On Wednesday April 5th, I had the opportunity of attending Cover Me Urban a fundraising event for Youth Without Shelter as a guest of Tangerine Bank.
The event was held to raise money and awareness about Ending homelessness…one youth at a time, one step at a time.
About Youth Without Shelter
Youth Without Shelter (YWS) is an emergency residence and referral agency serving homeless youth who are dedicated to providing shelter and support programs for homeless youth ages 16-24 and provide an independent shelter, committed to diverse client focused services, in a safe, nonjudgmental supportive environment. Their programs enable youth to live responsibly and independently in society.
Frustrated with the lack of safe, emergency housing and support programs for their students, in 1986 a group of teachers and guidance counsellors created Youth without Shelter. Since that time YWS has helped more than 15,000 homeless youth to build their confidence and life-skills and to find long-term stable housing and jobs. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, they are dedicated to providing getting youth off the streets permanently by providing shelter and support programs in a safe environment.
About Cover Me Urban Event
The event was held at the Maison Mercer. It was fun filled night with great food, fashion, drink and conversation – all in support of Youth Without Shelter.
Check out the event pictures and partcipant links below
COVER ME URBAN FOOD:
Aura by Cashew & Clive
Big House Pizza
CHASKA Indian Street Food Obsession
Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport Award Winning Culinary Team
Fonda Lola Mexican Bistro
The Cheese Boutique
Sweet treats from Cocomira and More Than Pies
Thistletown CI Culinary Program with Chef Keith Hoare, 2015 Chopped Canada winner and student competitors 2015 Chopped Canada
Yorkshire Pudding Inc.
COVER ME URBAN DRINK
AROMA Espresso Bar
Mill Street Brewery
Oyster Bay Wines
Cover Me Urban fashion show, featuring spring urban wear from Saks Fifth Avenue (CF Sherway Gardens).
Tangerine announces new partnership with The 519, a non-profit organization that operates a community centre in Toronto’s Church and Wellesley neighbourhood and is dedicated to the advancement of LGBTQ equality and inclusion. As part of Tangerine’s sponsorship and community investment program, #BrightWayForward, Tangerine will provide support through resources and employee volunteering to help the centre deliver on its programming to support the LBGTQ community inToronto and beyond.… Continue reading
Tangerine Bank just launched it’s new Money Back Credit Card that includes phenomenal ways to save your money!
When you sign up for your Tangerine Money-Back credit card you can select two (or three if you have previously deposited your Money-Back Rewards into a Tangerine Savings Account) ways to earn 2% money-back. There are no caps on how much you earn, can you believe that? The money-back you earn at Tangerine gets deposited directly into your savings account.
You can pick two of the above categories to earn money back on while using the car. I love that you’re able to choose whatever category is most relevant to your own lifestyle so you can reap the most benefits possible.You can change your categories whenever you like! And perks of signing up by June 27th, 2016 – your chosen category will earn 4% back in the first three months!
The card has a 1.5% foreign transaction rate, in comparison to the usual 2.5% rate you can save a fair amount if you travel abroad frequently!
- Earn 2% Money-Back Rewards on purchases in two 2% Money-Back Categories of your choice, and 1% Money-Back Rewards on all other purchases.
- Have your Money-Back Rewards deposited into a Tangerine Savings Account, and get a 3rd 2% Money-Back Category.
- Money-Back Rewards are earned automatically and paid monthly, and can either be applied towards your Credit Card balance or redeemed into your Savings Account.
- No limit on the amount of Money-Back Rewards you can earn.
- Change your 2% Money-Back Categories to suit your spending.
- Orange Alerts are emailed to you so that you’re up-to-date on what’s happening in your Account.
Additional Card Benefits:
- 1.5% Foreign Conversion Fee – one of the lowest in market
- Free Cards for Authorized Users on your Account
- Purchase Assurance and Extended Warranty1 – For most new purchases made anywhere in the world using your Tangerine Money-Back Credit Card, you may receive a lifetime maximum of up to $60,000 for the following insurance coverage:
- Purchase Assurance, which may automatically cover loss, theft or damage, in excess of other insurance, for 90 days from the date of purchase; and
- Extended Warranty, which may double the period of repair services, to a maximum of one additional year, when the original manufacturer’s warranty expires.
Want to find out more? Join us on Tuesday, April 5th while we talk about the #TangerineMoneyBack program.
More details are on our Twubs page so be sure to check it out here
Date: Tuesday April 5, 2016
Time: 8:00pm ET
$500 in Prizing
Prizing for Canada Only except those in the province of Quebec
Curious for more information? Check out the great videos Tangerine Bank put together below:
I know, retirement may be a long way away, but that’s no reason you shouldn’t start counting your pennies now! You may want to focus on saving for a new ride, a new house, or even a vacation. But a recent study conducted by Tangerine Bank found that this isn’t the case. 62% of millenials have already started saving for retirement!
You love living a happy life now, so why shouldn’t you have a great one down the road? By opening up an RSP, you can put a few pennies away a month and thanks to a great interest rate, you’re on your way to owning a great vacation property after retirement!
So how do they do it? 42 per cent of the surveyed millenials said they make it automatic by setting up an ASP (Automatic Savings Program), and 27 per cent said they participate in their company’s matching program.
So besides working hard and stashing away cash for the good life later on, what else are millennials prepared to do for retirement? Tangerine’s survey also asked about some interesting sacrifices – here are the results:
- 59 per cent of millennials would only go out once a week to socialize with friends in order to retire before the age of 65
- 47 per cent of millennials would give up takeout food and cook all their meals to retire before the age of 65
- Over a quarter (28 per cent) of millennials would work 50+ hours a week for the remainder of their working career to retire in their 50s
So that being said, if you’re between 18-34 it may be time to start considering an RSP. Find out more here