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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.

Latest Articles

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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Blanket for change - Every Child Matters

A blanket for change

Kirstin Witwicki gratefully accepted well wishes after being draped with a very special blanket at a traditional Indigenous ceremony at The Forks in Winnipeg. But as the drum beats softly…

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Orange Shirt Day

How the Orange Shirt Day movement impacts everyone, every day

Orange Shirt Day is held annually on September 30th to honour survivors of residential schools. This meaningful and significant movement started in 2013 to recognize the month in which Indigenous children were removed from their parents.

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Money tips

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Quiz: What kind of investor am I?

Are you willing to take big risks for a big reward? Or do you err on the side of caution, preferring to stick with the tried and true? There’s no…

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Why you need life insurance before a ‘stop sign moment’

Many people don’t realize the importance of life insurance — until it’s almost too late. While we hope an unfortunate situation never happens to you or your loved ones, sometimes…

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Renter's Insurance - Stay protected
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Do I really need renter’s insurance?

This is a guest post from Kelly Melchor, Executive Director of Winnipeg Insurance Brokers. Winnipeg Insurance Brokers Limited is a fully-owned subsidiary of Assiniboine Credit Union, which means we can…

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Business growth

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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Small business cash flow crisis

7 ways to avoid a business cash flow crisis

No business, whether it’s a brand new startup or a longtime enterprise, can survive without cash flow. Cash flow is the movement of cash into or out of a business…

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Community stories

Peg City Car Coop 10 yr anni

Peg City Car Co-op celebrates 10 years

Horns are honking for Peg City Car Co-op, as the local and ever-expanding carsharing company is celebrating an amazing milestone with 10 years in business!  On September 24, the organization…

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Blanket for change - Every Child Matters

A blanket for change

Kirstin Witwicki gratefully accepted well wishes after being draped with a very special blanket at a traditional Indigenous ceremony at The Forks in Winnipeg. But as the drum beats softly…

Read more ›
Orange Shirt Day

How the Orange Shirt Day movement impacts everyone, every day

Orange Shirt Day is held annually on September 30th to honour survivors of residential schools. This meaningful and significant movement started in 2013 to recognize the month in which Indigenous children were removed from their parents.

Read more ›