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Rightsizing your retirement home

One of the factors shaping Canada’s future is that we have an aging population. Since 1960, the percentage of seniors has increased from 8% of the population to 14% in 2010 and is expected to reach 25% by 2036. This will raise the country’s national median age to 45 years of age. This is expected...read more

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March is fraud prevention month

March is Fraud Prevention Month in Canada and for the past 17 years, this event has showcased ways to avoid becoming a victim of targeted fraud. Sponsored by the Government of Canada through the Competition Bureau of Canada, the goal of Fraud Prevention Month is to raise awareness around the increasing instances of fraud and...read more

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How to avoid lifestyle creep

Back in 2004, I landed my first full-time job that paid me $40,000 a year. This was a huge accomplishment for me, which came with a pretty big pay bump. Instead of treating myself to something nice with my first big paycheque, I focused on increasing my savings. I’m not sure why I did this...read more

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Must have apps for 2021

One of the takeaways from the COVID-19 pandemic is the growing reliance on smartphone apps. Whether helping us keep in touch with friends and family, ordering groceries online, or performing other necessary tasks, apps have become deeply entrenched in everyday life. With the growing reliance on apps, you might be asking yourself what apps do...read more

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10 tips to save money right now

Saving money is a top priority for many Canadians, but that’s always easier said than done. Everyone knows that eating out less or taking public transportation will help you save, but that’s not always practical. If you want to see a difference in your monthly budget, you may need to make sacrifices. But sometimes, all...read more

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The types of insurance I have

When it comes to insurance, most people only think about health, home and auto insurance. It’s no surprise since those are the most common types of coverage, but is that all the insurance you need? It depends on your personal situation and how important you value things. Someone who has excellent work benefits may not...read more

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Save more green by going green

There are many good reasons for adopting green practices, and whether you’re trying to reduce your impact on the environment, or looking to save a little money on your energy bills, there are several simple ways to get a little greener. In this Oaken Blog feature, we’ll look at tips to help you save on...read more

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