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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. If you’re reading this article, you want to know what happens to unused…

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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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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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How to Manage Your Money as a new Parent

Having a child is what many people strive for but when that bundle of joy comes, it can be stressful since you’re trying to figure out how to be a new parent while having to adjust to a bunch of new expenses which you may have not anticipated. Understandably, things can get overwhelming fast, but…

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5 friends that F up your finances

5 Friends that F up Your Finances

One of my personal finance books is the Millionaire Next Door. Without going into too many details, it explains how research finds that people who appear rich may not actually appear to be rich. It makes sense in hindsight since the people who are actually rich save their money instead of spending their cash on…

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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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Money Sit-downs With Shannon Lee Simmons

I had a chance to sat down with Shannon Lee Simmons, author of Worry-Free Money who recently partnered with Interac where talked about money and life. As a certified financial planner, Shannon helps her clients maintain or get their finances back on track. What you may not realize is that it doesn’t matter if you…

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Is Your Kids’ FOMO Ruining Your Finances?

We all know what FOMO is right? If not, it’s an acronym for fear of missing out. FOMO has become a huge thing as of late – okay, maybe it’s just a popular term to describe Millennials, but it really is the new keeping up with the Joneses. Many of us simply see what our…

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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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What to do When You’re Ready to Change Jobs

As many of you know, I changed careers earlier this year. I went from working in television to becoming a finance writer. This career change obviously didn’t happen overnight, and to be perfectly honest, I didn’t think I would actually change jobs until the birth of my daughter. That being said, a few things happened…

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