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Manitoba Mortgage FAQs

Manitoba mortgage FAQs answered

Manitoba’s hot property market is expected to continue through 2021, after a sellers’ market that brought price rises of over 4% in 2020. The pandemic has prompted many people to…

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Dennis Cunningham, ACU

ACU Employee Spotlight: Getting to know Dennis Cunningham

The ACU Employee Spotlight series features some of the many people that work at the credit union, highlighting how their unique roles help members and the community every day. In…

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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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Socially Responsible Investments
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Socially responsible investments have taken centre stage: Impacts of COVID-19

Ethical investing allows you to support companies that take a socially responsible approach to their operations. While the concept isn’t new, the opportunities for aligning with businesses that share your…

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March Fraud Prevention Month 2021
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6 fraud prevention tips to stay safe during the pandemic

It’s Fraud Prevention Month — and perhaps this year it’s more important than ever to stay on top of the latest scams. Since the start of the pandemic, fraud, online…

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8 tips to immediately spend less money at home

Do you want to spend less money? Even while we’re at home much more often, the temptation to fork over a little bit extra is everywhere in our increasingly cashless…

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Old Grace Housing Co-op a great fit for this Winnipeg neighbourhood

Old Grace Housing Co-op a great fit for this Winnipeg neighbourhood

Old Grace Housing Co-operative has brought affordable, accessible housing to the heart of the Wolseley neighbourhood. Phase 1 of the project, on the site of the former Grace Hospital at Arlington…

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The inspiring life of Ed McCaffrey, one of ACU’s founding members

The inspiring life of Ed McCaffrey, one of ACU’s founding members

As we celebrate ACU’s 78th year this February 2021, we also reflect on the life of one of our founders who recently passed away at the incredible age of 100….

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TFSA Basics: How does a TFSA work
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Finance basics: How does a TFSA work?

Ever since its introduction in 2009, the Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) has been a hit with Canadians. Yet, despite its widespread popularity, there still seems to be some confusion about…

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Finance Basics: Get to know RRSPs

Finance Basics: Get to know RRSPs

Retirement might seem like a long way away for some, but it may be here sooner than you think. Government benefits like the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Old Age…

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Investing during a pandemic
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Should COVID-19 inform your future investing?

After a year of uncertainty, the world is starting to shift back to calmer water. Or perhaps we’ve just gotten used to the crashing waves. Either way, if you’ve adjusted…

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Buying or selling a home during COVID-19
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Buying or selling a home in a COVID-19 world

When COVID-19 first hit last year, many people put their homebuying plans to the side. After all, how could you buy or sell a home during a pandemic? However, while…

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Employee Profile Andrea Dysievick

ACU Employee Spotlight: Getting to know Andrea Dysievick

The ACU Employee Spotlight series features some of the many people that work at the credit union, highlighting how their unique roles help members and the community every day. In…

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Learning an Indigenous language

Learning an Indigenous language through tech and the new normal

Gii wiijiiye Anishinaabemowin Zoom akinoomaageng. Try saying this phrase. Here’s how it’s pronounced. GEE WEE-JEE-YA AH-NISH-AH-NAH-BAY-MOW-IN ZOOM AH-KE-NOO-MAH-GAYNG. You just said, “I attended an Anishinaabe language Zoom class.” Zooming your…

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Woman concerned over retirement plans
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Retiring during a pandemic? Here’s what you need to know

If you’re nearing retirement, you’re probably wondering what next year will look like. Will you ever be able to retire with this pandemic happening? Should you keep working (if you…

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Frescolio Winnipeg

Financing a taste for quality at Frescolio

(ABOVE) Michael Graham, owner and Chantal Hogue, Events Specialist, Frescolio fine oil + vinegar tasting bar Frescolio Fine Oil & Vinegar Tasting Bar is Winnipeg’s first store to specialize in…

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Support local this holiday season

Support local: Why small businesses in your community need you during COVID-19

While we all hoped it wouldn’t happen, we knew it was a possibility. The impacts of COVID-19 have required Manitobans and local businesses to enter various levels of restrictions, bringing…

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The WRENCH

Old bikes transform to provide a new lease on life

On any given day, Geoff Heath sees a couple dozen bikes get a new lease on life. Heath is the Educational Director of The Winnipeg Repair Education and Cycling Hub,…

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Peg City Car Co-op

No car? No problem! You can join the Peg City Car Co-op

If someone told you that by putting one more car on the road, you would help remove between 13 and 15 other cars, how would you react? If you’re Philip…

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Green Action Centre

How Green Action Centre is combatting climate change in Manitoba

If there’s one organization considered to be at the leading edge of environmental consciousness in Manitoba, it would have to be Green Action Centre. This hub for green living educates…

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How you can protect your finances during a financial crisis
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How you can protect your finances during a financial crisis

During times of uncertainty, we naturally wonder what will happen next and what we should do to prepare — especially when it comes to our finances. If you’re wondering how…

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