For many students trying to afford university, summer is a prime time for padding that bank account. Here are 5 tips for making the most of your student savings.
If you’ve ever signed a contract – for a cell phone, cable package or a bank account – you’ve likely noticed the wording “terms may be subject to change”. They don’t just put that in there for the heck of it – it’s up to you as a consumer to ensure you’re still getting the best service for your buck.
Student bank rates are often discounted or free for those enrolled full-time – but that can change quickly after graduation! Often your bank will change your account type without letting you know – and you could find yourself paying fees. Here’s what you need to know.
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As if tuition wasn’t a big enough money drain – turns out many Canadian post secondary students are burning their funds without even realizing it! Are you guilty of one of these student money wasters? Here are the top 5 to avoid.
There’s no better time to master living off a dime than in post secondary school. From managing your life expenses and tuition to keeping tabs on daily costs, we’ve got tips to help you stretch your dollars.
The costs of tuition are going up – and getting through post secondary school with minimal debt levels takes a certain amount of financial savvy. However, a TD survey shows that 28 per cent of students still spend the majority of their money on entertainment. Establishing smart money management before heading off to school can make all the difference between graduating debt-free or a lifetime in the red.
It seems like we spend our lives striving to be debt free, but the reality is, each life stage presents a unique financial challenge to overcome. Whether you’re a student scraping by, or facing retirement with a smaller-than-expected pension, planning for your unique debt stage will help make you more prosperous at any age.
Planning to leave your parents’ home? “Fleeing the nest” can be an exciting coming-of-age milestone – but it comes with bills, bills, and you guessed it, more bills. Whether you’re off to experience student housing or are a new grad looking to establish yourself, budgeting and saving skills are vital to becoming financially independent.
Forget final exams – finding work once out of school is likely the biggest challenge facing newly-graduated youths. It’s easy to be discouraged by news of high unemployment rates – but by changing up your job hunting strategy (and being prepared for a few compromises) there are jobs to be found. Read on to find out how you can tap into Canada’s so-called skills shortage.