Forward Thinking

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

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

Personal Finance Victories - A conversation with Terry (video)

Thursday, February 9th, 2017  |  Peter Aceto  |  Insights & Perspectives

One of my favourite things to do is to chat with our Clients. That immediate feedback that you get as a CEO from the people who experience your business daily is invaluable. So when the opportunity came to sit down with Terry Woo, I couldn't pass it up. And the conversation was fascinating! Unfortunately the interest [...]

Memorable marriage proposals don't need to break the bank

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017  |  Sheryl Smolkin  |  Insights & Perspectives

You're planning to pop the question on Valentine's Day, but you aren't quite sure of the best way to do it. It used to be that flowers, dinner at a fancy restaurant and a nice ring were enough. But now, social media has made a big deal of viral marriage proposals and suitors who jet [...]

Free marketing avenues for new entrepreneurs

Monday, January 30th, 2017  |  Zehra Abbas  |  Spending Articles  |  Insights & Perspectives

Starting off a new business venture is terrifying enough, even before looking into marketing costs. Or, perhaps you're completely confident in your new entrepreneurial adventure. Either way, who doesn't appreciate free marketing ideas? Here are a few ways to help get the word out about your product or service for free: 1. Define your business story Everyone loves [...]

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 [...]

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