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Finding your first job in New Brunswick

5 steps to help you enter the labour market

It’s starting to feel the spring, but also like university or college graduation. In the coming months, new graduates ...

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A wedding on a budget: yes, you can!

The wedding budget: Planning it right

Are you having trouble figuring out how to tackle your wedding plan? Is your Pinterest moodboard packed with photos of ...

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Self-employed workers and income taxes in New Brunswick

Income taxes and self-employed workers: 5 key questions

When tax season arrives, people who are self-employed face different issues from employees. Everyone wants to ...

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Couples and Retirement: Sharing Expenses

Nearing retirement and in a new relationship? Here’s how to (fairly) share expenses

A new relationship when you’re a little older can be an unexpected source ...

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Business succession: Recipe for a successful transition

Planning your business exit strategy

An entire generation of New Brunswick business owners is nearing retirement age. Although some have a succession plan in place ...

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5 questions from our followers about Facebook language settings

You already know that we have a Facebook page that we manage with the greatest care! We also receive inquiries on a regular basis, and many of them have to do with the use of languages on this ...

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Fun things to do near you on Valentine's Day

Outdoor adventures, culture, outings and getaways

If you’re looking for fun and original things to do in New Brunswick with your better half or your friends ...

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Children's Financial Education Starts at Home

Do you talk about money with your children? Explaining how finances work to children while they’re young, in their own words, is something that starts at home. When you explore the topic, ...

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March Break: Planning Now to Get the Most Out of Your Week

March Break is the best week of the entire winter for many New Brunswick families. Parents take advantage of this week to spend some quality time with their children away from the daily school ...

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Choosing UNI for Your Mortgage: Guiding Values and Competitive Rates

Is your mortgage coming up for renewal? If so, then now is the ideal time to ask yourself some good questions. Is your bank providing you the service you deserve? Could you do better elsewhere? ...

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Resolutions for 2019: Setting a Realistic Household Budget

Define a household budget now in order to avoid financial headaches for the rest of the year!

This is the time of year for making resolutions, and budgeting is a major ...

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RRSP or TFSA: Which Should You Choose While You're Young?

Saving While You’re in Your 20s: RRSP or TFSA?

When you’re young, you have endless plans for the future. Finishing school, launching a business, buying a ...

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Entrepreneurs: Getting Off to a Good Start in 2019

3 Essential Steps for Starting 2019 Off Right

For most business owners in New Brunswick, the holiday season is a time to enjoy some well-earned rest. You may organize the ...

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Adopting a Cat or Dog: How Much Does It Cost?

As the holiday season approaches, many families are likely thinking about adopting a cat or dog. However, although pets may bring joy to a household, it’s important to plan ahead for the ...

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Planning Your First Solo Trip

Planning Your First Trip without Your Parents: What You Need to Know

You’re planning your first major trip without your parents. Are you dreaming of heading out West ...

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Protecting Seniors from Fraud

In our hyperconnected society, everyone is vulnerable to falling victim to any of myriad fraud schemes. In this article, we will focus on the schemes most frequently used to target seniors. We will ...

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Christmas Shopping Budget: Setting Yourself Up for Success

Sticking to your Christmas shopping budget while also protecting the environment and our planet

Your children are sitting quietly at the kitchen table working away at ...

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Giving Gifts to Clients: Five Points to Keep in Mind

Giving Gifts to Clients: Good or Bad Idea?

For many people, the holiday season means giving and receiving gifts. To steer clear of the clichés about overconsumption, ...

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RESPs: Investing in Your Children's Future

Investing in Your Children’s Future through an RESP

Ironically, the best time to start thinking about your children’s post-secondary studies is while they ...

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Online financial services? Made Easy.

Certain changes make our lives much easier. Online banking services are among those recent developments that are worth adopting! Your co-worker buys his morning coffee using his mobile phone. Your ...

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Prix littéraire Antonine-Maillet-Acadie-Vie: 2 Inspiring Winners

Prix littéraire Antonine-Maillet–Acadie-Vie: Inspiring Insights from Two Recipients

The 20th annual award ceremony of the Prix littéraire ...

