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Domo focuses on family-friendly benefits

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Employee Benefit News, Health, Quality of Life | 0 comments

By Sheryl Smolkin Published June 18 2017 — Married for over seven years, Jarrick and Michelle Tilby have been unable to conceive a child. That’s why when Jarrick’s employer Domo unveiled a program to offer employees fertility benefits, they immediately called to set up an appointment. “Growing our family is quite frankly the most important thing in our lives,” Tilby acknowledges. Having tried the fertility drug Clomid to no avail, the couple was saving up to pay for in-vitro...

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Why smart employers are offering fertility benefits

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Employee Benefit News, Health, Quality of Life | 0 comments

By Sheryl Smolkin Published May 14 2017 — Come Recommended founder and president Heather Huhman knows firsthand the challenges of dealing with infertility while working in a busy office. Over the span of five years, Huhman went through IVF seven times, suffered four miscarriages and gave birth to stillborn twins before having her daughter Aurora in January 2016. “While battling infertility for five years, it defined me. I let it run my life. I stopped taking time off from work outside of...

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Mother’s Day: What Our Mothers Taught Us About Money

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Money management, Quality of Life, Tangerine | 0 comments

May 8, 2017 Last Father’s Day, we asked our Forward Thinking contributors to tell us how their fathers shaped the way they think about money. Their personal stories made us realize our parents can be a great source of knowledge and inspiration, so for Mother’s Day, we once again turned to our contributors to share how their mothers set them on the right financial path. We hope you enjoy their stories. Have a happy Mother’s Day! You Are Your Best Investment Rita Silvan When my mom realized...

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Memorable marriage proposals don’t need to break the bank

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Money management, Quality of Life, Tangerine | 0 comments

You’re planning to pop the question, but you aren’t quite sure of the best way to do it. It used to be that flowers, dinner at a fancy restaurant and a nice ring were enough. But now, social media has made a big deal of viral marriage proposals and suitors who jet their lovers off to exotic places to propose marriage. There are even companies that plan lavish proposals. But you don’t need to spend big bucks to set the scene for the event. There are lots of other romantic ways to ask...

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Paying off your student loans in a hurry

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Money management, Student loans/debt, Tangerine | 0 comments

Three personal finance bloggers who paid off their student loans in record time after graduation say careful budgeting, working multiple jobs and continuing to live like students were the keys to their success. Cut costs and add a part-time job Krystal Yee (Give Me Back My Five Bucks) lived with her family when she was in college, but when she graduated her parents told her she had a year to get established in a career before she had to move out. “I owed just over $20,000 in student loan and credit card...

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June 19: Best from the blogosphere

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Insurance, Saskatchewan Pension Plan | 0 comments

 June 19, 2017 Whether you are traveling by car, bus, train or plane to your vacation destination this summer, confirming that you have appropriate travel insurance coverage should be an item on your “to do” list. Several years ago we had to return home after one week of a two week river cruise due to a family tragedy and fortunately the trip interruption coverage under our travel insurance policy reimbursed over $10,000. You may think that if you are travelling within Canada you are adequately...

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Canadians anticipate longest retirement

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Retirement, Saskatchewan Pension Plan | 0 comments

June 15, 2017 A global survey from HSBC reveals that Canadians anticipate some of the longest retirements, but they are among the least likely to seek information to guide financial decisions. According to the study, Canadians expect to retire at 62 and live to the ripe old age of 85 on average, resulting in one of the longest retirement windows amongst their global peers (global averages: 61 and 81 years, respectively). However despite expectations of a long retirement, Canadians are amongst the least...

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June 12: Best from the blogosphere

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Consumer savings, Saskatchewan Pension Plan | 0 comments

In the mid-1990s when I obtained my Master of Laws (LLM) from University of Leicester via a distance degree I traveled back and forth to Europe for five extended study weekends. That’s when I first got an Aeroplan number and a CIBC Aeroplan Visa and began aggressively collecting points. As a result we were able to get almost free flights to many wonderful places including South America, Italy and the U.K. But recently convenient flights have cost more points and additional fees have increased so it has...

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Funky Father’s Day Gifts

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Consumer savings, Saskatchewan Pension Plan | 0 comments

June 8, 2017   Finding gifts for the Dads in your life can be a challenge. Few men wear ties or use cloth handkerchiefs anymore and let’s face it — even jazzy socks are a pretty boring and impersonal gift. Furthermore, most family budgets cannot be stretched to pay for big ticket guy things like fast cars, motorcycles or a spring training road trip. But there are lots of things you can do on a shoestring that Dad will appreciate. Here are a few of my favourites: Save for the dream: You may not...

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June 5: Best from the blogosphere

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Compensation, Consumer savings, Quality of Life, Retirement, Saskatchewan Pension Plan | 0 comments

June 5, 2017 This week it’s back to basics with some of our favourite bloggers. On HowToSaveMoney.ca Heather Clarke shares Budget Home Decorating Ideas. She says you can often make a “knock off” of a pricey designer item and a little bit of spray paint goes a long way. She also reminds us that there are some hidden gems at the dollar store. Rona Birenbaum, a financial planner at Caring for Clients offers 5 reasons why you should negotiate your severance package. She notes that there may well be...

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