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Add RESP payments to the cost of raising a child in Canada

The Cost of Raising a Child in Canada

I’m at the age now where all my peers are having children. Friends who were never active on Facebook or Instagram all of sudden have plenty to share. I’m happy for you, I really am, but forgive me, I’ve probably turned off your status updates. Beyond the likes and retweets, the cost of raising a…

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What Happens to Unused RESP?

Have you ever wanted to know what happens to unused RESP? The Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is one of the best things the government of Canada has ever introduced since you can get a yearly match up to $500 thanks to the Canadian Education Savings Grant (CESG). But you already knew that. What you’re…

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How Much Does IVF Cost in Canada?

So I’ve got an announcement, my wife and I are expecting! Our due date is early July so I’ve kept this news on the down low for quite some time. We’re really excited about this life changing event and you can probably expect a few more baby/parenting related posts in the near future. I really…

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Financial Aid for Canadians Looking to Study Abroad in the USA

Financial Aid for Canadians Looking to Study Abroad in the USA

While Canada has a fantastic higher education system, many Canadian students may choose to go to the United States to attend college. Of course, American colleges and universities can be prohibitively expensive, making it difficult to finance a college degree in the U.S. With tuition costing as much as $40,000 per year at some private…

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Willful Review | Get $15 off

Do you have a will in place? It seems like an odd question, especially for young people, but the truth is that everyone should have a will. The fact, however, is that many don’t. In fact, 56% of Canadian adults do not have a will. Why? Well, there are a few reasons. First off, I…

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Eirene Review

It’s no secret that death is not considered to be a happy subject. Nobody wants to think about dying so the subject is often skipped over. However, when the time comes, it also means that many families are thrown into the world of funeral planning and arrangements. Unfortunately, the industry is notorious for taking advantage…

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Everything you Need to Know About the Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG)

Are you worried about saving for your child’s post-secondary education? Trust me, you are not alone. Raising a child in Canada is not cheap, but government Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) grants like the Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG) can be a huge help when it comes to saving for education. Here’s what you need…

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Maternity Leave in Ontario: How it works

Maternity leave in Ontario is similar to other provinces (except Quebec) and territories since it’s administered by the federal government. What makes maternity and parental benefits in Canada appealing is that you can still earn an income for up to 18 months while staying home to take care of your child. When you’re on maternity…

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5 Ways to Save for Your Child’s Education

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kijiji. All opinions are my own. As soon as Scarlett was born, I took immediate steps to set up her Registered Education Savings Account (RESP). I knew that this was the best way to save for her post-secondary education since the Canadian Education Savings…

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Yourself

As part of National Self-Improvement Month (September), I partnered with Optimity to bring you a story that focuses on health and finances. Read this guest post now and find out why it’s time to reach those personal development goals that you’ve been putting off the whole summer. As the seasons change, take a look at…

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