5 Financial Tips For High School Graduates

Congratulations!  You’ve finally made it!  Another graduation season is wrapping up.  You’ve listened to an inspiring valedictorian speech, the caps have been tossed, and you’ve partied all night at prom.  Perhaps you’ve lined up a lucrative...

More Money For Beer And Textbooks Podcast

I had the pleasure of being a guest on the More Money for Beer and Textbooks podcast recently where I was interviewed by Kyle Prevost from My University Money. The topic was student banking and we talked about whether University students should get a credit card while...

When Doing What You Love Doesn’t Pay The Bills

We’re taught to follow our passions, but what happens when doing what you love doesn’t pay the bills?  A post-secondary degree is almost essential to get a decent job in Canada, but there’s a significant earnings gap for graduates depending on their chosen field of...

My TD e-Series RESP Portfolio

One of the first things we did after our kids were born was open an RESP account. We set-up a family plan, rather than a single beneficiary plan, and have contributed $200 per month for the past few years. We just put money into a GIC for the first year.  The account...

Are Children’s Extracurricular Activities Worth It?

12-year old Brittanie is supposed to be practicing her piano lessons.  Instead she’s playing catch with the dog.  “Play,” yells her mother, “I’m not paying 50 bucks a week for you to take piano if you’re not going to practice.” Sometimes parents feel like drill...

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