The Ontario Liberals revealed their new budget last week, with lots of change for taxpayers. Read on for the top Ontario budget highlights.
Post-grad students face even greater financial challenges than those hitting campus for the first time and often take a cut in earnings in order to study. Here are a few tips and resources for making going back to school more affordable for adults.
How long is your debt timeline? Think you could pay off your student loan or mortgage even faster? Check out this week’s headlines for our top tips.
A new report finds Ontario tuition costs are Canada’s highest, and have grown 248% since 1993! What can Ontario students do to counter these rising costs?
The small things really do add up. Your daily interest cost is what your debt costs you on an everyday basis – and the amount may shock you! Here’s how to calculate yours, and pay down your debt faster.
A recent RBC study finds students are worried about the financial future – and it’s no wonder, as employment prospects are tight, and tuition costs high. When it comes to juggling jobs, classes and loans, it’s easy to become a stress case – here, Derek shares his tips for staying financially grounded as he enters his last year of college.
A new partnership between OSAP and HigherEdPoints means Ontario students can now use Aeroplan points to pay off student debt. Sounds like a great idea – but will it really help counter student debt levels?
Back to school season is upon us, and many post-secondary students are already on campus, and spending their hard-won student loans. In addition to Psych 101, the college years often offer a crash course in “grown up” money management – but is generation Y really getting the message? One study finds the majority aren’t sure when they’ll pay back their student debt, while another suggests Boomer parents simply foot the bill.
Students may be overly optimistic about paying off their debt – a new study finds most think they’ll pay down their loans within five years – yet that expectation is often far from reality.
With the cost of living, real estate and education steadily rising, it’s arguable that today’s young adults face steep financial challenges. But does that mean they should depend on their retirement-aged parents for help? In light of reports that suggest today’s retirees are among the richest in history, Ted Rechstshaffen, a Toronto-area financial planner, suggests it makes sense for cash-strapped adults to continue to depend on their financially secure parents.