31 Jan
Current Events | Money

Love in a dangerous (online) time

Love may be in the air in February but so too is, unfortunately, potential danger.

In 2021, Better Business Bureaus (BBBs) across North America received 276 reports of romance scams. One romance scam in the Calgary area (not a senior) resulted...

22 Nov
Money

Recognizing dating site scams

In today’s increasingly connected online world, many Canadians turn to social media to chat with family members, and friends, and to meet new acquaintances or love interests. Sadly, fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated in targeting Canadians who use social media...

26 Oct
Money

Overcoming your behavioural biases when investing

Investing is rife with choices, and sometimes to avoid the uncomfortable feeling of being overwhelmed, we choose the path of least resistance or go with our gut feeling; we rely on biases or mental shortcuts to guide our decision-making. Further,...

29 Sep
Money

Steps to take before getting an investment app

Investing today has never been more accessible. With the advent of electronic trading platforms in 1992, the proliferation of internet accessibility in the mid-to-late 90s and the growing adoption of mobile devices in the early 2000s, investors now have access...

25 Aug
Money

Police warn of new mass-marketing extortion scam

Extortion scams have become more popular in the advent of the digital age, but Calgary Police are warning of a particularly new and frightening scam that’s targeted local citizens.

In a social media post in August, the Calgary Police describe a...

27 Jul
Money

Investing during uncertain times

For the past few decades, the Canadian economy has experienced exceptionally low inflation rates ranging from one to three per cent. Unfortunately, Canadians today are challenged with a 30-year high inflation rate of 6.8 per cent, with expectations that it...

28 Jun
Money

Avoiding fraud in the digital age

Many feel immune to fraud, even after hearing the experiences of those online and in our lives. The reality is that the number one crime experienced by older adults is fraud.

Canadians lost $380 million overall in 2021, a scarier...