The best mortgage for you and low-cost summer fun ideas: TD's top headlines for July

Summer is in full swing, and while you've been busy soaking up the sun you may have missed a few of the stories TD highlighted from across Canada. Not to worry, here's a look at our coverage for July.

#MeetTD

In our final installments of the Meet TD series, we introduced you to two more key players who are driving our winning customer experienceMeet them below:

Meet Kari Scarlett – TD's manager of community banking for the Prairie Region. Based in Calgary, Kari works closely with non-profit organizations to grant sponsorships, donations and other forms of support for programs and services that benefit the diverse needs of local communities.

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Meet Julien Abboud – TD's East Coast financial advisor who is helping customers—many of whom are seniors—learn to use technology so that they can better understand the digital tools available to them.  

Julien Abboud, TD's East Coast financial advisor, standing outdoors in front of trees.

Click here to view the entire Meet TD series.

#FinancialAdvicetoMyYoungerSelf

In July we launched Financial Advice to My Younger Self—a new advice series featuring advice from TD employees who share their experiences and what they wished they could have told themselves years ago using personal financial stories.

In the first installment, Andrew Pilkington, Executive Vice President, Branch Banking, reflects on how there's no such thing as a sure bet in real estate.

Various photos of Andrew Pilkington, Executive Vice President, Branch Banking.

Rina DeGrazia, Vice President, Financial Education, also shared how one pair of luxurious, yet uncomfortable boots taught her just how emotional our relationship with money can be.

Various photos of Rina DeGrazia, Vice President, Financial Education, TD.

#MarketUpdate

Trade concerns, U.S. jobs data and Q2 earnings – TD's own Bruce Cooper breaks down what happened in the markets in July. Have a listen.

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#Innovation

Last month, TD and The Knowledge Society teamed up to celebrate exceptional students who are creating innovative solutions for immigrants and new Canadians to access financial services more seamlessley.

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#Mortgages101

Even though your mortgage is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make, many Canadians don’t understand the ins and outs of how they’re paying for their home. Check out this video for more clarity on the difference between a fixed or variable rate mortgage.

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Whether you're renewing your mortgage or stepping into the market as a first-time homebuyer, our cheat sheet can help as you decide which mortgage is the best fit for you. Check out these three things you need to know about variable vs. fixed mortgage rates.

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#TDThanksYou

Everyday heroes hide in plain sight and often don't realize their superpowers. In communities across the country, individuals are doing incredible things like building homes for underprivileged families to raising awareness for rare diseases, to putting a smile on the faces of children who are in the hospital.

Because these heroes are an inspiration to us all, last month we said #TDThanksYou to 49 community heroes who we're also proud to call our customers. Seven heroes were each given a $50,000 donation to their causes. And another 42 heroes received $5,000 to help fund work that aims to address the needs of Canadians of all ages.

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#SummerFun

Summer is now. Whether you're looking to take a vacation, embrace your inner foodie, go to a music festival or relax—we've put together a list of must-do activities to help you make the most of your Canadian summer without breaking the bank.

A young woman sitting at the beach with her dog.