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  • 26. How to identify and protect yourself from fraud

    Join us as we explore the most common types of fraud and ways to protect yourself from identity theft to spoofed websites, employment or job scams or romance fraud. Our specialists, Katrina Breukelman and Akram Mourad share some tips on how to prevent yourself from falling prey to scammers and identify some of the red flags. Remember the more you know, the easier it is to prevent yourself from falling for fraud.

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  • 25. Navigating investments and credit for Gen Z

    In part 2 of our Gen Z finances-focused episode with money advisor Katelynn Dang, we tackle the overwhelming topics of investments, student loans, and credit scores. In this age of information overload, it's challenging to decide where to invest or how to establish a solid credit history. Don't worry–we'll lay down the basics of various investment options, student loans, and the significance of building a strong credit score. Tune in as we break down important and relevant financial topics impacting today's Gen Z-ers and help you power your possible.
  • 24. Financial foundations: Saving and budgeting for Gen Z

    In part 1 of our two-part episode, we delve into the pressing financial challenges faced by today's young generation, Gen Z. From soaring tuition fees to coping with an unpredictable economy, Money Advisor Katelynn Dang is here to empower you with valuable insights and practical tips on building foundational wealth through saving and budgeting, as a Gen Z-er herself. It's never too early to start forming good financial habits, and this episode is your guide to securing a brighter financial future.
  • 23. How a credit union can help your business

    In this episode we hear from a Gulf & Fraser business member, K'Pure Naturals, on how the credit union contributed to their early success selling natural skincare products online. Business Relationship Managers, Sharon and Shaveta describe how a having a financial expert in your back pocket can help propel your business forward.
  • 22. Investing during turbulent times

    Are you trading on your own? What should you do when the market is down? Learn why now might be good to start investing, what you need to retire comfortably, and how you can benefit from a financial planner. Plus: The first thing you need to do before you invest. Why chasing the market may not be helping you. How your emotions can affect investment decisions. Top tips for a balanced investment portfolio. How to get the returns you need to retire comfort. Hosted by Katy Lepine with guest, Steven Brar, Financial Planner, G&F / Credential Asset Management Inc._______Legal Disclaimer: Mutual funds and related financial planning services are offered through Credential Asset Management Inc. Qtrade Guided Portfolios is a trade name of Credential Qtrade Securities Inc. The information contained in this report was obtained from sources believed to be reliable; however, we cannot guarantee that it is accurate or complete. This report is provided as a general source of information and should not be considered personal investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any mutual funds. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of Credential Asset Management Inc. 
  • 21. Living with inflation and rising costs

    Are you wondering why the price of food and gas just seems to go up and up these days? Curious about what's going on? Financial Planner, Tyler Maclean talks about inflation and how it affects us in different ways. You'll hear tips for beating rising costs and what you can do to make living with inflation easier.
  • 1. First Time Home Buyers

    Getting the keys to your first home is an exciting milestone for a first-time home buyer. In this podcast, Mortgage Relationship Manager, Michelle Angeles helps you navigate the ins and outs of home ownership.Want to learn more? Watch a video on what you can do if you are worried you can't pay your mortgage. Read: 4 steps before you buy your first home.Our mission​We financially empower our members by connecting them to personalized advice and solutions. With passion and innovation, together we go beyond banking to create a thriving credit union and build brighter futures.​​​ Learn more about G&F Financial Group, a community credit union based in British Columbia, Canada.