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Lack of financial literacy hampering couple’s investment goals

Lesson Plans   |   March 24, 2017

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This article profiles Margaret and John, a couple with a combined annual income of $244,000 but lacking in financial literacy. Their situation demonstrates why financial literacy is an important life skill which has tangible effects... read more

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Many Canadians too cash-strapped to raise children

Lesson Plans   |   March 22, 2017

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This article chronicles the dilemma facing Mike and Melissa. They want to have two kids, but after the birth of their first they realize that nurturing a child is highly expensive. This lesson plan lays... read more

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Why millennials should use a TFSA over an RRSP

Videos   |   March 20, 2017

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Roma Luciw explains why a tax-free savings account is of more benefit for millennials than a retirement savings plan.... read more

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Why are so many parents helping their adult kids with money?

Videos   |   March 8, 2017

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Rob Carrick speaks with Robyn Thompson about why so many parents have to help their adult kids financially.... read more

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Three reasons why CPP reform is great news for young Canadians

Videos   |   March 1, 2017

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Rob Carrick says Canadian Pension Plan reform will help young Canadians, from buying homes and dealing with uncertainty early in their careers.... read more

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Many Canadians too cash-strapped to raise children

In the News   |   February 21, 2017

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Mike Neudorf and his wife Melissa always hoped to have two children, spaced two years apart. “I have a younger brother who is two years apart and that seemed to work fairly well,” he says.... read more

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How to keep yourself safe from online scammers

Lesson Plans   |   February 6, 2017

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This article informs readers of the increased level of sophistication of online scams today. It also teaches readers how to detect these scams, and protect themselves from becoming the next victims of online scammers. ... read more

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Young couple prepare to juggle short- and long-term goals

Lesson Plans   |   February 2, 2017

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This article illustrates a young couple’s detailed plan to achieve their long- and short-term financial goals.... read more

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Lack of financial literacy hampering couple’s investment goals

In the News   |   January 13, 2017

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Margaret and John are in their mid-40s with two children, ages 12 and 16. They have senior jobs in media and communications, earning a combined $244,000 a year. “We’re financially comfortable right now,” Margaret writes... read more

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How to keep yourself safe from online scammers

In the News   |   January 5, 2017

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E-mail fraud has reached new heights of deviousness. In the past few months, I’ve seen e-mails designed to look like they were from major banks and the Canada Revenue Agency. Each surprised me with their... read more

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Why a debit card may not be the smartest choice for online shopping

Lesson Plans   |   December 21, 2016

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In this article, Rob Carrick explores the risk and benefits of three most popular methods of payment – namely cash, debit cards and credit cards – in Canada today. ... read more

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Young couple prepare to juggle short- and long-term goals

In the News   |   December 19, 2016

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Simon and Beth are both 30 years old with white-collar jobs in the private sector. She earns $94,000 a year including her bonus, while he makes $69,500. “We spent our 20s paying down student loans,... read more

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Toll roads: One more reason to ditch your car

Lesson Plans   |   December 19, 2016

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This article explores four factors that make car ownership a less appealing proposition. The lesson plan aims to show students the hidden costs of purchasing a car.... read more

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How compounding works as a secret weapon for investors

Videos   |   December 15, 2016

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John Heinzl on the power of growing dividends.... read more

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Who has the best deals on high rate savings accounts?

Videos   |   December 12, 2016

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Rob Carrick discusses whether savers will benefit from rising interest rates, and the three banks that offer the highest rates for savers right now.... read more

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