RESP

Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) Canada | Everything you need to know

In recent years, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the Registered Education Savings Plan which is more commonly known as RESP. I suppose I shouldn’t be that surprised that many of my peers are interested in the RESP rules since they’ve just had children. Heck, one of the first things I did when…

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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?

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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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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a year of the second hand economy

A Year of the Second-Hand Economy

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kijiji. All opinions are my own. As the year comes to an end one thing that I’m really proud of is how I was able to use the second-hand economy to make and save money. Admittedly, since I was working with Kijiji throughout the…

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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…

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Budgeting for a Baby – What I Wish I Knew

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kijiji. All opinions are my own. This past weekend, my daughter Scarlett turned one. It’s been a crazy year adjusting as new parents with many ups and downs. As a personal finance expert, I wish I could tell you that we had all our…

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How the Second-Hand Economy Can Help You Save Big

How the Second-Hand Economy Can Help You Save Big!

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kijiji. All opinions are my own. Last year I took part in a #KijijiFind challenge and I managed to save just over $500 in three months. This was pretty impressive not to mention how easy it was for me to source baby accessories on…

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How I’m Turning Found Money Into Free Money

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kijiji Canada. All opinions are my own. Baby Scarlett is 3 months old now and it’s been one heck of a ride. We’ve been fortunate in the sense that she hasn’t been too fussy of a baby, but as any new parent will tell…

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Getting Serious About Saving With a Newborn

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kijiji Canada. All opinions are my own. It’s been just a few weeks since baby Scarlett was born and my wife and I are adapting to quite a few things. We’re learning how to be new parents, my wife is recovering from an unplanned…

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