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Intrapreneurship: A Growing Phenomenon

Many New Brunswickers have entrepreneurial ideas but fail to make the leap despite their creative urges. A variety of reasons, ranging from family or financial commitments to fear of risk, may keep ...

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Millennials and Learning about Commitment

Everyone has heard the story about their grandparents: “They met when they were both 17 and got married the next summer. They had their first child nine months later while they were also ...

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Affordable Renovations without Hidden Costs

4 Tips for Renovating without Breaking the Bank

Whenever someone mentions renovations, there’s always a brother-in-law who interjects, “Whatever amount you ...

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Estate Planning: Drawing Up an Effective Power of Attorney and Will

Are you in good health, approaching retirement and eager to take advantage of the coming years to travel and perhaps spoil your loved ones a little? This is the time to draw up or update your ...

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Co-ops and SMEs: Striving Together to Help New Brunswick Prosper

Small Business Week provides an opportunity to celebrate the success and vitality of Acadian small ...

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UNI helps entrepreneurs make their dreams come true

It all started at a mall in Dieppe. That’s where the dream was born. At the very place where Dr. Joseph Savoie, a dentist by profession, had been running his clinic for over ...

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Cyber security: Tips for securing your online presence

Cyber security is the practice of defending computer systems – including our various modern communication methods and anything to do with networking in general and Internet networks in ...

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School Caisse: 5 Tips for Guiding Your Child's Experience

School Caisse: An educational program featuring videos, games and valuable advice!

For more than 75 years now, the School Caisse has been helping children learn how to save money! This ...

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The Prix littéraire Antonine-Maillet-Acadie Vie celebrates its 20th year!

The Prix littéraire Antonine-Maillet–Acadie Vie recently revealed the list of finalists for the Prix Annuel and the Prix Volet Jeunesse Richelieu, which will be given out this coming ...

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Estate Planning, One Step at a Time

Blog post 1 of 2 on estate planning

Are you starting to think about retirement but have yet to make a will? Even if you are leaving significant assets, managing ...

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Mastering the Art of Concentration

4 Easy Concentration Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Study Time

Heading back to school is not always easy. Many students feel pressure to perform, which doesn’t help ...

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Making healthy food choices while you're away at school

5 Tips for Eating Well without Breaking the Bank

Heading into the new school year, many young adults are finding themselves having to plan their own menus (and stock their ...

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Interview with Acadian Olympic Athlete Geneviève Lalonde

A Quick Trip around the Track with UNI Spokesperson Geneviève Lalonde

To celebrate the 27th birthday of UNI spokesperson and Olympic steeplechaser Geneviève ...

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Back to School: Planning Your Finances Wisely

Heading back to school is a source of stress for most people. Tuition fees, textbooks and supplies, moving, groceries, utility bills... the list goes on. How do you plan the financial aspects of ...

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Payroll Service: Ideal for Small Businesses and Startups

Managing employees is a multi-faceted responsibility that comes with owning or operating a small business. In addition to day-to-day accounting, many owners and managers also look after payroll, ...

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August 15, National Acadian Day

This coming August 15, people across Acadia will celebrate. But how did this national day come to be? To answer this question, we look back at the history behind this special day

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Working for an Employer: Much More Than Just a Paycheque

(billet 2 de 2)

In a New Brunswick where more and more people are exploring options for self-employment, what are the advantages of being employed by someone else? ...

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Becoming Self-Employed: The Financial Factors You Need to Consider

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Many New Brunswickers choose self-employment. From a more flexible work and vacation schedule to a better work-life balance, there can be many benefits. But ...

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Start-Ups and SMEs: 5 Reasons to Be Active on Instagram

In 2018, all brands – including small businesses and start-ups – should consider having an Instagram account. What makes this platform so interesting for small businesses? ...

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Camping, sun-drenched beaches and outdoor family activities in New Brunswick

Our Maritime province is blessed with bountiful nature, from the breathtaking vistas in our national parks to the endless beaches along our coastline. Here are some suggestions for family ...

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Buying a home: How do I save for a down payment?

Many people dream about buying a home or duplex. Although access to property is easier in New Brunswick than in extremely expensive markets like Toronto or Vancouver, climbing the ladder toward ...

