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My personal finances

Turn your ideas into reality with a sound financial plan

Learn to manage your money

All you need is a few simple tools to get your finances in order. Sound financial management can give you the freedom to make your plans a reality.

"A penny saved is a penny earned."

– Proverb

Five tips for healthy finances

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Know what you're spending and prioritize

Take stock of your expenses and compare them against what you earn to figure out if you're living beyond your means.

Next, prioritize your spending. Don't deprive yourself if you really want that daily cappuccino, but think carefully before you buy. A helpful tip is to calculate how many hours you need to work to pay for it.

The final step is making a budget and sticking to it to make sure you're bringing in more than you're spending.

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Further reading

Creating a personal budget that really works

Infographic Set aside 10% of your income

Save, save, save!

Saving is crucial. In the short term, it ensures you have an emergency fund in place when life doesn't go as planned. In the medium term, you can use your savings to go back to school or plan a trip. And in the long term, you can rest easy knowing you'll have the funds you need to retire.

There are a wide range of options out there to help you save, like the High Interest Savings Account, TFSA and RRSP. Not sure which is right for you? Talk to an advisor!

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Further reading

20 Painless Ways to Save Money

Saving: Which method is right for you?

For those trying to replicate the pension plans of the past, it’s on you

Infographic Set aside 10% of your income
Infographic Set aside 10% of your income
Infographic Set aside 10% of your income
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Use credit wisely

Don't be afraid to apply for credit—it can be a great resource when used wisely. For example, a mortgage is considered "good debt" because it allows you to invest in an asset that will gain value over time.

On the other hand, a credit card should be considered a short-term solution since it has a high interest rate. Use your card to earn rewards or cashbacks—just remember to pay your monthly balance!


Further reading

6 smart ways to use your credit card

Video: Should you save or pay off your debts first?

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Stay on top of your daily banking

Set up automatic bill payments to avoid late payments and a systematic savings plan for hassle-free saving.

Get a clear picture of your finances with online and mobile banking —whenever and wherever you want. And don't forget to choose a package tailored to your banking needs.

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Insure your belongings

Managing your finances wisely also means protecting your savings and investments should the unexpected occur.

Take out the coverage you need: mortgage insurance to protect your home, loan insurance in case you lose your job, or travel insurance for a stress-free vacation.

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Further reading

Do you have enough insurance?

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