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Why do people give red envelopes for Lunar New Year?
Giving “lucky money” is one of the traditions that celebrate the arrival of a new year. Here’s how many Asian Canadians will welcome the Year of the Rabbit.
What are the risks of trading crypto?
Thinking about getting into crypto? Bitcoin, ethereum and their multitude of smaller competitors have created a new world of investment opportunities. No doubt, the crypto economy is exciting, but proceed with caution.
Finding Balance: Q&A with author Andrew Hallam
The bestselling author of Millionaire Teacher and Millionaire Expat shares his blueprint for a successful and purposeful life.
How climate change is affecting your home insurance
Fires, floods, golf ball-sized hailstones. Sound familiar? Extreme weather events are fast becoming a regular occurrence, and it’s affecting the cost of insuring your home.
One Big Trend in Pandemic Weddings? Big Savings
Couples are embracing alternatives to costly weddings — and getting ahead financially in the process.
5 Questions New Grads Should Ask Themselves
Across Canada, new graduates attended virtual convocation ceremonies, wearing caps and gowns—either shipped to their homes or retrieved via curbside pickup—and watched the speeches from afar. Of course, that's not the only thing that's different for the Class of 2021.
Why Inflation Is a Hot Topic – and How It Affects Investors
To shed some light on why inflation is getting so much attention recently and why investors should care, we explored market commentary, economist reports and news sources to bring you the following highlights.
5 Ways to Travel the World – Without Leaving Home
The global pandemic has closed borders, grounded flights and shuttered popular tourist attractions. Until it’s safe and simple to travel again, here are some of the best ways to explore the globe without having to dust off your passport.
Why Should Investors Care About Bond Yields?
Even if you don't own any bonds, it's often wise to pay attention to changes in bond yields. Why? Bond yields can offer hints about where the economy may be headed.
Finding Ways to Flourish
Here's how to reclaim a little joy and serenity in daily life.
5 Weird Ways The Pandemic Is Messing With Your Sleep
Having trouble sleeping? If anxieties, fears and a disrupted routine arising from the COVID-19 pandemic are keeping you up at night, welcome to the club. So many us have lost sleep over the past year that medical experts have dubbed the phenomenon COVID-somnia.
The Benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation
To cope with pandemic stress, many people are turning to various methods of self-care. Many have found support through mental health services. Others are boosting their mood (and staying fit) with regular exercise, or by staying connected with family and friends. Many of us are also exploring other techniques, including mindfulness and meditation, to soothe our frazzled nerves.
Men’s Mental Health: A Silent Crisis
Have you checked in recently with the men in your life – including friends, family members and co-workers – to ask how they’re doing? Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, we could all use extra emotional support, but men are less likely to seek or receive it, and this can contribute to poor mental health.
UTAM Supports CDP’s Science-Based Targets Campaign
UTAM has joined fellow investor signatories of CDP in supporting the organization’s Science-Based Targets Campaign, which aims to accelerate the corporate sector’s adoption of science-based reduction targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
10 Good Things That Came Out of 2020
As this challenging year comes to a close, we’re reflecting on the good-news stories – the ones that have inspired hope, optimism and a sense of possibility. Here are 10 positive things we were happy to see in 2020.