With the rising cost of goods, more people than ever are using spaces like Facebook Marketplace and Kijiji. Unfortunately, because of their popularity, hackers and scammers are targeting sellers with the hopes of getting money or a free item, using e-transfer services to do their bidding.
A post-secondary education is one of the best ways to get ahead in life, but it comes with a cost.
Heard of a credit union, but not quite sure what it is or how it is different from a bank? Here are the common questions often asked about credit unions and the benefits of being a member of Access Credit Union.
Whether your retirement is far in the future or just around the corner, like many Canadians, you probably wonder how much you’ll really need to save for it. Well, it depends.
"We are what we repeatedly do," said Aristotle. "Excellence comes not from our actions but from our habits." Good habits can help you be a better investor, and these five good habits can help you successfully invest for your retirement.
When people tell you to save your money early and for as many years as possible, it’s largely because they want you to compound your savings, unlocking major potential.
Did you know there's a cool new way to help you save for your first home? It can be tough to juggle rent and other expenses while trying to put money aside for a down payment. But don't worry, we’ve got your back with a new government program that came into effect on April 1, 2023.
The Canadian government’s new First Home Savings Account (FHSA) came into effect on April 1, 2023. This new registered savings account allows prospective first-time home buyers to save for a down payment on a tax-free basis. FHSA contributions are tax-deductible (like an RRSP), and qualifying withdrawals to purchase a first home are non-taxable (like a TFSA).
Meet Larry Davey, CEO of Access Credit Union.
We sat down with Larry to talk about what makes Access a great place to work, and why Access has been named a Top Employer for the last nine years.
Meet Janessa Unrau, manager of recruitment at Access Credit Union.
We sat down with Janessa to talk about what Access looks for when hiring new employees.
Saving money can be difficult these days. There are seemingly endless places where you can spend your money, but what can you do for free?
What’s more important? Paying off debt or saving money?
Did you know there’s a right way to bank online? Knowing how to accurately and safely manage your money online is easy, if you have the facts. At Access, we consider ourselves experts at navigating online banking.
Learn how to create a safe and secure password to protect yourself.
The following tips on credit card safety will help you protect your online identity.
Get the facts, not the misconceptions.
Is this retirement benchmark right for you?
Your Will, Power of Attorney, and Living Will
What's the right option for you?
Introducing children to the basics of banking and budgeting at an early age can prepare them for the future.
You’re thinking about buying your first home, but where do you start? Follow these steps if you are starting the process of buying your first home.
When you get a mortgage with Access, we want to make sure you get the right mortgage solution for you. Here is a list of documents you should have ready for your mortgage pre-approval.
When your mortgage is up for renewal, you may feel uncertain about what steps you need to take. Here are some important factors to consider when your mortgage is up for renewal.
Although they look similar, RIFs and RRIFs have different rules and regulations. Read more to find out which option is the best fit for you, now and for the future.
Extra income from a side hustle is very exciting and can feel like a nice bonus. Discover our tips for making your side income work for you.
As the big day approaches, we want to offer peace of mind by ensuring that you not only have a financially efficient wedding, but also a super fun one!
Read our top wedding budget tips that you’ll want to take down the aisle.
Before buying an electric vehicle, it’s important to do your research. There are three common types, each offering unique benefits and factors you should consider when choosing which is right for you.
With tax season coming to an end, you may be in a fortunate position to be receiving a tax refund.
Here are five different ways you can spend your tax return wisely.
Buying a new home or fixer-upper is always a topic of debate for anyone who’s in the market for a home. There are many pros and cons to each that every prospective buyer must take into consideration. Check out these tips we’ve compiled so you can spend less time debating and more time purchasing the home of your dreams.
Personal loans are one of the most commonly used borrowing options for members who have a specific amount or need in mind. Follow these five easy steps to get approved for a loan from the comfort of your home.
When you’re looking for a new house, it can be hard to find a place that has exactly what you want. Sometimes a house may need some renovations to make it the home you want. However, did you know that renovation costs can be rolled into your mortgage with a purchase plus improvement mortgage?
One of the first decisions you’ll face if you are building a new home is whether to buy land to build on right away or buy land to build on in the future. Read about the mortgage options for a new build.
You've heard of mortgage refinancing, but should you do it, and when is the right time? Learn about the benefits of refinancing your mortgage with Access.
Did you know that more than 50% of Manitobans don't use a budget system to track spending?
Buying a house for the first time may seem like a difficult and daunting task, but with the right knowledge, the process can be a breeze. Here are some tips to consider when starting the home buying process.
Follow these tips to help determine when it’s the right time to downsize.
Whether you’re buying your first home or your fifth, getting a mortgage pre-approval is the first step you should take before shopping for your new home. A pre-approval is a commitment from your financial institution to lend you a certain amount for your mortgage at a particular interest rate.
Whether you are buying a new or used vehicle, a loan offers flexible payment options and your choice of a variable or fixed interest rate.
Now is the time to make sure you have everything you need to easily transition into retirement.
A consolidation loan can make your payments easier to manage.
It’s a new year, which means it’s time to set your New Year’s resolutions!
Staying organized is easier said than done, especially when it comes to financial documents.
Creating an emergency fund may sound difficult, but it is worth it when an emergency arises.
You don't have to deal with debt on your own. We're here to help you manage it, provide solutions, and get you back on track.
Life can get busy, especially during the holiday season. When we take on more responsibility, we feel like we are stretched past our limits. So how do we budget for more free time?
When shopping during the holidays seems more like ho ho, oh no and less like rockin’ around the Christmas tree, it’s hard to stay cheery and bright during the ‘most wonderful time of the year’.