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Budget Blinds your Trusted Saskatoon Window Coverings Experts share a video on how to measure for window blinds

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Here they share a video on how to measure for window blinds:

Measuring is easy - let Carriann show you how!

 

 

Here are some quick tips and notes to remember:

  • Use a steel measuring tape
  • Measure to the nearest 1/8" for width. (for example, a measured width of 33 15/16” is 33 7/8”)
  • Round to the nearest 1/8" for height up
  • Always reference product specfications below for complete measuring instructions
  • Remember, for inside mount installations, please provide measurements as specified above; the factory will make the necessary deductions on each side in order to allow your blind to move properly, so you should not provide for this in your measurements.
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Do it yourself measuring instructions
Here are some quick tips and notes to remember:
  • Use a steel measuring tape
  • Round down to the nearest 1/8" for width
  • Round to the nearest 1/8" for height up
  • Remember, for inside mount installations, please provide measurements as specified above; the factory will make the necessary deductions on each side in order to allow your blind to move properly, so you should not provide for this in your measurements.
  • Always reference product specfications below for complete measuring instructions
Inside Mount
Inside Mounted mount inside the window casing, and do not cover the window molding.
Instructions: honeycomb/cellular shades pleated shades
wood blinds roman shades solar shades
faux wood blinds woven/bamboo shades shutters
aluminum blinds roller shades panel track blinds
vertical blinds sheer to shade shades  
Outside Mount
Outside Mounted are mounted on the wall or trim and cover the window molding.
Instructions: honeycomb/cellular shades pleated shades
wood blinds roman shades solar shades
faux wood blinds woven/bamboo shades shutters
aluminum blinds roller shades panel track blinds
vertical blinds sheer to shade shades

 

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Saskatoon Pilates Centre your Trusted Saskatoon Pilates Experts share a video tip on tight Hamstrings

Saskatchewan’s premiere Pilates Centre– the largest and most fully-equipped Pilates studio in the province. Saskatoon Pilates Centre continues to provide top quality classes with the most experienced and dedicated teachers helping you to experience the integrity of the Pilates exercises integrating body and mind for everyday living. Sounds great, doesn’t it? The founder of the Pilates movement, Joseph Pilates said; “Physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure.”

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Here they share a tip on tight Hamstrings:

 

 

 

 

“You only have one body and you deserve the best.”

 

 

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Trusted Saskatoon Financial advisor Curtis Haigh Precision Financial shares a tip on RRSP Tips and Deadlines

Curtis Haigh has built a reputation in Saskatoon for offering great advice, consistent client communication, and always putting clients’ interests first. Precision Financial is a fully licensed Life Insurance Agency with a team of excellent advisors spanning the entire province of Saskatchewan, specializing in Life, Disability and Mortgage Insurance; as well as Employee Benefit Plans.

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Here they share a tip on RRSP Tips and Deadlines:  

 

RRSP Season is here, as financial advisors prepare for another busy season, I wanted to give YOU some important information on RRSP’s, limits; and deadlines to help prepare you to make your investment decisions a bit easier. The RRSP deadline for tax year 2014 is March 2nd 2015. If you are looking to reduce your income tax payable (subject to the below conditions), please book an appointment before March 2nd.

RRSP contribution room is based on “earned income”. Generally speaking, earned income includes a taxpayer’s income (earned while the taxpayer was resident in Canada) from the following:

  • income from office or employment reported on a T4 slip (line 101 of the tax return)
  • other employment income (line 104) – this includes foreign employment income, which must be reported in Canadian dollars.
  • Employment income on a US W-2 slip may have been reduced by contributions to a “401(k), 457 or 403(b) plan, US Medicare and Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA)”. These amounts must be added to foreign employment income on line 104. However, based on the Fifth Protocol to the Canada – U.S. Income Tax Treaty (Article XVIII), starting with the 2009 tax year, these amounts may be deductible on line 207 of your tax return.
  • income (less loss) from a business carried on by the taxpayer, either alone or as a partner actively engaged in the business
  • income (less loss) from rental of real property
  • royalty income regarding a work or invention of which the taxpayer was the author or inventor
  • taxable support payments received
  • CPP or provincial disability pension income
  • amounts received under a supplementary unemployment benefit plan (not federal Employment Insurance)
  • less deductible support payments made

