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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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ACU’s grants program invests locally

Healthy, vibrant and diverse communities don’t just happen—they’re created over time by people, organizations and businesses continuously working together for the common good. These organizations require resources to take action…

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March Fraud Prevention Month 2022: Top scams
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Protect yourself against the top scams and fraud in 2024

We explore the top scams that tricked Canadians last year, and what to avoid in the future. Here’s how to protect yourself from fraud.

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ACU named top Manitoba employer and greenest employer for 2023

More and more Canadians say they want their financial decisions to reflect their values, including those associated with climate change. Employees, too, value working for a company that reflects their…

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Money tips

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Investing in a new beginning: Wealth Building Tips for newcomers to Canada

There are a number of barriers to investing for newcomers, like learning a new language or adapting to different social customs—even getting used to the weather. But they can also…

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March Fraud Prevention Month 2022: Top scams
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Protect yourself against the top scams and fraud in 2024

We explore the top scams that tricked Canadians last year, and what to avoid in the future. Here’s how to protect yourself from fraud.

Read more ›
4 ways to save on everyday purchases while socially distancing

5 ways to save on everyday purchases

The cost of living is rising across Canada, and while inflation may be finally slowing down, it never hurts to find solutions to save money. Whatever your financial goals for…

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Business growth

Support local this holiday season

Support local: Why small businesses in your community need you this holiday season

Shop local. We’ve all heard this phrase, and it’s vital to our Manitoba community. Local businesses are extremely important for our economies. Not only do they create jobs and encourage…

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Follow these ‘5 Cs’ when applying for a business loan

Follow these ‘5 Cs’ when applying for a business loan

If you need financing to run or grow your company, you’re not alone. In 2022, 15% of all Canadian businesses applied for new financing in one or more of these…

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How ACU’s Business Financial Centre helps build strong communities

Nothing is business as usual at Assiniboine Credit Union’s Business Financial Centre (BFC). And that’s completely intentional. With its strong commitment to community and deep expertise in real estate and…

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Community stories

group of diverse people holding hands in a circle

ACU’s grants program invests locally

Healthy, vibrant and diverse communities don’t just happen—they’re created over time by people, organizations and businesses continuously working together for the common good. These organizations require resources to take action…

Read more ›

ACU named top Manitoba employer and greenest employer for 2023

More and more Canadians say they want their financial decisions to reflect their values, including those associated with climate change. Employees, too, value working for a company that reflects their…

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Karen DiQuinzio

ACU Employee Spotlight: Getting to know Karen Di Quinzio, Director of Wealth

With over 25 years of industry experience, Karen Di Quinzio is the Director of Wealth Management at ACU. Her role includes leadership, strategy, coaching and training, hiring, compliance and registrations,…

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