Forward Thinking

Stories, articles and other information about personal finance topics, insights and perspectives from Tangerine, our culture and community work.

Insights & Perspectives

Articles and blog posts from Tangerine and some of our leaders.

The true cost of #FOMO

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017  |  Alyssa Furtado  |  Insights & Perspectives

In the age of social media, the fear of missing out (FOMO) has become a real thing. It starts off slow: First, you get the travel itch when you see your friends post about their epic adventures. Nothing wrong with wanting a little adventure in your life, but are you ready to commit thousands of [...]

Personal Finance Victories - A conversation with Tammy (video)

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016  |  Peter Aceto  |  Insights & Perspectives

Nothing brings me more pleasure than seeing people succeed. What that means for us at Tangerine is getting Canadians to live better lives by helping them make smarter decisions with their hard-earned money. This is why I am so excited to share with you a conversation with one of our Clients who has turned her [...]

Leading with a sense of purpose

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016  |  Cheryl Stargratt  |  Insights & Perspectives

Being a leader can mean a lot of things. When most people envision the day-to-day life of a leader, they likely picture things like strategy meetings, budgets and a large focus on profit. While there is definitely truth to this, being a successful leader is about more than just managing the bottom line – it's [...]

Personal Finance Victories - A conversation with Barry (video)

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016  |  Peter Aceto  |  Insights & Perspectives

“Getting” finances is not always easy. That’s why I was very happy to meet and chat with Barry who has dedicated much of his time to helping others manage through the complicated waters of personal finance. Something we at Tangerine and Barry have in common! What I love about Barry’s story is that he is a [...]

For Halloween, we're sharing our scariest financial blunders

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016  |  Tangerine  |  Insights & Perspectives

Everybody has financial skeletons in their closet. Whether it's a chance not taken or a decision made in haste, money mistakes can continue to haunt us like a ghost. But they can also provide great lessons. With Halloween just around the corner, a few Forward Thinking contributors have revealed their scariest financial blunders and what they [...]

Why it's important to talk about money with friends

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016  |  Anne Papmehl  |  Insights & Perspectives

Getting people to talk about money isn't easy. I recall a phone chat 8 years ago with my friend, Janet. After a few minutes of our usual dishy girl talk, we got on the topic of financial planning. I was reviewing my own plan at the time and mentioned how I put money aside into various [...]

Why it's important to talk about money with friends

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016  |  Anne Papmehl  |  Insights & Perspectives

Getting people to talk about money isn't easy. I recall a phone chat 8 years ago with my friend, Janet. After a few minutes of our usual dishy girl talk, we got on the topic of financial planning. I was reviewing my own plan at the time and mentioned how I put money aside into various [...]

This Thanksgiving, I'm balancing between money and time well spent

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016  |  Rita Silvan  |  Insights & Perspectives

Money and time are like two ends of a seesaw. We trade one limited resource (time), for another one (money). In addition, many of us spend even more time thinking about money ("How can I make more?") and worrying about it. ("Will I have enough?") Yet the priority we place on money over free time does [...]

I've graduated from university. Now what?

Monday, September 26th, 2016  |  Kenya Francis  |  Insights & Perspectives

Graduating from college or university can be a very exciting time. For many, it's an opportunity to explore new interests. Or maybe it's the right time to travel or look for a job. Some may choose to continue their education, or enjoy time decompressing at home. Recent graduates often feel pressure, from themselves and from other [...]

My best friend is digging him/herself into a financial hole. Should I say something?

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016  |  Anita Saulite  |  Insights & Perspectives

Friends can talk about anything... Well, almost anything. It can be challenging to open up about financial worries or problems. But what if your best friend had dug him/herself into a financial hole or was about to make an unwise financial decision? Do you say something, or just let it go? Here's a personal story about [...]

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