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A Comparison of Money Management Techniques in Families

Kaitlyn Schmidek, Rebecca Nelson and Preston Pellegrini, Human Ecology 322 students, explore family money management practices. Method To gather research material, six couples participated in interviews about the money management system in their home. A predetermined set of questions were used and included questions … Continue reading

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Financial Literacy: A Comparison Between Chinese Families in Canada and China

  We support our students and recognize excellence in programs of study. This contribution comes from Zhaowen Mei, Msc graduate student, Human Ecology, and is an abstract titled “Financial Literacy: A Comparison Between Chinese Families in Canada and China.” Financial literacy … Continue reading

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Rural connectivity: What’s the question?

By Andy Blundell, President, C3T Action Research Corp   With Writing Contributions by Nick Conrad Kevin Edwards of Three Hills said it best when he suggested that the broadband reality we’re seeking is “the widespread conviction by Albertans that they need … Continue reading

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Business Advice From John Stanton Sr. of the Running Room (ABFI’s 2011 Signature Family)

As many of you know, our 2011 Signature Family is the Stanton family of the Running Room. In July of 2010 John Stanton Sr. (the founder of the Running Room) was interviewed by the Globe and Mail. During this interview John … Continue reading

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2011 Signature Family: The Stantons of The Running Room

Since 2003, ABFI has honoured Canadian business families of distinction by hosting an intimate evening known as “Signature Event.” Past Signature families have included: The Brewster family The Fuller family of Earls, Joey’s Restaurant, and Saltlick Steakhouse The Asper family … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger Megan Oleksyn, Winner of The Perfect Pitch Competition

It’s not all about the giant plastic novelty cheque… After the Perfect Pitch competition Megan Oleksyn southpaw communications Now, maybe I have seen too many episodes of Dragon’s Den but when I first heard about the Perfect Pitch competition, I … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes – Succession Planning in Fort McMurray

ABFI -Succession Planning – Video Blog 1 from ABFI on Vimeo. Paul pinch hit for the ABFI team and accompanied Gary Coskey to Fort McMurray where Gary presented the 12 Steps of Succession Planning to family businesses and professional advisors. He also got a tour … Continue reading

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