Personal Finance Tips Delivered on the
First and Third Tuesday of each Month
March 15, 2017
How to Turn Monetary Gifts into Teachable Moments
When your kids or teenagers receive money as gifts, they're faced with the challenge of what to do with their newfound cash. While they should be allowed to spend some of it, as a parent you can use these opportunities to teach valuable personal finance lessons.
Feb 27, 2017
Replace bad financial habits
It's never too late to identify potential financial weak points and replace bad habits with constructive ones.
Feb 7, 2017
Spring Break Budgeting Tips
As spring break approaches, some families may be planning vacations to take advantage of the much-needed time off work or school. But worrying about paying for the vacation can sometimes take the "fun out of the sun". Here are some tips to help you plan your trip wisely.
Jan 25, 2017
Valentine's Day Ideas that won't break the bank… or the romance
It's that time of year again, love is in the air! But you don't want the price tag that comes along with February 14th to cause a break up with your wallet.
Jan 9, 2017
Money Resolutions You Can Keep
Health and fitness are among the top resolutions for Canadians. But what about getting your personal finances in shape and becoming financially fit?
Dec 19, 2016
Avoid a holiday spending hangover
You do not have to go into debt to show how much you care this holiday season. With some careful planning and creative gift giving, you can enjoy the holiday cheer without the financial fear.
Dec 6, 2016
FinTech: transforming your personal finances
Fintech is changing the way people save, spend, borrow and manage their money. Though there are security elements to consider, these new innovative services can really empower you to be an active manager of your own money.
Nov 17, 2016
Catching a 'phish': how not to take the bait
Do you worry about financial fraud? Fraud attempts are perpetrated via many channels, such as over the phone, through the mail and increasingly, online. Here are some fraud scams to watch out for.
Oct 18, 2016
Making Money Fun
Kids learn more when their imagination is engaged, so look for well-designed educational comic books and video games to supplement more traditional learning tools.
Aug 30, 2016
A crash course in credit card basics for post-secondary students
Students have enough to worry about with mid-terms and piles of laundry – getting an 'F' in credit cards shouldn't be one of them. Here are a few tips for responsible credit card use.
Aug 9, 2016
Coping with expensive kids' extracurricular activities
If your kids participate in extracurricular activities, you could be on the hook for hundreds-or even thousands of dollars in additional expenses throughout the year. Here are a few tips to help you prioritize extracurricular events and keep your costs down.
July 25, 2016
Don't Let Back-to-School Season Sneak Up on You
With a little careful planning, you can stretch your dollars and ease the financial pain of back-to-school shopping.
July 8, 2016
Sizzle into Summer Vacation Savings
It's summer in the city! And that means it might be time to start vacation planning. Here are some tips to help you take a well-deserved break without breaking the bank.
June 27, 2016
Health and Wealth: Working out on a budget
Poor health habits can cost more than you may realize. Working out doesn't need to cost a lot and there are plenty of ways to do it for cheap–or for free.
June 8, 2016
Cool Down Summer Spending This Season
As the temperatures rise, don't sweat about your finances – there are smart ways to have a blast with kids without breaking the bank. Here are a few options to check out.
May 24, 2016
Reining in Prom Expenses
As with weddings and vacations, spending on prom can easily spiral out of control, especially if your teenager isn't used to sticking to a budget. Turn prom into a teachable money moment using these tips.
May 2, 2016
Make the most of your Tax Refund
T'is the season for tax refunds! Here are some tips to help you do the fiscally responsible thing, and make those tax refund dollars go a little further this year.
April 26, 2016
Graduating to the "Real World"
Graduation is when all your hard work finally starts to pay off – here are steps you should take now to ensure you start off on sound financial footing.
April 4, 2016
Raising Money-Savvy Teens
Is your teen prepared for their financial future? Here's some tips designed to help you speak to teens about money matters in a language they understand.
March 14, 2016
Preventing Fraud All Year Round: How to safeguard your identity and financial information from theft
When your personal financial information gets into the wrong hands, the consequences can be devastating. Here are some steps you can take to minimize the risk of becoming a victim of identity theft or card fraud.
March 1, 2016
Budget Savvy Spring Break Planning
Canadians are planning Spring Break vacations to take advantage of the much-needed time off. But worrying about money can definitely put a damper on your fun. Here are 10 tips to help you budget and plan wisely.
February 15, 2016
Couples Cash: the dynamics of managing money with your Valentine
There's nothing romantic about discussing family finances. But if you haven't had a financial heart-to-heart lately and aren't sure what to do next, here are some suggestions on how to start the "money talk" with your loved one.
February 1, 2016
Charitable Giving on any Budget
If you've ever wondered if you could be charitable with only a few extra dollars in your wallet or a little bit of free time, the answer is yes. You just have to get a little creative and savvy with your finances.
January 18, 2016
Paying Down Debt in 2016
Is reducing debt one of your financial resolutions? Here are some tips to help you reevaluate your debt repayment plans and get ahead this year.
January 4, 2016
Kicking Retirement Savings into High Gear
As we welcome a brand New Year there's no better time than right now to start planning and saving for your retirement.