Finances

Pick up the <em>Financial Literacy Guide</em> from locations around Greater Victoria, or read the e-edition online.

Financial Literacy Guide shares what local families need to know now

According to a 2020 national survey by FP Canada, Canadians have ranked…

  • May 3, 2021

 

Campbell River city council will continue its 2020 policy of waiving late fees and NSFs. (Mirror File photo)

53% of Canadians teetering the brink of insolvency: survey

A majority of Canadians admit they’re just $200 away from not being able to pay their monthly bills

 

For Colleen Hoggarth, owner of Freedom Accounting, her passion for her industry started as young as 17!

No taxing decision here: This local grew her passion into a profession!

Local bookkeeping + tax practice shares what you need to know for this tax season

  • Mar 29, 2021

 

Financial literacy and credit counsellor Pamela George is shown in her home office in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Planning your 2021 budget a chance to reassess your spending and make changes

Saving a six-month buffer is important to start building that rainy-day cushion

Financial literacy and credit counsellor Pamela George is shown in her home office in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Metis Financial Corporation BC has grants, loans and core services to help Metis businesses through the pandemic, and beyond.

A chance to thrive — New financing options for Métis entrepreneurs

Grants, loans and core services for pandemic-relief and long-term growth

  • Jan 4, 2021
Metis Financial Corporation BC has grants, loans and core services to help Metis businesses through the pandemic, and beyond.
A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., on June, 12, 2018. The Canadian Real Estate Association is predicting that the national average home price will rise 9.1 per cent to $620,400 in 2021, in one of the most optimistic forecasts yet in the real estate sector. The real estate association says it expects home prices to either climb or remain steady in all regions across the country next year, citing economic improvements from the lows of the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Net worth of Canadians barely growing, according to new report

Just three out of 10 families reported being debt-free in 2019

A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., on June, 12, 2018. The Canadian Real Estate Association is predicting that the national average home price will rise 9.1 per cent to $620,400 in 2021, in one of the most optimistic forecasts yet in the real estate sector. The real estate association says it expects home prices to either climb or remain steady in all regions across the country next year, citing economic improvements from the lows of the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
Some Canadians regret their holiday spending, according to a survey by Equifax. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)
Some Canadians regret their holiday spending, according to a survey by Equifax. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)
Face financial fears, with a friend who understands

Face financial fears, with a friend who understands

Fear holds you hostage —take action on your finances and feel infectious confidence!

  • Oct 12, 2020
Face financial fears, with a friend who understands
Tanya Sterling of Sterling Financial can help you see financial blindspots and bring clarity to your life plans.

Build a plan for your whole life, not just your finances

This Victoria financial advisor can organize your accounts, but that’s just the beginning

  • Sep 14, 2020
Tanya Sterling of Sterling Financial can help you see financial blindspots and bring clarity to your life plans.
Clearing the financial fog in uncertain times

Clearing the financial fog in uncertain times

This Victoria financial advisor can help you understand your options, and see the whole picture

  • Aug 31, 2020
Clearing the financial fog in uncertain times
(The Canadian Press)

Financial check ups more important than ever during turbulent times like these

It is always important to review your financial plan on a regular basis, but especially now, experts say

(The Canadian Press)
A man wears a face mask as he sits on a bench in Montreal, Saturday, June 27, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A man wears a face mask as he sits on a bench in Montreal, Saturday, June 27, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Financial support is available during the pandemic.

As B.C.’s unemployment spikes, financial adviser offers tips to weather pandemic

From government programs to updating your budget, there is help.

Financial support is available during the pandemic.
Mortgage Q and A: Is now the time to renew?

Mortgage Q and A: Is now the time to renew?

If you’re paying a mortgage with a higher interest rate, recently lowered…

  • Apr 20, 2020
Mortgage Q and A: Is now the time to renew?
The University of Victoria has set up an emergency bursary for students in need of financial assistance due to the ongoing pandemic. (Photo courtesy of UVic)

UVic creates emergency bursary for students facing hardships due to COVID-19

Students can apply by emailing the financial aid office

The University of Victoria has set up an emergency bursary for students in need of financial assistance due to the ongoing pandemic. (Photo courtesy of UVic)
Solving the tax time puzzle: a well-rounded advisor can help

Solving the tax time puzzle: a well-rounded advisor can help

Tricky tax year? This Victoria financial advisor loves a challenge

  • Mar 9, 2020
Solving the tax time puzzle: a well-rounded advisor can help
With the newest living wage estimate a family of four could afford one latte per year. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Greater Victoria’s living wage now costs $20.50 an hour

Cost of living increase drives region’s living wage up 49 cents, leaving you able to afford only one latte per year

With the newest living wage estimate a family of four could afford one latte per year. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS