Surviving on minimum wage is never easy, and is a stark reality for many newcomers to Canada. Pracheer Saran shares how he managed to make ends meet – and even save – all while working for $11 an hour.
November is Financial Literacy Month, and we’re kicking it off with a themed Money Wise week full of money management tips.
There’s no way around it – kids are expensive! Fortunately, there are resources for cash strapped parents. Check out this list of government programs, along with the investments to make now to get your kids started on the right financial foot.
It’s time for gift shopping! Check off every name on your list for less with our two-for-one retailer tips, and have more savings at the end of the season.
Who doesn’t dream of winning the lottery? Cashing in on the finer things in life and taking early retirement may seem like bliss, but a windfall can be too good to be true. Read on to find out how winning can actually lead to financial disaster – and what to do to protect your money if you actually win.
Fighting over finances is common, with 86 per cent of Canadians saying it’s a constant source of conflict. What are we fighting over? Turns out, most arguments are sparked by differing takes on money management and long term financial priorities.
You can’t put a price on healthy, active kids – but coping with the costs of competitive sports is a challenge for many Canadian families. Not only are parents shelling out thousands for gear, registration and travel, but those who take time off to support their kid’s sport may be missing out on income as well.
Everyone knows how important it is for parents to support what their children are learning in school. This means sitting with them to do homework and making sure they are keeping their grades up. But what about financial literacy? Who is responsible for teaching kids about money matters?