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Start-ups and social media: New ways of doing business

Some 23 million Canadians use social media, with the average person spending

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Fishing: an industry with a long local history

The reputation of New Brunswick’s fishing industry speaks for itself. Our seafood products are renowned (and sought out) across Canada from coast to coast. However, although they help to ...

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Father's Day: an evolving tradition!

Father's Day is an opportunity to express your love, admiration and appreciation of that guy you call "Dad". But where does the tradition come from? Below, a short history.

The ...

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Retirement? How about financial independence instead?

Ah, retirement. We all dream of the day when we can wave bye-bye to stress, schedules and accountability and say hello to a comfortable new life. A major life stage that’s worth saving for ...

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Blending work and pleasure: the necessary ingredients!

Ah, the daily grind. It’s where you end up spending a lot of time. Fine if your work is its own reward. But what if work is just means to an end? While this is less common than it once was, ...

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10 tips for travelling without dropping a bundle

With summer nearly upon us, you’re looking forward to unplugging from the routine, packing your bags and setting off, leaving the day-to-day behind. Whatever your plans, here are 10 tips to ...

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Going into business in your 20s: 8 tips for staying on track

"It takes guts to start your own business." Here’s a truism that’s even truer in your 20s. Positioning yourself as an expert, staying relevant to your customers, showing your savvy when ...

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Raymonde Albert LeBlanc, or how to mix business with the pleasure of giving!

Raymonde Albert LeBlanc is a well-known businesswoman on the Acadian Peninsula who’s just celebrated turning 71. It’s an age where many are happy to stop and smell the ...

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Discussing money with the kids

Dollars and sense: Seven good reasons to talk money with the kids

Spend wisely, save your earnings: these are great habits to instil. The knowledge and values you pass on ...

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Can money buy happiness?

It is often said that money can’t buy happiness. But is that true? It is a valid question to ponder… Of course, many wealthy people living in the lap of luxury are unhappy. Money ...

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Building a net-zero home: the challenge taken on by Monique Gallant and Mathieu Hébert!

A green conscience is something Mathieu Hébert and Monique Gallant had never lacked. For them, it’s even a way of life. Cutting back on consumption, recycling, composting: all of these ...

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Mortgages made easy.

Homeownership: for many of us, it’s the big dream. Still, buying a home is a major investment that, for most people, will entail substantial financing. Fortunately, there’s something ...

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Are you and your beloved financially faithful?

What better moment than Valentine’s Day to raise the question of couples’ finances? It’s no secret: of all the reasons couples fight, money tops the list. To keep things sweet ...

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Marc Bossé: a 30th birthday atop Mount Kilimanjaro!

This year, Marc Bossé, a personal financial advisor at UNI in Fredericton, is celebrating his birthday in a unique way: he will do it from the top of Kilimanjaro with his friend ...

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TFSAs made easy

A trip, a house, a car, a comfortable retirement… Do you have big plans? Start saving now, with a tool that performs! A tax-free savings account (TFSA) is just what you need.

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RRSP's made easy

Putting off making RRSP contributions? It’s tempting! Especially when retirement seems so far away. After all, life is for living—in the moment! Still, getting an early start on an RRSP ...

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Round-the-world travel: more affordable than you might think!

Who hasn’t dreamt of setting off to discover our beautiful planet, with no set return date? Is this just something open to the chosen few—those blessed by luck, fortune, or still young ...

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Did Christmas sneak up on you? Four tips for your last-minute purchases

On average, Canadians expect to spend $723 this holiday season, down 18% from $884 last year. However, more than half of consumers did not set aside any money during the year for these major ...

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The cooperative: a sustainable business model

Cooperatives (also known as co-ops) are a key driver of the New Brunswick economy. Responding to both social and economic imperatives, they’re grounded in values that serve everyone’s ...

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The circular economy or the road to “zero waste”

The environment has never weighed so much on the collective conscience as it does today. Planetary resources are finite, while the earth’s ability to absorb the waste we generate is just ...

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What to anticipate when buying your first house

You’ve decided to buy your first property, a major decision entailing a sizeable investment. What steps will you need to go through? What exactly can you expect? Here are a few important ...

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Your first new car: should you lease or should you buy?

You’re about to get a car? Congratulations! But will you lease or will you buy? Here are some things to consider that will help you make the best choice, for now… and for years down ...

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