Matt Cohen

Matt is a Winnipeg-based marketer and investor who covers the Canadian financial services industry.
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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SEED

SEED Winnipeg’s Asset Building Programs are changing lives

In part one of this story, we explained the benefits of programming delivered through SEED Winnipeg and ACU that helps lower-income families boost their finances. The organization’s Asset Building Programs…

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Financial literacy programming through SEED Winnipeg

SEED Winnipeg and ACU: Building community and financial literacy

It can be challenging for low-income individuals to get ahead financially, especially when they don’t have access to basics like personal identification or a bank account. The partnership between SEED Winnipeg…

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Renting vs. owning: Can you afford to buy a house?

Owning a home seems to be an increasingly distant dream for many young Canadians. A recent survey found that 80% of 18 to 28-year-old urban dwellers were worried they wouldn’t…

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discussing finances
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How to openly and honestly talk about money with family and friends

If you’re like many people, you may have an aversion to discussing finances. Discussing one’s personal finances is taboo for lots of people. Even just thinking about it can be…

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Recognition Counts program

ACU celebrates 10 years of Recognition Counts

In 2012, international immigration in Manitoba dipped from the year prior—the first decline in a decade. One local settlement organization warned the drop could dent Manitoba’s labour supply and have…

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