The maximum RRSP contribution amount that can be deducted is called the “RRSP deduction limit”, and is also known as “contribution room” or “deduction room”. Your deduction limit is found on your Notice of Assessment or Notice of Reassessment from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Your 2014 limit would be on your 2013 Notice. The deduction limit is calculated as:

  • 18% of “earned income” for the preceding year, to an annual maximum (see following table)
  • less the “pension adjustment” amount, for participants in a Registered Pension Plan (RPP) or Deferred Profit Sharing Plan (DPSP)
  • less any “past service pension adjustment”, for participants in a RPP or DPSP
  • plus any “past service pension adjustment” reversals
  • plus unused deduction room carried forward from the previous year

The annual limits for RRSPs, money purchase (defined contribution) RPPs, deferred profit sharing plans (DPSPs), and defined benefit RPPs are: (*source, taxtips.ca)

Year

Annual Contribution Limits

Defined Benefit
RPPs – Max Pension
Benefit per
Year of Service
RRSPs Money
Purchase (MP)
RPPs
DPSP
2005 $16,500 $18,000 $9,000 $2,000.00
2006 $18,000 $19,000 $9,500 $2,111.11
2007 $19,000 $20,000 $10,000 $2,222.22
2008 $20,000 $21,000 $10,500 $2,333.33
2009 $21,000 $22,000 $11,000 $2,444.44
2010 $22,000 $22,450 $11,225 $2,494.44
2011 $22,450 $22,970 $11,485 $2,552.22
2012 $22,970 $23,820 $11,910 $2,646.67
2013 $23,820 $24,270 $12,135 $2,696.67
2014 $24,270 $24,930 $12,465 $2,770.00
2015 $24,930 $25,370 $12,685 $2,818.89
2016 $25,370 indexed 1/2 the MP limit 1/9 the MP limit

 

 

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Trusted Saskatoon educators share 10 Tips for Improving French Skills at Home

Here they share 10 Tips for Improving French Skills at Home:

Learning French? Need some extra tips to get ahead?

These fun and helpful tips help French language learners of all ages and grades turn “je ne sais pas” into O-la-la!”

1. Watch your favourite shows and movies—in French! Listening to French will helps students acquire better pronunciation and improves the ability to distinguish words, sentences, etc. Add on French subtitles if you would like to see what the actors are saying.

2. Listen to French music. Whether it’s pop, jazz, rock, or hip-hop, there’s French music for you! Listening to French music allows you to hear the natural intonation of the language, which you’ll subsequently start to use when speaking in French.

3. Word-A-Day. Grab the French dictionary and pick one word a day to focus on. Learn how to spell it, say it, and when and how to use it. Try writing some sentences that use the word, and make sure to show your French teacher so that you know you’re using it correctly!

4. Vocabulary Flash Cards. Choose 10 new French words per week. Write each word on a flash card, with the translation on the other side. Test yourself a couple of times each day—you’ll be surprised at how quickly you learn the words. Keep the flash cards and at the end of the month, review all of the words for the entire month—it’s a great challenge!

5. Stay connected–en français! Change the default language of your email account, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram profiles—even your computer—to French. You already know where the buttons are and what they do—now you’re staying connected and learning French!

6. Check out some French books! Your favourite books: Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Hunger Games, are all available in French! Try reading them—you’ll be amazed at how much you understand, especially if you’ve already read the English version! Your local library will have a non-English section: check it out! Pick a book that matches your language level—it’s okay if it seems a little simple: if the book is too challenging, you’ll simply end up frustrated and not understanding the story.

7. Pen (or email, or Skype) pals! Your teacher can probably connect you with someone who is a French first language speaker who you can practice your writing skills with. Don’t feel like writing on paper? Use email! Or, if you’re looking to improve your oral French, pick up the phone or use Skype to get some one-on-one practice with a native speaker!

8. Start a French club. Get together with your friends, with a French-only rule. Have dictionaries on hand to make it easier to express yourself. To make it more interesting: the first person to speak English has to buy/make the others a treat!

9. Keep a French journal or diary. It doesn’t have to be long, or complex. Just write down a few short sentences every day, and you’ll see your skills improving as you go! After a couple of months, you’ll be able to look back and see how far your writing skills have come!

10. Flash Cards Two. Use the vocabulary flash cards from #4, try to give a rhyming or opposite word for each card.


 

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