Education Credit Union has hosted co-op students over the years; in fact, some have remained as long time employees! Kyle recently completed his co-op term at the Kitchener Branch. We enjoyed getting to know Kyle and in his time here, he contributed to many daily branch and member needs as all employees do. Kyle left us with some parting words that may help other students who are considering taking a co-op term in their education career.
I never had much intention of getting married. I am a simple, private person and I don’t like being the centre of attention. To have an extravagant day focusing on me isn’t really what I would call fun. It was a fun thing to think about – the dress, the food, the bridesmaids and rings – but at the end of the day, it wasn’t something I cared to spend thousands of dollars on. Then, four years ago, after seeing someone for about a year and a half, I proposed. Read more
You may have heard by now that Parks Canada is giving out FREE Discovery Passes for 2017. As Canada celebrates it’s 150 years young, you can receive free admission to Parks Canada places from coast to coast. All you have to do is simply apply for your pass online. That’s it! Read more
A while back I wrote about my love/hate relationship with paper bills. I had talked about how I liked the tradition of receiving my bills in the mail, marking them paid but despised having to file them. I had a hard time taking the plunge and signing up to receive my bills online. Guess what? I did it. It’s been MONTHS. And I love it. Read more
It’s that time of year again. That time of year when everyone hikes up their credit card statements and have miles worth of interest to pay back. Growing up, I always thought credit cards were bad. They were these evil, nasty cards that just allowed people to indulge themselves further and further into debt. If you owned a credit card, you were bound to gain miserable debt that would ruin your chances at receiving any financing your entire life. Read more
Every year, thousands of people are victims of identity theft. Developments in telecommunications and computer processing make it easier for companies and consumers to reach each other; however, they can also scatter your personal information more widely, making life easier for criminals. Read more
An emergency fund is an essential part of your personal finances. Its importance is stressed in almost every personal finance book and budgeting blog, and yet 27% of Canadians have one month or less of expenses in their emergency fund. If an emergency fund is, in fact, so important, then why is it so easy to procrastinate on emergency fund saving? Read more