Forward Thinking

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


Budget-friendly date ideas for Valentine's Day

Friday, February 10th, 2017  |  Christine Sharma  |  Spending Articles

Dating can be expensive, especially when you can't think of much else to do than the typical dinner-and-a-movie. You want to have fun and connect with your partner without breaking the bank on a pricey dinner, drinks and a weekend movie ticket every time you go out. It's great to treat yourself, but you [...]

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 [...]

I lost my job. Now what?

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017  |  Preet Banerjee  |  Savings Articles

Losing one's job can be an emotional experience, which makes it hard to be financially focused when you really need to be. Here's a quick overview of some of the things to consider at this critical time. Things to sort out now * You'll want to see if you qualify for Employment Insurance, [...]

5 things to do with your side hustle money

Monday, January 9th, 2017  |  Cait Flanders  |  Savings Articles

If you read a lot of personal finance blogs, you're probably no stranger to the term "side hustle." A side hustle is the work you do on top of your full-time job, in order to make extra money. And typically, you'll read that the work many people do for their side hustle is whatever they're really [...]

Four realistic financial resolutions I'm making for 2017

Monday, January 9th, 2017  |  Christine Sharma  |  Savings Articles

For many people, the beginning of a new year means the beginning of a new version of themselves. New Year's Resolutions are a way to set goals, learn more, and work towards a life in line with one's own expectations. Whether you've decided to commit to a healthier lifestyle, go back to school, or travel the [...]

Tips for getting financially fit

Friday, January 6th, 2017  |  Janine Rogan  |  Savings Articles

Ringing in the new year is probably one of my favourite things to do. It's the start of new beginnings, and everything seems so incredibly optimistic and filled with potential. A new year gives us the opportunity to pause and hit the restart button. The new year is a great time to set goals, create [...]

Money lessons I learned after four years of university

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017  |  Christine Sharma  |  Savings Articles

When I think back on my time at university, I often reflect on the things I wish I could tell my first-year self. Throughout my four years, I learned important financial lessons that will remain with me now that I've graduated. I only wish I'd known them sooner to save myself some time and money. If [...]

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 [...]

Top 10 Tangerine stories of 2016

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016  |  Tangerine  |  Savings Articles  |  Spending Articles  |  Investing Articles  |  Borrowing Articles

In 2016, Forward Thinking covered just about every financial topic under the sun, from bathroom renovations to filing taxes online to family squabbles over money. Our goal was to cover subjects Canadians have questions about it, so thank you for following us this year, and we hope we were able to help answer a few [...]

Going back to school...for mature students

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016  |  Annastasia Liu  |  Savings Articles  |  Spending Articles

When you're a kid, going back to school is a part of life. But for working adults thinking of going back to school or pursuing further education, the prospect of returning to the academic world can be daunting. You may not know where to begin. I found myself in this situation last year. After working full-time [...]