The CPP: Guaranteed Stability in an Unpredictable World

    We all know there are few guarantees in life. That new comedy series streaming on Netflix? Canceled. The great new lunch place across from your work? Closed. The neighbour who always gets your mail when you’re away? Moving. But there are some very important things we can confidently rely on. It came as a relief […]

    Family Matters Investing3 min read
    Youth panelist shares three simple steps young adults can take to get ahead financially

              Imagine you are 60-years-old, and that you have over $3-million invested, and it was growing? I mean, how would your life be? Cheerful? Calm? Stress-free and worry-free, regarding your financial future? But here is the truth, many Canadians are not on track, and may never be able, to retire comfortably. […]

    Family Matters Guest Blog Home Ownership Investing3 min read
    Financial Advice via Social Media – the Rise of the Finfluencer

    For many people under 40, interest in social media sources for financial information, rather than traditional media, is a growing trend. Interest in investment apps, robo-advisers, and investment-focused social accounts has surged with Gen Z and Millennials over the past two years. Enter the so-called ‘finfluencer.’ As mentioned in our earlier post, videos on TikTok, […]

    Family Matters Investing3 min read
    Understanding Regulatory Alerts and Cautions

                Let’s say you have $500 you’re considering investing. You see a pretty slick ad on Facebook for an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of an exciting new financial company. It could be legitimate, or it could be a fraud. One of the easiest things to check […]

    Fraud Investing4 min read
    Youth Needed for New Podcast Series

    Youth participants needed for financial services podcast To help grow the financial knowledge of younger Manitobans, the MoneySmart Manitoba be producing it’s *second* official podcast, highlighting the financial issues and challenges facing younger people today. MoneySmart is now recruiting a panel consisting of Manitoba residents, between the ages of 18-34, who are open to participating […]

    Family Matters Home Ownership Insurance Investing1 min read
    How do you like my new (previously owned) table?

    It is a sunny Saturday morning and I am sitting at the kitchen table at my cottage. What struck me on my morning’s bike ride around Winnipeg Beach was the number of garage sales that I came across and the number of people out and about shopping for a bargain. We all know that Manitobans […]

    Family Matters Investing4 min read
    Meme Stock and Cryptocurrency Investing: Too Much Fun?

      “I think all the SHILLS and FOMO got to me – I’m all in at this point! Just going to ignore the FUD and HODL! DIAMOND HANDS, baby! Let’s hope this thing MOONS!”*** If you have no idea what that means and you’re rushing to Google Translate to understand – don’t worry, I’m just […]

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    Four steps to take before jumping into crypto investments

    The increasing popularity of crypto assets and the ongoing media coverage of coins like Bitcoin and Ethereum have piqued the interest of many new and experienced investors alike. Whether you’re interested in investing in crypto assets or simply learning more, consider the following before jumping in: 1) Understand your risk tolerance Crypto assets are high-risk […]

    Guest Blog Investing4 min read
    Podcast Producer Moira Donovan Helps Shine a Light on Investment Fraud

    Investment fraud is frequently in the news, but for me, the true impact only fully sunk in when producing Money Smart Manitoba’s Time to Call Out Fraud Podcast. Hearing from victims and experts first hand helped me see how being targeted by fraud affects people’s lives: it causes people to feel shame, weakens their sense […]

    Fraud Guest Blog Investing4 min read
    How to be an Investment Fraud Warrior in Five Easy Steps

    war·ri·or/ˈwôrēər/ noun (especially in former times) a brave or experienced soldier or fighter. When COVID hit and I found myself working from home, I quickly purchased a desk to avoid working at my dining room table. Being a proponent of “reuse and recyle” I turned to Facebook Marketplace and negotiated a deal on a desk […]

    Fraud Investing4 min read