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Pattie Lovett Reid

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Pattie Lovett-Reid

Conventional wisdom tells us that older Canadian women are reluctant to talk about their finances because it’s “not polite.” However, HomeEquity Bank is working to smash this stigma and empower Canadian women 55+ to take charge of their financial future by encouraging them to ask the right questions and considering all the financial solutions available to them. While older Canadian women are often stereotyped as financially “vulnerable,” HomeEquity Bank’s research found that women reported improved financial wellness scores as they aged: 63% of older Canadian women reported a financial wellness score of 60+, compared to only 46% of younger women. If you fall into that camp, HomeEquity Bank’s new Financial Wellbeing tool is designed to help you get a measure of your financial wellbeing and provide you access to customized resources.

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PLR on Women and Finance
Pattie Lovett-Reid

Women have been making remarkable strides in taking charge of their financial destinies. However, by building on the momentum gained over the years, the relationship between women and money is continuing to evolve and progress. According to a new survey, released by HomeEquity Bank, provider of the CHIP Reverse Mortgage, long-standing financial myths have been both reinforced and shattered, about women and their finances, especially for those who are 55+. The ultimate goal is a simple one, to help women feel more in control of their financial futures and more secure in their retirement. According to the HomeEquity Bank survey, women who were solely responsible for their finances tend to have a higher financial wellness score than those who share the responsibility with other family members (51% versus 41%).

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Joyce Wayne

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Joyce Wayne

When Mary Deanne Shears joined The Toronto Star in 1968, there were few women in the expansive, bustling newsroom. When she left The Star, 36 years later, she’d been the newspaper’s first woman City Editor and the Star’s first woman Managing Editor. She started her climb to the top echelon of the organization by being a wonderfully quick typist. In 1979, she became The Star’s City Editor, the first woman to do that job. During her seven years in the top position, Shears hired more women reporters, who she describes as changing the energy in the newsroom. Shears believes that the position of women in the media today is more complicated than it was when she was the Managing Editor at The Star.

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Joyce Wayne

During this October’s Canadian History Month, I’m looking back on how women changed history, and worked to improve the education, influence and careers of their peers. The improvement in the lives of women in Canada started a hundred years ago with Nellie McClung (1873-1951). Canada is facing demographic shifts due to a growing and aging population. Canadian women are becoming more diverse. The education of women in Canada has increased significantly over the past decades. Over the past several decades, women’s labour force participation in Canada has increased. Among employees aged 25 to 54, the gender wage gap decreased 7.7 percentage points to 11.1% from 1998 to 2021. As these statistics reveal, Canadian women still have a way to go to achieve wage parity.

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Joyce Wayne

In the dead of winter, last January, my Zoom friends and I decided we’d travel to the Stratford Festival in early September 2023. It was an impromptu idea, born of short days and long nights, hunkering down inside our homes, waiting for the pandemic to pass us by. The friends, as I like to call them, have been friends for more than 50 years. We met in Ottawa back in the 1970s when we were beginning our adult lives. During the pandemic, we came together again online every Friday since March 2020, to discuss the week’s events and share our joys and sorrows.
Nine of us travelled to Stratford this September; it seemed like a continuation of our weekly Zoom calls.

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Kurt Browning

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Kurt Browning

Kurt Browning, a Canadian figure skater and the celebrity spokesperson for HomeEquity Bank, partners with his dog to describe the benefits of a CHIP Reverse Mortgage and how it can help you retire in the home you love.

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Kurt Browning

Kurt Browning, a Canadian figure skater and the celebrity spokesperson for HomeEquity Bank returns to tell you more about the CHIP Reverse Mortgage.

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