Stephen Cragg

Financial Security Advisor
Investment Representative
Group Benefits Broker
Freedom 55 Financial

Blog Posts

How to make an impact with strategic charitable donations

Whether you give time, money or skills, using a strategy will make it count Charitable giving is good for you and good for your community – but can strategic charitable giving also be good for your financial plan? Whether your motivation is spiritual, personal or altruistic, you can make a greater impact by incorporating strategic giving into your budget and financial plan. Strategic giving means careful selection of a charity, then planning how you’ll make your contribution.

Strategies to help you make the most of your savings

Imagine you have two saplings to plant. You carefully select a nice spot in your garden and plant them. Over time you pay attention to the one closest to the house; fertilizing and feeding the soil with plant food, watering it during dry times and carefully pruning it. The other you left to grow on its own still continues to grow, but doesn’t look quite as full and lush as the other tree.

RRSPs and TFSAs - made simple

Your decision to start saving money may not only help you achieve your goals, it can help create healthy financial habits that last a lifetime. The sooner you start contributing to an RRSP or TFSA, the greater the growth potential.