About the Author: Penelope Graham
Growing up in the Toronto suburbs, I didn't really have conversations about finance with my family. Sure there were the seasonal summer "you need to get a job" comments, but the finer points of budgeting, understanding credit cards - even my parents' income - remained somewhat mysterious and taboo.
It wasn't until I struck out alone and relocated to Calgary for my first post-grad magazine job that I was confronted with the realities of really living off a paycheque - to say nothing of saving for the future. What I wouldn't have given at that time for a resource like Ratesupermarket.ca!
As the editor of Money Wise, it's my aim to educate all Canadians - no matter their age or experience - on how to live with their finances under control - not the other way around!Read more articles by Penelope Graham →