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Is the grass greener?

Cartoons   |   September 25, 2017

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Some farmers are afraid that the government's proposed new tax changes will make it easier to sell the family farm than pass it on to their children.

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How to get ahead when your income is hardly growing

In the News   |   September 14, 2017

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If you’re financially struggling to get ahead, here’s why. Puny income growth is a fixture in the Canadian economy, new census data shows. Our economic reality is that prosperity comes not from a growing paycheque,... read more

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Video: Carrick Talks Money: How can parents push back against big school supply bills?

Videos   |   September 11, 2017

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Rob Carrick speaks with Kerry K. Taylor about tips to save on back-to-school supplies... read more

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Canadians poised to nearly double back-to-school spending compared to 2016

In the News   |   August 28, 2017

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Canadians this year are expected to spend almost double what they spent on school supplies last year as technology reshapes what they are buying, and also how and when they are making their purchases. Households... read more

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Some post-secondary students and their parents are about to make a $20,000 mistake

In the News   |   August 22, 2017

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There’s a flaw in the usual back-to-school financial advice for university and college students. Budgeting and controlling debt are covered, and rightly so. But there’s never any mention of a mistake costing as much as... read more

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At 25 years old, this teacher is a study in disciplined saving

In the News   |   July 21, 2017

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With a $70,000-a-year teaching job and some savings under her belt, Helen wants to map out her financial future, from buying a car to retiring one day. She’s 25, single and living in Alberta. Helen’s... read more

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bookmark Borrowers who obsess about interest rates are getting it wrong
Borrowers who obsess about interest rates are getting it wrong

In the News   |   July 14, 2017

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Trivia question: What is the interest rate you’re paying on your various debts? Interest rates seem vitally important in a week in which the Bank of Canada raised its benchmark lending rate for the first... read more

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How high debt loads are hurting our children

In the News   |   June 22, 2017

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The debt of parents will be visited upon their children. That’s not a Bible quote. It’s economics. Some parents owe so much they can’t save adequately for their children to attend college or university, new... read more

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How borrowers, savers and investors can prepare for higher interest rates

In the News   |   June 14, 2017

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The Bank of Canada has begun the process of slapping Canadians back to reality on interest rates. Economic growth is picking up and the central bank made it clear earlier this week that it’s looking... read more

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Ontario to roll out basic income in three cities

Lesson Plans   |   May 25, 2017

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In this article, Rachelle Younglai details the Ontario government’s plan to introduce a basic income, which will provide 4,000 residents in Hamilton, Thunder Bay, and Lindsay with an opportunity to either improve their quality of... read more

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Debt-free couple eye retirement at age 50

Lesson Plans   |   May 23, 2017

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In this article, Jason Pereira, a financial planner, examines Bill and Barbara’s retirement plan, and offers his professional recommendation on how they can better manage their investments. This lesson plan aims to highlight the importance... read more

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