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The Insider's Guide To Choosing A Security Provider

posted by My Saskatoon    |   July 14, 2016 21:40

In July 2015 Lead expanded into their 9,000 square foot facility in the Sutherland area. Their state-of-the-art facility hosts over 100 classes per week including classes for healthy and healing bodies, for golfers, for bodies who are or have gone through cancer treatment, and athletic classes like their Hot Pilates (appropriately named "Burn).  Their youngest client is 5 and their oldest is 87.  Connected to the fitness area is their integrated health services clinic - home to chiropractic, massage therapy, sports medicine and reiki. Later this summer their Naturopathic Medicine doctor and their Reflexologist will join the team. The goal at Lead is to educate, inspire and move every body that walks in their door. Their team works together to meet the wellness needs of their clients. In essence, each client has their own personal wellness team!

To start the project we met Jason Danielson, co-owner, on site and provided a FREE Security Evaluation. After the installation we connected with Jana Danielson, co-owner, and these were her comments: 

  • There were many options that we considered when we selected a security provider for our new location
  • Criteria that we used to narrow down our selection was:
    • service from a local company
    • experience in the industry
    • quality of product compared to price
    • technology available in the security system to protect our investment
  • When considering these parameters there was only one company that not only met all of our requirements, but ranked highest in almost every category and that was Reed Security
  • Right from the proposal phase of our experience with Virgil and his team, they were by far the most detailed and easiest to work with
  • We encountered a few challenges caused by other contractors actions prior to the installation that the Reed Security team stepped up and handled without even troubling us during a very busy and stressful time prior to opening our doors


"Reed Security Makes Families Feel Safe and Helps Businesses Grow the Bottom Line" LEARN MORE...

Contact Us today for a FREE Security Evaluation

SASKATOON...Call 306.653.3200
PRINCE ALBERT...Call 306.922.7200
CALGARY...Call 587.393.2800

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New Styles from Palliser Rooms

posted by My Saskatoon    |   July 12, 2016 21:15

Furniture has characteristics, nuances and feelings - just like you. A lot of thought goes in to the design and engineering of a new style. While we have been focusing on clearance items we have also been acquiring new styles from Palliser Furniture. Here are some you need to meet.

We all know that certain someone who is always put together. They have their own style, look good no matter what they are doing and never get caught unprepared. That's Dot. She is prim and proper with elegantly tufted seats, back and sides. We have Dot in our showroom looking very sophisticated as a sofa & loveseat in Ambient Chocolate fabric with fashionable wood feet. Do not be fooled by her good looks though, she also offers interwoven seat suspension for comfort and durability.

 

Anderson is an interesting mix of quiet confidence and deliberate craftsmanship. This style is the introvert who has a lot more going on than meets the eye. It's juxtaposition of rounded corners with a defined boxy shape creates a pleasant contrast that compels you to take a closer look.

 

A savvy stationary style that is handsome and laidback. The Remington's natural beauty makes it a welcome addition to any lifestyle. This charming style is on our showroom floor in a new leather called Fireside Driftwood and will only become more refined with age.

 

The strong silent type. Oakwood is not fussy or complicated. It's broad back and hardy seat give you full support and comfort. This style comes as a manual or power recliner, in a sofa, loveseat, chair or sectional.

 

The Riley is a caring, loving and attentive style. It takes you in at the end of a long day and gives you a big hug. Want more Riley? Read more here.

Visit us today at 2125 Faithfull Avenue in Saskatoon and find the style that represents you!

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Crack An Egg At Twisted Goods Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   March 21, 2016 22:58

Twisted Goods in Center Mall and Lawson Heights Mall is having their Annual "Crack AN egg & Save" Promo this week until Easter Monday. There will be eggs hidden around the store, each containing a chocolate and a discount between 10-40% off! 

All you have to do is head into Twisted Goods at either location and find hidden easter eggs in the store. When you are ready to make a purchase, bring the egg to the cash desk and win discounts.

Hurry in now to save on spring goodies!

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J + S Picture Frame Warehouse At Saskatoon Home Show

posted by My Saskatoon    |   March 7, 2016 16:53

 This weekend is Saskatoon’s Home Show and your favourite local frame warehouse will be on display.

