Find information and resources to help you navigate through the COVID-19 situation, and to help manage its impact on personal finances.

  • What to Do When CERB Runs Out

    What to Do When CERB Runs Out

    While looking at financial options, it’s also important to take care of your physical and mental health to ease anxiety.

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  • How Will the New CMHC Rules Affect Home Buyers?

    How Will the New CMHC Rules Affect Home Buyers?

    In response to COVID-19, the CMHC has introduced stricter criteria for home buyers to get approved for mortgage default insurance which will come into effect on July 1, 2020.

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  • Navigating Financial Stress Alone

    Navigating Financial Stress Alone

    Here are some ways to navigate financial stress if you’re single, separated or divorced.

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  • Rebuilding After a Financial Emergency: Part Two

    Rebuilding After a Financial Emergency: Part Two

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  • Rebuilding After a Financial Emergency: Part One

    Rebuilding After a Financial Emergency: Part One

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  • I’m in Financial Distress. Should I File for Bankruptcy?

    I’m in Financial Distress. Should I File for Bankruptcy?

    Bankruptcy affects your life in many ways - it costs money to file, it severely damages your credit score and can affect your ability to get credit in future or even an apartment or other job.

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  • Budget Friendly DIYs to Spruce Up Your Backyard During COVID-19

    Budget Friendly DIYs to Spruce Up Your Backyard During COVID-19

    A backyard or balcony renovation can be pricey, but a lot can be done on a budget to refresh your space.

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  • Take a Staycation this Victoria Day Long Weekend

    Take a Staycation this Victoria Day Long Weekend

    Although your travel plans for the first long weekend of cottage season are canceled due to COVID-19, there are plenty of ways to have fun at home this long weekend

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  • Government Support For Seniors During COVID-19

    Government Support For Seniors During COVID-19

    Today, the Government of Canada announced new financial measures to support Canada's most vulnerable seniors.

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  • Finding the Silver Lining in COVID-19

    Finding the Silver Lining in COVID-19

    If you’re in need of something to inspire gratitude during COVID-19, here are a few reminders that there is still plenty of good in the world.

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  • Budget Friendly Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day During COVID-19

    Budget Friendly Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day During COVID-19

    Despite COVID-19 physical distancing measures you can still celebrate Mother’s Day on May 10

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  • #GivingTuesdayNow: Deliver Small Acts of Kindness on a Global Day of Action

    #GivingTuesdayNow: Deliver Small Acts of Kindness on a Global Day of Action

    #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of action taking place on May 5 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Navigating a Mortgage Deferral During COVID-19

    Navigating a Mortgage Deferral During COVID-19

    Mortgage lenders have introduced new deferral options in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Renters: What to Do If You Can’t Pay Rent Due to COVID-19

    Renters: What to Do If You Can’t Pay Rent Due to COVID-19

    Your rent is an important expense, and it’s not something you can cut back on. What do you do if you can’t pay rent due to COVID-19?

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  • How to plan ahead for your 2020 income tax filing if you’ve collected CERB

    How to plan ahead for your 2020 income tax filing if you’ve collected CERB

    If you collect the CERB benefit in 2020, it will be included in your taxable income. Calculate your rate of taxation ahead of time in order to set the funds aside for next tax season.

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  • What You Need to Know About Filing Your Taxes This Year

    What You Need to Know About Filing Your Taxes This Year

    If that usually sends shivers up your spine, take heart. This year is different. The federal government’s response to COVID-19 means you could be seeing some significant breaks.

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  • Ease the Financial Stress of COVID-19 with an Emergency Budget

    Ease the Financial Stress of COVID-19 with an Emergency Budget

    If you’re among the thousands of hardworking Canadians whose income is affected by the spread of COVID-19, create an emergency budget to help you navigate these uncertain financial times.

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  • How To Recession-Proof Your Finances

    How To Recession-Proof Your Finances

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  • COVID-19: What Assistance Small Businesses Can Expect from Governments and Private Businesses

    COVID-19: What Assistance Small Businesses Can Expect from Governments and Private Businesses

    The government has rolled out several programs to help relieve your financial burden including emergency loans, tax relief and financial support.

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  • Tips for Saving on Your Auto Insurance During the COVID-19 Lockdown

    Tips for Saving on Your Auto Insurance During the COVID-19 Lockdown

    While self-isolation is key to slowing this pandemic, it is important to manage your finances and cut back on expenses like your car insurance.

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