House rules for blended families and other news you may have missed in August

From road trips to cottage getaways to family vacations, August is always a busy month as we try to pack in every last minute of summer fun before the fall. TD was busy too talking Tech, the markets and helping you keep financial fit. Here's a look at articles you may have missed last month in our August round-up.

Tech Talk

This summer, TD's Colleen Johnston hosted a dynamic technology recruitment event, which attracted over 120 all-female attendees, eager to discuss topics ranging from how certain rules should be ignored to why women hesitate to apply for jobs unless they feel they're 100 per cent qualified. Attendees heard directly from a panel of high-performing women who work as part of TD's technology team as they reflected on their experiences at TD.

Market Perspectives

Do you know how changes in government policy have impacted home buying in Canada? TD Economics answers these and other questions about Canada's real estate market.

On Thursday, August 31, TD announced its third quarter results, with reported earnings of $2.8 billion, up 17% compared with the same quarter last year. Click here for CEO Bharat Masrani's thoughts on the quarter.

Bank earnings, Market volatility, inflation – oh my! These are just a couple of the topics TD's own Bruce Cooper tackled in his weekly Market Minute Podcast in August. Take a listen

Enriching our communities

Did you know that in Canada there are over 60 Indigenous languages spoken? Well, thanks to a recent investment by TD, Indigenous communities across BC can keep their languages alive and thriving, as they will soon be able to access digital content through a preservation project at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria.

Things worth celebrating

August marked the 50th anniversary of the ATM, which was first available to the public in 1967 at Barclay's branch in Enfield, North London, UK.  To commemorate its 50th anniversary, Barclays transformed the ATM at its Enfield branch into gold. While our ATMs feature more green than gold, from early "Drive-in Wickets," to the launch of TD's iconic "Green Machine," TD's ATM experience has come a long way.

Keeping the celebrations going, TD Securities announced its expansion into Dublin, Ireland in August. Following a meeting between Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and a group of executives at TD, TD Securities confirmed it will expand its operations in Ireland, as a part its growth strategy in Europe and in response to the changing business environment as a result of Brexit.

TD looks back at the 63 Pride festivals across North America this year by celebrating our most memorable Pride milestones. Hear from fellow TD'ers on what #ForeverProud means to them.

Financially Fit

According to a recent TD survey of Canadians who consider themselves part of a blended family, 66% say they face financial challenges as a result. Finances can be challenging when adding a new partner or stepchild into a household. Rounding off the hot topics you may have missed in August is our set of house rules for the blended family, a term becoming more common in Canada. To help ease the stress, TD offers blended families a new set of house rules to help create a more stable financial future for everyone involved. 

Now that you're up to date on what you missed in August, it's time to head full steam into September. It's sure to be another busy month!