Be Aware of Holiday Scams

November 29, 2010 | Christina

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According to an article by the Associated Press, "It's the most wonderful time of the year for scam artists". Unfortunately, "opportunities to be swindled abound during the holiday season" as shoppers try to buy the hottest new product or try to show their generosity. Here are some of the common...

Women & Money: Take Control of Your Finances

November 28, 2010 | Teresa

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Women view money differently than men. A recent study reported in the Wall Street Journal indicated than women aren't as big a risk takers as men when it comes to investing money. If you would like to learn how to put your financial house in order, plan on attending this...

Be Alert for Fake Bills

November 25, 2010 | Christina

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Counterfeit (fake) bills tend to surface during various times throughout the year, perhaps more so in the month of December. As the holiday season approaches, it's a time when one spends more money by purchasing gifts and preparations for the joyous festivities. If one is not alert during these hectic...

Helping Businesses Sell to the Government of Canada Part 2

November 23, 2010 | Teresa

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If you have ever wondered how to get your business on track to sell to the government, then this program is for you. Join a representative from the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) as he discusses the procurement process. Learn how bids are evaluated, how to respond to...

Loyalty has its costs

November 18, 2010 | Teresa

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If you are like me, you have certain stores that you go back to time after time. Maybe because the store or chain carries exactly what you are always looking for, or maybe you have a rewards card that earns you discounts or free stuff over time. Well it turns...

It's Worth a Visit to Moneyville

November 15, 2010 | Margaret W.

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If you are looking for an easy-to-read, user friendly financial website, Moneyville is for you. A colleague recently introduced me to the website and I am hooked. Moneyville was launched in September 2010 by Torstar Corp. It includes easy access to a variety of personal finance topics. The site does...

Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 15th - 21st, 2010

November 11, 2010 | Margaret W.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010 is all about inspiring the youth of today to become the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. As the name implies, this is a worldwide event. Global Entrepreneurship Week events and activities "will connect millions of people, including young adults, students, entrepreneurial experts, policy-makers, educators and politicians with a...

Using Social Media to Build Your Small Business

November 9, 2010 | Teresa

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If your small business is not utilizing social media tools such as Facebook or Twitter, you may be missing out on a valuable opportunity to build your business. Join our speaker, Erin Bury, Community Manager at Sprouter, as she discusses how to use social media to build your brand and...

Homeowners & The High Cost of Energy Bills

November 8, 2010 | Christina

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Winter is just around the corner, and with today's high energy costs, the addition of insulation to your home may be a wise decision to help lower your energy bills. There are several methods to help you reduce your high energy costs. Some of these methods are: Insulate the attic...

Investing in Challenging Times

November 4, 2010 | Christina

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The Business, Science and Technology Department at the Toronto Reference Library is hosting two, additional programs on investing in challenging times. Program: Surviving and Thriving in an Uncertain Market Environment Speaker: Ross Healy, CEO of Strategic Analysis Corporation Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Place: Beeton...