Think of your entry as your very own three-dimensional welcome mat. It's well-traveled, but most people don't spend much time there once inside. So how do you approach decorating an entryway that's both traffic heavy and always moving? With high-impact decorative accents and well-appointed vignettes that say hello from the inside.

According to one expert, human performance is a science: practise, practise, practise – and don’t forget to eat. The skill of communication in the era of social media, leading without a title and brand awareness have never been more important.

With winter just around the corner, it's time to start prepping your home and your budget for the havoc the season can bring. Everything from a broken furnace to an extended cold streak that has you cranking up your thermostat for longer than usual can derail smart money habits that you maintained all year.

How much is safe to withdraw from your investment portfolio each year in retirement? One of the most common answers is to suggest some variation of the 4-per-cent rule. Under this guideline, a retiree would take out 4 per cent of his or her original portfolio in the first year and continue to withdraw the same amount – but adjusted for inflation – each subsequent year.


Managing your personal finances can be a big job. At the Bank, we’re well positioned to know! But like lots of un-sexy things in life – folding clean laundry, cleaning the oven, eating broccoli – it’s pretty essential to get a handle on it.

If we say “rights and responsibilities with regards to your financial institution,” do you say “Zzzzzz?” The thing is, paying attention to the fine print is super important if you want to avoid unpleasant surprises. We put together a little “true or false” quiz for you to test your knowledge. Good luck!

The life of a student is not easy. Between classes, studying, work and your social life, budgeting often falls by the wayside. The thing we forget, is that good financial management can make life a lot easier. Here’s how to get an A+ on your student budget.