CGA Ontario Rings in the Season with Holiday $pending & $avings Tips

TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Certified General Accountants of Ontario (CGA Ontario) rings in the season extending holiday spending and savings tips to communities across Ontario, offering simple tips from CGAs, ranging from holiday budget planning to affordable shopping ideas and gift giving, through to shipping tips from Canada Post thanks to Deepak Chopra, FCGA, president & CEO, and Canada Post Corporation.

Savvy Holiday Shopping - Gift giving made easy with saving tips that won't blow your budget.

Further to the video, a single page holiday tip sheet reference guide is also available for use, touching on:

  • Planned spending and gift giving
  • Fun and festive handcrafted goods
  • The importance of shopping early and taking advantage of holiday promotions
  • Shopping online
  • Group gift giving
  • Timely shipping tips
  • Canada Post mobile app., and more!

CGA Ontario will issue spending and savings tips through social media outlets each business day of December 2013 as we count down to the end of the year, placing emphasis on starting the new year by putting a little money aside each month to rebuild your savings.

Holiday tips were generously provided by the following certified general accountants:

  • Fred Burke, FCGA, Hamilton Specialty Bar Corporation
  • Deepak Chopra, FCGA, Canada Post
  • Doreen Fong, CGA, National Bank Financial
  • Ali Jaffer, CGA, AR Jaffer Professional Corporation
  • Emily Larimer, CGA, Sole Proprietor
  • Fred Pritchard, FCGA,
  • Anthony Stilo, FCGA, ING Direct Canada

When managing spending, building savings or making investments, it's always a wise idea to consult a CGA in your community. Diverse and highly skilled, CGAs are forward-thinking financial leaders. To learn how you can connect with a CGA, visit

About the Certified General Accountants of Ontario
CGA Ontario is a self-governing body that grants the exclusive rights to the CGA designation, and controls the professional standards, conduct and discipline of its members and students in the province of Ontario. Certified general accountants (CGAs) are committed to meeting the needs of businesses and organizations with strategic insight, leadership and demonstrated abilities. In Ontario, there are more than 22,500 CGAs and 9,000 students working toward their designation.

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SOURCE: Certified General Accountants of Ontario

For further information:

Amy Mulhern, Manager, Public Relations, CGA Ontario 
Phone: 416-544-4781 or 1-800-668-1454, ext. 8311 
Mobile: 416-606-5860 

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