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MAY 2018 - Issue 130 - 72 HOURS - ARE YOU PREPARED?
Being prepared for an event where you might have to go without basic services for 24 hours or longer is a real possibility for some Canadians. Being prepared for 72 hours is the recommended standard for Canadians.
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March 2018 - Issue 128 - FOOD FOR THOUGHT
This year, we started out by sharing some tips and best practices for getting your finances in shape. In this issue, we'd like to share an effective way for Canadians to save a little more each month - on the grocery bill.
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February 2018 - Issue 127 - A BALANCED HOUSEHOLD
Last issue, we started out the new year with some steps to financial fitness.
We looked at four key questions to evaluate your overall financial health.
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January 2018 - Issue 126 - FINANCIAL FITNESS
The start of the New Year is a great time to begin setting goals and making plans for your financial fitness. The first step is to figure out where you stand. Many Canadians don't have a clear and accurate view of their whole financial picture. To move forward with a financial plan, you need to know what's happening now. Here are four key questions to ask yourself as part of your financial evaluation.
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December 2017 - Issue 125 - SEASON'S GREETINGS
We would like to take this opportunity to say Happy Holidays to you and your family from all of us at Capital Direct. May 2018 bring you health and prosperity and may it be a year that exceeds your expectations. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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November 2017 - Issue 124 - LET'S WINTERIZE
It's time to get ready for winter, so let's be proactive and get started on household winter prepping tasks now! Here are a few tips to help you ensure your home and property are weather ready for the winter.
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October 2017 - Issue 123 - TIME TO GET SPOOKY
All Hallows' Eve is a time of year when both young and old can come together and have fun. Depending on your neighbourhood, your whole block may get involved in the festivities.
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September 2017 - Issue 122 - ORGANIZE YOUR HOME IN 1, 2, 3...
Dual Purpose. When you're buying any new furniture, choose pieces that can double as a place to store things like extra blankets and cushions.
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July 2017 - Issue 120 - LOOK LIKE A PRO
Being prepared is the key to looking like a pro around the grill. Even if you've run out of your favourite brand of BBQ sauce, you probably have the base ingredients in your fridge to make a sauce that's perfect for any grilling.
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June 2017 - Issue 119 - TO GRILL OR NOT TO GRILL
The griller's domain is outdoors and the season in now! No matter what size of outdoor entertainment area you have, there are great solutions available for the grilling enthusiast. Here are some common types of BBQ that you'll be familiar with: gas, charcoal, and electric.
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