You’ve likely noticed by now a ton of ads for RRSPs. This is pretty typical from the banks since the end of February is the deadline for contributions for the previous tax year. This is a great reminder for everyone, but RRSP contributions can be made any time during the year so there’s no need…

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As you can imagine, I write, talk, and read a lot about money. It’s a huge interest of mine so naturally I come across some amazing stories, but quite often I hear some money myths over and over again that just aren’t true. I have no idea where any of these money myths originated from, but…

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money fears

Forgive me if you’ve heard this before; Canadian debt is at an all-time high. This used to be a big deal but even I admit that I don’t even pay that much attention to this ratio anymore. It’s not that I don’t care but it seems like some people I speak with have just accepted…

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serious about money

About 7 years ago I was on top of the world. I was doing well in my career, and I had recently gotten engaged to my girlfriend. Paying for the wedding wasn’t a huge concern since I had been saving for a long time, plus I had been making steady RRSP contributions so I figured I…

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terrible at money

As the end of year approaches it’s time to look back and see if we accomplished all of our financial goals. Well how did you do? If you didn’t quite accomplish what you set out to do, know that’s you’re not alone. Most people are terrible at money and haven’t really made an effort to address it. Sure we…

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Make more money

For many of us what we earn at our day jobs is our only source of income. This isn’t a bad thing, but I think it’s fair to say that many of our salaries are barely keeping up with inflation. This seems to be a cost of life these days, but rising prices can drastically affect our…

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What do you really know about money?

We’re quickly approaching the end of Financial Literacy Month in Canada so hopefully you’ve been taking the time to learn more about your money. If not, what has been stopping you? Many people out there believe that they’re doing just fine with their money, so there’s no need to learn more, but what do you really…

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If you’re in your 20’s, what you do with your money now could have a lasting impact on your financial future. Hopefully you’ve already accepted and come to terms with the money truths, so it’s time to start getting serious about managing your money. It might seem intimidating at first, but trust me, managing your…

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do immigrant children have it easier?

Last week BMO released a New Canadian Study where they found more than half of immigrant parents believe their children will be better off in Canada. As a child of immigrant parents, there’s no arguing that my life is significantly better here in Canada. Having free healthcare alone makes Canada great, and there’s no denying that…

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