How to Teach Your Children About Personal Finance

How to Teach Your Children About Personal Finance

Let’s look at personal finance as a skill and just like any other skill you might want to possess, you need to learn it. Money management might come naturally to some, but for most people, learning to handle their personal finances will take time and guidance. This is especially true… Read More


4 Gifts to Give This Season

4 Gifts to Give This Season

We’re all about saving money during the holidays and we don’t mean saving money by getting a deal on really expensive television you don’t need. We mean, planning to spend less by buying less. The holidays are often about indulging in every way, eating more, drinking more, and spending more. Read More


Should I Charge my Adult Children Rent?

Should I Charge my Adult Children Rent?

When adult children live at home, it’s inevitable that the idea of rent will come up at least once if not more. How much should you be charging your children, who are well into adulthood, to live in the family home? Will there be strings attached to this money? What… Read More


How to Survive Black Friday 2016

How to Survive Black Friday 2016

Whether you’re on the hunt for this year’s super deals, just like to watch the madness unfold around you, or are looking to mark off a few gifts on your shopping list, there’s one thing that we can all agree on, Black Friday is crazy in both the best and… Read More


Canadian Bank Fees: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Canadian Bank Fees: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Banks are in the business of making money and one of the ways they do this is by charging fees for using their services. You can be charged for having a simple chequing account, for purchasing something in a foreign country, and for sending a friend an electronic transfer to… Read More


7 Ways to Save Money this Winter

7 Ways to Save Money this Winter

November may have just started, but if you live in Canada (like we do), then you’re probably already thinking about, worrying about, and possibly even preparing for winter. For those of you who are lucky enough to live in mild climates and don’t quite understand what the big deal is,… Read More


The Dark Side of Money: Financially Motivated Murders

The Dark Side of Money: Financially Motivated Murders

Million dollar insurance policies, stolen identities, millionaires, and serial murders, in honour of the creepiest of days, let’s take a look at the darker side of money. Here are some of Canada’s grimmest financially motivated murders. Peter Demeter, Mississauga’s Most Notorious Murderer On December 6th, 1974, Peter Demeter was convicted… Read More


FCAC Releases Consumer Report on Payday Loans | October 2016

FCAC Releases Consumer Report on Payday Loans | October 2016

The following information, statistics, and quotes are all accredited to the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada’s report, Payday Loans: Market Trends. Tuesday, October 25, 2016, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada released a report detailing its finding on the state of payday lending and borrowing in Canada. In their report,… Read More


5 Financial Fixes to Make Before the New Year

5 Financial Fixes to Make Before the New Year

As we enter the final days of October, it’s becoming more and more apparent that the end of 2016 is on its way (something that a lot of us are probably trying to ignore). With holiday shopping heading your way, your financial health should be your number one priority. What… Read More


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