A recent survey finds hidden bank fees are the biggest consumer pet peeve – and they’re willing to switch banks to avoid them. Here’s what to look for if you’re on the hunt for a new chequing account.
Overdraft protection can bail your bank account out of a tight situation – but using this add-on banking service can rack up high interest debt very quickly. Here’s what you need to know about overdrafts.
Are you struggling to stick with a savings plan? A PC poll finds Canadians are finding it a challenge to commit to long term savings goals in the face of debt and budgeting woes.
Starting a family is a big deal for your life, your body and your pocketbook. Taking some time off to raise a child, fortunately, is protected by law in Canada, as is your right to have a small income while you’re caring for your baby. However, taking a maternal or parental leave means navigating a complex system full of paperwork, federal and provincial law, and rules that can be hard to understand.
There’s no way around it – kids are expensive! Fortunately you can counter those first-year costs by begging and borrowing for clothes, toys and equipment. When it comes to saving on stuff for baby, never be afraid to ask for help!
Gambling can be a lot of fun – but it can wreak absolute havoc on your finances if you don’t exercise self control. Now a new era of gambling is upon us – with the help of modern technology it’s easy for anyone to play a game of black jack or roulette by simply using his or her smartphone.
This week on Money Wise we’re asking Canadians: How confident are you in today’s economy? After all, Canada emerged unscathed from the housing and investment bubbles that have ensnared our neighbouring nations – Germany’s Angela Merkel even praised our economic model as a potential solution for Europe’s woes.
Camp is over, fall activities don’t start for another month, and your children are getting bored. Rather than spending money trying to entertain them, why not use this time as an opportunity to teach your children how to SAVE money?