Canadians are in love with direct deposit


(NC) — Forget about walking down the lane or driving to the post office to pick up your federal benefit cheque. The majority of Canadians now receive their federal payments electronically through direct deposit into their bank accounts. Four out of five Canadians—parents, seniors, veterans, students, businesses and Aboriginal people—have enrolled in direct deposit, the federal program to eliminate paper cheques ...

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Investment Tips for Pensioners


The recession and credit crisis has hit people on a fixed income the hardest, and pensioners in particular are suffering from rising food and energy prices. Make your house work for you There are a few ways in which pensioners can make the most of their investments and assets, though. One good way is to rent out a room. A ...

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Give ‘Em a Gold Star: How to Make Your Employees Feel Valued


You may be surprised at what actually motivates an employee. Is it the paycheck? Is it the benefits program? Is it the hours required of them? Though the studies have been done for decades have given employers a look at what makes their employees happy and satisfied, it’s still a puzzling question for many. Forbes has compiled a list of ...

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Three methods of detecting insider fraud

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All too often fraud is not detected until it is too late, in some cases several years after the fraudulent act has been committed. In many instances the fraudulent act remains completely undetected. Currently fraud issues abound as the banking system undergoes an overhaul to bring it back to some semblance of health. Perhaps one of the most worrisome signs ...

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Top 5 financial tips for 2014

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What is the key to financial success? This is a question we all have an interest in, in some way or another. Read our guide to financial success in 2014 and we will relay some simple truths about financial success and show you how to achieve financial success this 2014. 1. Spending less than you earn If you spend less ...

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Jailbreak iOS 7.1 – 7.06 iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, and 4 Untethered


Even though the iPhone 5 was discontinued after the release of iPhone 5c, there are still millions around the world with the device. The majority among these users are reportedly looking to jailbreak iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S, 5C, 4S iOS 7.1 and 7.0.6 and install Cydia App. These users seek a way to jailbreak their iPhones safely, quickly and ...

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Net neutrality’s demise: In U.S. and Canada, regulators look at changing rules


The poster child for the last showdown over the open Internet in Canada was the online gamer. This time it could be a much broader swath of the population as the battleground turns to anyone who streams YouTube videos or catches up on Netflix shows on their smartphone. Why a Canadian-made Netflix still doesn’t exist Where is the Canadian Netflix? ...

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Management: 5 ways to improve staff sickness rates

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Staff sickness is not always preventable. However, if you notice patterns or worrying rates of sickness, you ideally want to sort it out as soon as possible. Your business relies upon your staff to run efficiently and productively. If they are constantly taking sick days it could be a sign that there’s a problem within the company that needs your ...

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Regulator suggests Price Comparison Site for Payday Loans

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Could an independent and impartial comparison website help to inform borrowers of the true costs of their payday loans and any additional charges they may incur – such as penalties for late repayments? The Competition and Markets Authority seems to think so. Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) The CMA has been investigating the payday lending business in Britain since June ...

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