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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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Carrick Talks Money: How do I avoid people trying to sell me investment products?

Videos   |   May 1, 2017

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Rob Carrick talks about combining a fee-for-service financial planner and a robo-adviser to help with investment planning.... read more

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Debt-free couple eye retirement at age 50

In the News   |   April 28, 2017

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Bill and Barbara want to retire as soon as possible. Bill is age 41, Barbara is 40. They have two children, ages 5 and 10. Barbara brings in $140,000 a year in a management job,... read more

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Three common financial mistakes that too many people make

Lesson Plans   |   April 27, 2017

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In this article, Rob Carrick shares three misconceptions a significant number of Canadians have with respect to their personal financial rights and responsibilities. This lesson plan reviews these mistakes and highlights the importance of financial... read more

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Ontario to roll out basic income in three cities

In the News   |   April 25, 2017

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Ontario will provide residents in Hamilton, Thunder Bay and Lindsay with free income, part of the government’s plan to test whether the extra funds will help improve their job prospects and quality of life. The... read more

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Soaring rents still cheaper than owning a house

Lesson Plans   |   April 25, 2017

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In this article, Rob Carrick explains why renting an apartment is typically cheaper than owning a house. This lesson plan explores the important factors young adults should consider when deciding whether to rent or buy... read more

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Carrick Talks Money: Four personal finance books millennials should read

Videos   |   April 19, 2017

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Rob Carrick with a list of four books on personal finances that he says is required reading for millennials learning about finance.... read more

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