Retirement myths, a humanized chatbot, and a Guinness World Record: TD's top January headlines

January's history, and so are your New Year's resolutions and patience for shoveling snow. But while you were busy hibernating indoors and avoiding the cold, TD was shared some great news and stories last month Here's a look at our top stories from January.

#FinancialLiteracy

You and your bank account may be reeling after going a bit overboard this holiday season but here are three ways to help get over your financial hangover.

It's never too early to start talking to your kids about how to manage money. Rina DeGrazia, Vice President, Financial Education at TD, shared simple money managing tips to help kids grow up with financial confidence. Check out the video to learn more.

Last month the Introduction to Money Matters pilot program was launched at Community Living Toronto in collaboration with ABC Life Literacy Canada and TD. The program is designed to teach students with various abilities about everything from how interest works to the basics of daily banking.

#FraudPrevention

That long-lost uncle you've never heard of probably didn't leave you millions of dollars. Last month we shared the truth about some of the most common internet scams and five tips on how you can protect yourself and your loved ones.

Whether through dating apps or social media platforms, people meet and fall in love online all the time. Unfortunately, there are fraudsters out there looking to take advantage of people through scams that begin online. Last month, we shared five things you might not know about romance scams, and how you can protect yourself.

#Retirement

We compiled some outdated myths around retirement planning to help redefine what retirement means today, and what Canadians can do to feel more confident in their planning.

#MarketUpdate

Market volatility, political frictions, the end of the tightening cycle, and the 2019 equities outlook – Bruce Cooper breaks down what happened in the markets in December. Have a listen.

#FutureReady

It was a summer day in Montreal in 2016 when Teri Currie, Group Head, Canadian Personal Banking, began contemplating the journey that would eventually become Future Ready, a plan that would re-imagine the personal banking experience in TD's branches. Find out more about Future Ready and why branches are the core of personalized, connected experiences at TD.

#Innovation

Last month, we introduced a unique new chatbot, TD Clari. Find out why TV screenwriters who typically write for Hollywood were hired to help bring the chatbot to life in a way that is distinctly TD.

#LunarNewYear

In January, we met TD Securities Creative Services designer Ashley Ang, who gave us an inside look at the creative process behind desiging the TD Year of the Pig Gold and Silver Rounds.

#DiversityAndInclusion

For the third year in a row TD has been named on the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) which distinguishes companies committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality.

#TDTravelGuide

Recently named by the New York Times as one of the top 52 places to go in 2019, Calgary's new Central Library branch is an architectural marvel designed to reflect the Calgary's aspirations as a global city, promote learning and foster community interaction. If you are in the area or planning a vacation, be sure to put Calgary's Central Library on your own list of places to see.

#HomebuyersJourney

Technology is changing the homebuying process to become a more tailored and personalized experience. Last month TD introduced a digital mortgage application that makes it simple and convenient for consumers to apply for a mortgage whenever and wherever they want.

#GuinnessWorldRecord

The TD Giant Foam Finger made its world debut in January at the Blue Jays' Winter Fest, and officials from Guinness World Records were on hand to certify it as the largest in the world!

#Davos2019

Bharat Masrani, Group President and Chief Executive Officer, TD Bank Group, spoke on a panel in Davos about the responsible use of artificial intelligence in the financial sector. Learn more about what he had to say here.