Life

Buick Envision Review

**Buick Canada provided me with a Buick Envision for test driving purposes. They did not review or approve this article prior to publication. As a personal finance writer, I constantly talk about how people should try their best to save money. Every dollar you save can be used for other things such as retirement savings,…

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

The Cost of Raising a Child in Canada

When my daughter was born, I knew the costs would add up quickly. Heck, even before she was born, I spent a fair amount to get things ready. It should be no surprise that the cost of raising a child in Canada is expensive! It’s generally estimated that raising a child will cost you $10,000…

Read More

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…

Read More
how much does ivf cost ultrasound

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…

Read More
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…

Read More

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…

Read More
Eirene review

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…

Read More
Everything-you-Need-to-Know-About-the-Canada-Education-Savings-Grant-CESG

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…

Read More

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…

Read More
how to save for your childs education

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…

Read More