J + S Picture Frame and Warehouse will be set up in booth #227 at Prairieland Park March 10th, 11th and 12th.  Draws at the booth will be available to enter to win gift certificates to the store. If you have future photo projects in mind then make sure you enter your name with the possible chance to win! You can expect to see shadow boxes, sport memorabilia framing, photo restoration and object framing at the booth and, of course, the friendly staff.

 Being in business since 1978 J + S practice only “in house projects” which means the people who help you at the counter are the people who finish the job. Something that is new to J +S is that they offer art space for local artists in the city. The prices are very reasonable and the intent is so that local artists can use the space to showcase their work. The staff at J +S feel this is a great way to give back to the art community, allowing the space to be rented for low rates. To book your space today, call 306.373-1171

 

Be sure to check them out at the Home Show this weekend! But, for now, you can get more information about J + S Picture Frame and Warehouse on their spotlight profile.

 

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David Reekie: Unusual RRSP Facts That You Should Know

posted by My Saskatoon    |   February 12, 2016 17:09

 

 

                                                                                

 Here's what you probably already know about RRSPs: You regularly contribute to RRSP-eligible investments, the contributions are tax-deductible and the RRSP is tax-sheltered until you make withdrawals in retirement and you enjoy the considerable benefits of compound growth over the longer term of your time in the plan.

 

Here are a couple RRSP facts that you may not know- but knowing them will help you get the most from your RRSP-eligible investments:


The Home Buyer's Plan allows you to borrow from investments held in your RRSP for the purchase of your first home. You and your spouse can each borrow up to $25,000 if you are considered first-time home buyers and you must repay investments held in your RRSP over the next fifteen years or you'll pay tax on any amounts not repaid.

The Lifelong Learning Plan allows you to use funds held within your RRSP to pay for training or education. If you qualify, you can withdraw up to $10,000 in a calendar year with the total withdrawal amount capped at $20,000 over a maximum of four consecutive years. You must repay within ten years to avoid tax penalties. 

 

 

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Twisted Goods Valentine's Day Goods!

posted by My Saskatoon    |   January 28, 2016 14:37

 Wondering what to get that special someone for Valentine's Day? Twisted Goods has a table full of lovey-dovey goodies waiting for you. To fit with their theme, "Oh Darling, Let's Be Adventurers", items like selfie sticks, wishing jars, scratch maps, love knots and cedar mountain wall tiles are the perfect gift for your loved one's adventurous soul.

 

 

 Of course, you can't forget about the accessories at Twisted Goods. The Live Loki bracelet is a popular item that not only looks good on your wrist, it is made from natural elements from the Earth. Click here for the details on Loki bracelets. 

 

 

How about keeping it personal? The Lenny & Eva jewellery collection is customizable so you can get the perfect bracelet or necklace. With multiple interchangeable pieces, you can add on for next Valentine's day!
 

 

 

 The My Saskatoon Team

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David Reekie: The Super Seven Ways To Save & Grow

posted by My Saskatoon    |   January 25, 2016 14:34

You already know that one of the best retirement savings strategies for most Canadians is a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RSSP)-- and, as this year's RRSP contribution deadline nears, here is a Super Seven list of some of the best ways to get the most of your RRSP.

 

1. Beat the deadline

This year's RRSP contribution deadline is February 29, 2016- don't miss it!

2. Maximize

Always make your maximum contribution each year- that's how to get the most in immediate tax savings and in long-term growth. You will find your contribution room on your most recent notice of assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

3. Catch Up

Fill up unused contribution room. You can do that in a single year or over a number of years until you reach age seventy-one.

4. Rise Up

To have more money in retirement, raise your RRSP contributions as your income rises.

5. Borrow To Save

An RRSP loan can be a good option for maximizing this year's contribution or catching up on past contributions- but only if the interest rate is low and you can pay it back as quickly as possible. A good way to do that: Use your RRSP tax savings to help pay off the loan.

6. Diversify For Growth

Your maximum RRSP contributions are capped by the government-so to get the additional income you'll likely need to enjoy the retirement of your dreams, be sure to invest in a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) and a wel- balanced non-registered portfolio based on an asset allocation plan that matches your rise profile and time horizon.

