Shrinkflation: to control costs, food companies shrinking packaging

When costs rise, a food company has three options: raise the price, make smaller packages or change the ingredients

Shrinkflation: to control costs, food companies shrinking packaging
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When costs rise, a food company has three options: raise the price, make smaller packages or change the ingredients

‘Bad things happen to good people’

Debt woes began with 2013 flood, followed by her husband’s unexpected death

‘Bad things happen to good people’
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This is part 5 in our series Back in balance

Final installment in five-part series: As people dig out from Alberta’s worst recession in three decades, Troy Media talks to everyday Albertans who are working to become debt free. The series features the stories of four people whose lives were ruled by debt because of divorce, illness, loss of a loved one or fraud. Growing bills were ruining their lives until they decided to take control of their financial future.

Fraudster ruined woman’s plans for early retirement

Troy Media talks to everyday Albertans who are working to become debt free

Fraudster ruined woman’s plans for early retirement
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Fourth in a five-part series: As people dig out from Alberta’s worst recession in three decades, Troy Media talks to everyday Albertans who are working to become debt free

Injury and job losses push Calgarians to live off credit cards

As people dig out from Alberta’s worst recession in three decades, Troy Media talks to everyday Albertans who are working to become debt free

Injury and job losses push Calgarians to live off credit cards
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Third of a five-part series: As people dig out from Alberta’s worst recession in three decades, Troy Media talks to everyday Albertans who are working to become debt free.

Surprise tax bill in the mail was the final straw

Four Albertans rebounding from debt: ‘I was losing sleep and avoiding phone calls from unknown numbers’

Surprise tax bill in the mail was the final straw
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This is part 2 in our series Back in balance

As people slowly begin to dig out from Alberta’s worst recession in three decades, Troy Media talks to everyday Albertans who are working to become debt free. The series features the stories of four people whose lives were ruled by debt because of divorce, illness, loss of a loved one or fraud. Growing bills were ruining their lives until they decided to take control of their financial future.

The stories of four Albertans working to slay their debt demons

Albertans are racking up debt in record levels but help is available

The stories of four Albertans working to slay their debt demons
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This is part 1 in our series Back in balance

First of a five-part series: As people slowly begin to dig out from Alberta’s worst recession in three decades, Troy Media talks to everyday Albertans who are working to become debt free

The hard truth about CPP’s failures

Canadians receive meagre rates of return on CPP contributions and the program has other key shortcomings

The hard truth about CPP’s failures
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Canadians receive meagre rates of return on CPP contributions and the program has other key shortcomings

Lofty valuations, volatile markets leave investors anxious

It seems as if investors have forgotten how to gauge market uncertainty. Any potential bad news has them panicking

Lofty valuations, volatile markets leave investors anxious
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It seems as if investors have forgotten how to gauge market uncertainty. Any potential bad news has them panicking

Investing with your conscience – and with common sense

Ethical investing is a bit broader than donating, since the benefits extend beyond supporting a cause to also expecting a financial return

Investing with your conscience – and with common sense
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Ethical investing is a bit broader than donating, since the benefits extend beyond supporting a cause to also expecting a financial return

Should you defer collecting CPP and OAS?

Can you afford to hold off and increase your payments later? Will you need more CPP and OAS later in life? And how long do you expect to live?

Should you defer collecting CPP and OAS?
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Can you afford to hold off and increase your payments later? Will you need more CPP and OAS later in life? And how long do you expect to live?

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