The Toyota Way

February 15, 2018 | Raya

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image courtesy of Tatsuro Toyada, son of Toyota founder Kiichiro Toyoda, died of pneumonia at the age of 88 on December 30, 2017. He was Toyota's seventh president, a post he held until 1995 when he stepped down and assumed other duties within the company. During his tenure as...

Stop Budgeting, Start Living! Meet Shannon Lee Simmons, Author of Worry-Free Money

February 13, 2018 | Diana

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While Toronto Public Library's Personal Finance campaign and programming for 2018 is in full swing, we would like to introduce you to Shannon Lee Simmons, the latest financial expert to join our line-up of knowledgeable speakers who are here to help you with your finances! Author of Worry-Free Money: The...

FP Advisor for Investors

February 5, 2018 | Ranald

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FP Advisor is one of the best all around resources for statistical as well as historical information relating to Canadian publicly-traded companies. It allows the user access to a wide variety of data to assist in choosing industry sectors as well as individual Canadian companies to invest in. Brief recommendations...

Maintaining Your New Year's Financial Resolutions

February 1, 2018 | Hector

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February is here. Aside from acknowledging that time is truly flying by us, this is also the time where we begin to assess whether we're on track with our new year's resolutions. Do we crumble and give up until the following year, or do we continue our resolution for another...

Robots in the Workplace

January 29, 2018 | Christina

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Image Credit: ISAPUT Automation has long promised societal improvement, but it has also caused consternation for employees whose jobs might be replaced by robots. Do you have concerns about the rise of robots in the workplace? Get more information about automation and its impact on society at the library. Join...

Retail Icon Bids Canada Farewell

January 11, 2018 | Raya

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(image courtesy of Wikipedia) In early 2018, after 65 years in business, the remaining Sears Canada stores will close their doors for good. Sears started off in a partnership in 1952 with Canadian department store chain Simpsons Limited in Toronto as a mail order business. This move helped Simpsons expand...

Happy Birthday BMO

December 11, 2017 | Raya

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Bank of Montreal head office, Montreal 1871-72 image courtesy of the McCord Museum On November 3, 2017 the Bank of Montreal celebrated its 200th birthday. Founded in Montreal in 1817 by a group of nine of the city’s most prominent figures, its original name was Montreal Bank. In 1822, the...

Surviving the Holiday Shopping Money Crunch

December 6, 2017 | Hector

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As we all get into the holiday spirit, sometimes we need a little reminder to control our shopping impulses! Below are some tips and resources to help you enjoy your holidays within your financial means. Budget, budget, BUDGET Budgeting is KEY to holiday shopping (and to developing financial literacy skills...

Consumer Reports Online: Five Things You Need to Know and More...

December 4, 2017 | Ranald

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It’s almost the holidays and that means shopping. Or maybe your fridge just stopped working or you can’t go any longer without a car now that you have kids. We can help. Consumer Reports online and its parent magazine Consumer Reports are two of the most important and frequently-used publications...

Recommended Books by Donovan Dill, 2017 Entrepreneur in Residence

December 1, 2017 | Christina

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Donovan Dill, 2017 Entrepreneur in Residence, has successfully completed his residency at the Toronto Public Library. Donovan ran six, productive workshops across the Greater Toronto Area on topics covering the reality of small business startups and growth; small business financing; services offered by local business incubators to entrepreneurs in their...