7. Designate

Choose a beneficiary for your RRSP. Generally, RRSP assets with a beneficiary designation do not form part of your estate and do not attract probate fees. If your beneficiary is your spouse/partner or a disabled child/grandchild, your RRSP can be transferred tax-deferred to your beneficiary's registered plan.

 

Saving for retirement is an absolute necessity- and an RRSP is a great way to do just that when it's part of an overall financial plan tailored to achieve your retirement dreams. 

 

 

 

                                 

 

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Helpful Tips With Georgia Mills

posted by My Saskatoon    |   January 20, 2016 15:32

  Shopping and caring for linens is both an art and a science. Here are some helpful tips to make the process easier:

 

1. Always measure the depth (thickness) of your mattress before shopping for bedding. This helps to ensure your sheets will fit well, and that your quilt or duvet will have the proper drop on the sides of your bed.

 

2. When washing dark coloured linens for the first time, use cool water and skip the soap. Instead, add 1/2 cup of salt or white vinegar to the water. This helps to set the colour and prevent or minimize fading.

 

3. Replace your pillows about every two years, or use a moisture and dust mite proof pillow protector to extend the life of your favourite pillow.

 

4. Always ensure that your duvet and duvet cover are a compatible size. Purchasing a duvet and a duvet cover that are well matched (within a couple inches) in dimensions will help to prevent shifting and frustration! Or try duvet clips to help tame an unruly (undersized) duvet.

 

 Have questions? We have the answers! Shop local and let us help you find the best products for your needs and create a beautiful space in your home!

 

 

           

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Era Style Loft: Wardrobe Staples For 2016

posted by My Saskatoon    |   January 15, 2016 14:44

Decluttering our closets is a dreaded task that we find ourselves facing every new year. While it is a major task to undertake, it's always worth it in the end to make getting dressed every morning a breeze and redefine our personal style.This year we are focusing on sleek basics.Luxe staples with rich textures and classics that make a statement are what we find ourselves gravitating towards. Scroll below to see our top pieces coming with us into 2016:

1) Leather Moto Jackets:

 
2) Striped Tees:

 
3) Fitted Turtlenecks:


4) Black Skinnies:
 
5) Luxe Button Up Shirts: 
 
6) Floppy Brim Fedoras:
 
7) Deep V-Neck Tees:
 
8) Unique LBDs
 
9) Statement Coats:
 
10) Ankle Booties: 
 
Shop our wardrobe staples in store now: 
 



 
From top left: T by Alexander Wang sheer wooly turtleneck, Anine Bing deep V tee, Equipment Adalyn blouse, Rag & Bone Floppy Brim Fedora, Zoe Karssen striped tee, Rag & Bone Newbury booties, Joie Cyrene coat, Rebecca Taylor Cocoon coat, Rebecca Taylor faux leopard coat, Frame Denim shredded skinnies, Elizabeth and James Jena dress. 

 

Era Style Loft

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Reed Security In Saskatoon: How To Prevent Home Theft

posted by My Saskatoon    |   January 8, 2016 12:07

 

How to Prevent Theft

  • Use Common Sense
    • If you lose a key, get the locks changed.
    • Ask all strangers for identification.
    • Never hide an extra key outdoor - especially underneath a mat or on top of a light fixture. This is the first place the bad guys look. Leave an extra house key with a friend or a neighbor.
    • DO NOT advertise on Facebook or other social media that you are on vacation.
    • For insurance purposes take photos of the contents of your home.
    • Keep all receipts in a safe and easy to find location.
    • Write down the model and serial number of all electronics.
  • Make it Difficult
    • Door chains are easy to bypass. Install deadbolts.
    • Install a stopper or stick on all sliding doors and windows.
    • Install window bars on all basement windows.
    • Make sure all doors and windows are properly locked.
    • Keep your premises well lit at night.
    • Install timers that turn lights on at different times. This gives the appearance that someone is home.
  • Install a monitored Home Security system
    • 400% less likely to have a break-in.
    • up to 25% insurance discount.
    • optional ALARM.COM with automatic lights.
  • In case you do have a break-in:
    • If it looks like a door or window was forced open, DO NOT go inside. The Burglar may still be on site.
    • Call the Police from your cellular phone or from a neighbor's house and wait.
 

 
Check out Reed Security's Spotlight Profile for information on location, hours and more!

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