminster Now)
As part of our highly-skilled wealth team, Jason has the expertise to help you reach your personal financial goals.
Languishing: What It Means and Why You Might Be Struggling with It
You may have heard about languishing—an aimless, joyless state somewhere between depression and flourishing. But is languishing a real health condition? How might it appear in your life, or in the life of a loved one? And if it does, what can you do about it?
Growing together: New Community CU members approve amalgamation
The Board of Directors of New Community Credit Union (NCCU) are pleased to announce their membership’s approval of the proposal to merge with Synergy Credit Union. We're excited to welcome NCCU to the Synergy family.
"If you want things to go right, you need to have a plan. I think that is really true especially in finances and my job is to help create that plan for them and help them stay accountable."
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