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Asterisk is Assiniboine Credit Union’s blog. Our financial advisors and industry experts share tips on how to grow and manage your wealth, and help make your dreams come true. Read about Money Doing More in action, and discover why connecting your values with your finances, matters.

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Thinking of starting a family? Learn how much it may cost to raise a child

You’ve returned from the hospital with your little bundle of joy—having done your best to prepare for the sleepless nights, the dirty diapers and all the changes on the way….

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Wealth care advice
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Wealth care: “An apple a day” applies to your finances, too

Many people look towards the New Year as a time to reflect, make resolutions and look towards exciting improvements for the year ahead. Often, that re-set has to do with…

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small business funding

5 great choices for small business funding

If you’re an entrepreneur expanding your business, you’re always in need of working capital. Here are 5 great options to access cash flow.

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Money tips

cost to raise a child
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Thinking of starting a family? Learn how much it may cost to raise a child

You’ve returned from the hospital with your little bundle of joy—having done your best to prepare for the sleepless nights, the dirty diapers and all the changes on the way….

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Wealth care advice
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Wealth care: “An apple a day” applies to your finances, too

Many people look towards the New Year as a time to reflect, make resolutions and look towards exciting improvements for the year ahead. Often, that re-set has to do with…

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HELOC with Assiniboine Credit Union
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Mortgages versus home equity loans: What’s the difference?

And which is the best option for you? Mortgages and home equity loans are among the most popular ways to borrow money in Manitoba and across Canada. Around 40% of…

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Business growth

small business funding

5 great choices for small business funding

If you’re an entrepreneur expanding your business, you’re always in need of working capital. Here are 5 great options to access cash flow.

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Construction Loan Financing with ACU

Tips for successful construction loan applications

How do you get a loan for your business’s construction project? What kind of down payment do you need? And how can you give yourself the best chance of qualifying…

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where to invest your company profits

Where to invest your company profits

When you’ve had a good business year, brought in revenue and made a profit, what do you do next? Should you reinvest it in your company, or should you branch…

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Community stories

Team IRCOM who help newcomers to Canada

Helping newcomers find belonging and prosper

The challenges facing newcomers including immigrants and refugees relocating to a new country can seem daunting. A small support network combined with language barriers, cultural differences and limited funds are…

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Logan Mason receives Indigenous bursary

Indigenous Business Student Bursary: An investment in success

Logan Mason has a soft spot for Chopin and Beethoven. The 19-year-old counts playing the piano as one of his hobbies and hopes to pick up the violin and learn…

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Community Response Drive

Showing up for those who stepped up

ACU’s community response drive was the first of its kind for the credit union, which collected much-needed items on behalf of five community organizations.

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