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November 19, 2021

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Top 10 Things to know about Mainstreet Online Banking

October 21, 2021

Get the most out of our online banking service with the following top 10 tips and tricks.

A Savings Strategy: Pay Yourself First

August 23, 2021

You try to set aside money every paycheck for your savings but by the time you pay your bills, buy groceries, gas and go out for dinner a few times it feels like there is nothing left to save. Maybe it’s time to try a different approach.

Building a bright financial future for your child

August 13, 2021

When a child is born so many responsibilities come with raising this child. One thing that can easily be taken care of is their education. Opening an RESP (Registered Education Savings Plan) could be one of the smartest decisions that you will make.

Building a Financial Plan

July 28, 2021

Financial planning is so important for our future, yet many of us find it to be a difficult process with not understanding the necessary steps to take or how to wade through the financial jargon.

Financial Goals- Short-Term, Mid-Term and Long-Term

July 16, 2021

Annual financial planning with your financial advisor gives you the opportunity to review and update your goals and check-in on your progress to achieving them. It helps you reach financial goals that you want to achieve – short-term, mid-term and long-term.

How To Manage Your Side Hustle

June 21, 2021

Side hustles have become a popular way of supplementing income from a full or part time job, and they’re only getting more common during the Covid-19 pandemic. A good side hustle should be scalable, flexible, and well paying. Income can be used to pay-off debt, or put away more into savings, while doing something you love.

Student banking; we do that

June 11, 2021

Whether you are just finishing high school, deciding to finally go back to school after an extended break, or maybe you are looking for a much-needed career change, Mainstreet has you covered.

Saving for a Down Payment to Buy a Home

June 07, 2021

You may be interested to learn more about how to start saving for a down payment towards a home purchase. Although it may seem daunting to think about, here are a few tips and tricks that can help you get closer to owning your own home.

Downsizing to the lifestyle, and home, you want today

May 28, 2021

Most homeowners come to a point in their life when they may want to downsize their home maybe because of their stage of life or becoming empty-nesters, wanting to retire in a new place, wanting less up-keep and space to maintain, wanting more financial freedom, and more.

What is a Fixed Rate Mortgage?

May 21, 2021

Whether you are buying your first home, refinancing or renewing an existing mortgage, sometimes deciding whether to go with a fixed or variable rate mortgage can be confusing. Get help deciding if a fixed rate mortgage is right for you.

Managing your Credit Card Debts and Payments

May 03, 2021

Are you having difficulty keeping up with multiple monthly credit card or loan payments? Do you have multiple credit card bills or loans to keep track of and pay on different dates? Learn how you can manage your credit card debts and payments.

Financing and Building Your Dream Home

April 26, 2021

If you have been searching and searching and haven’t yet found your dream home, building one from the ground up might be the right solution for you.

What is a HELOC (Home Equity Line Of Credit)?

April 16, 2021

Are you thinking about doing some home improvements, going on vacation, or even putting in that dream swimming pool but unsure how to fund these improvements? Have you thought of using the equity in your home to borrow at a low cost? Let’s explore how this can work with a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC).

Why you should get pre-approved when shopping for your first home

April 06, 2021

Buying a home can be a challenge. Learn about why you should get pre-approved before shopping for your first home.

Contemplating Taking a Break?

March 16, 2021

Before making the difficult decision to skip your mortgage payment, weigh in on the short, and long term effects of skipping payments.

I want to invest in the markets, but I’m scared they will drop

February 22, 2021

Investing in the markets isn’t always the right fit for everyone when it comes to deciding how you will save and grow your money over your lifetime. It’s important to do investment and financial planning with a trusted and qualified advisor.

Importance of Investing Early

February 11, 2021

Investing when you are young is hard to get excited about but the sooner you make it a priority to invest for retirement, the better. When time is on your side, it’s a huge ally.

RRSP vs. TFSA: find the right balance

January 22, 2021

Most Canadians can benefit from having a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP or RSP for short) and a Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) — both are great tax-sheltered savings vehicles. Your circumstances and goals will determine how you allocate your resources.

Invest and Wait

August 31, 2020

The best time to invest for the long term is when you have the money available and free to be committed for an appropriate amount of time.

There is a lot more to a good mortgage deal than just a great rate

July 10, 2020

Look beyond the rate and see what other factors should be considered when moving forward with a mortgage.

What now?

June 02, 2020

2020 certainly has turned out to be a surprise for many investors. Ensure you remain in a position to prosper in the future.

Become mortgage-free, sooner

May 19, 2020

Become mortgage-free, sooner with these simple strategies.

Have confidence through the turbulent times

March 10, 2020

Give yourself the confidence to endure during turbulent times to reap the rewards when markets recover and grow.

Always have a financial goal (and a way to reach it)

February 20, 2020

Whatever your income level, whatever your job, whatever your age, whatever your financial status, always have a goal and a way to reach it.

A tax-free way to save your money

March 18, 2019

Discover how the tax-free savings program works and how to make the most out of the program.

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