BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF
Money can be stressful, so it’s important to realize how normal and natural it is to feel overwhelmed when first navigating a new financial system. It's helpful to be gentle with yourself and find easy ways to calm your nervous system before and after making important financial decisions. Helpful activities include spending time in nature, having a warm shower or bath, making some extra space in your schedule for quiet time, or keeping a journal to write out your feelings. All these tools can support you in feeling calm and in control while navigating your new country and finances.
CONNECT WITH COMMUNITY
It’s always helpful to talk to others that can empathize and share in your experiences. At Conscious Economics, we are here to help you feel supported and make new friends. Sign up to our newsletter for community events and helpful resources.
CREATE SMALL & MEASURABLE GOALS
Building financial confidence is something that happens slowly, by taking small positive steps and rewarding yourself for each important milestone achieved. It's great to start out with a 3 month, 6-month, and 1 year plan to support your financial goals. If you need support, reach out or join the Mindfulness & Money Annual Membership program.
We are proud to partner with Interac, which is one of Canada’s leading and most trusted financial services brands, due in large part to the security features built into its products and services. Interac is a unique Canadian company that enables those with a Canadian bank account to transact digitally using their own money. When you see the Interac logo on your debit card, when you sign-in to your online banking services, or when you’re shopping, you know that your purchases are being managed by an organization dedicated to Canadians and to ensuring people can transact safely and securely using their own money
WHAT DOES INTERAC OFFER TO HELP ME STAY IN CONTROL OF MY MONEY?
Products like Interac Debit and Interac e-Transfer allow Canadians to withdraw, pay with and move their own money anytime, anywhere. These products are accessed through your Canadian financial institution (we’re connected to over 300 of them!), which means you can rely on them no matter who you’re transacting with, and you can rest assured that they’re backed by bank grade security.
PROTECTING YOURSELF AS YOU NAVIGATE YOUR NEW LIFE IN CANADA
Interac has a long history of helping Canadians stay secure when transacting in-store and online, through world-class privacy, fraud mitigation, and expertise in governance and verification solutions. Interac arms Canadians with the information they need to spot, avoid, and report fraud and enable Canadians to transact digitally with confidence.