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The Key to Saving for College: Start Now

The Key to Saving for College: Start Now

The average undergrad tuition fees for Canadian students range from in the $4Ks to $20K+ depending on the field of study, and many of these costs are increasing year over year. So, parents should get started saving early. But how to start? Here are some tips.
Financing Your Future: Here’s How to Start Investing

Financing Your Future: Here’s How to Start Investing

The first question to ask about investing – when to start – is easy to answer: now, or as soon as you can. More years of investing give your money more opportunity to grow. Beyond that, you have some choices to make. Here’s a guide.
What Is Phishing and How Can You Protect Yourself?

What Is Phishing and How Can You Protect Yourself?

Phishing scams are becoming more common and sophisticated, and it can be hard to know how to spot them or what to do about them. But with a bit of education, you can be on the lookout for telltale signs of people trying to get your information and take steps to protect yourself. And if you fall prey to one of these attacks, there are steps you can take to fix it.
How Much Do You Need To Save? Here Are Questions To Ask Yourself

How Much Do You Need To Save? Here Are Questions To Ask Yourself

Savings are a cornerstone of financial stability. Whether you have enough money saved could mean the difference between riding out an emergency and being ruined by it. So how much to save? Here's what you should be thinking about.
How Much Debt Is Too Much? Here Are The Warning Signs

How Much Debt Is Too Much? Here Are The Warning Signs

Money doesn’t buy happiness, the saying goes, but “danger debt” can buy misery. Debt balances that are too overwhelming, interest rates that are too high, and debt purchases that are for trivial things can lead to big trouble. Here are signs that you’re knee deep in danger debt.
Top Phone Scams: Thieves On the Line Are Clever, But You Can Outwit Them

Top Phone Scams: Thieves On the Line Are Clever, But You Can Outwit Them

Some phone scams are as old as crime itself, while others are cooked up fresh to take advantage of the latest news -- like COVID-19. Either way, almost all phone thieves are either after your money or your personal information so they can steal your identity. Here are some common phone scams and tips on how you can protect yourself.
What You Need to Know About Insurance Coverage Options

What You Need to Know About Insurance Coverage Options

While most of us are familiar with home or health insurance, there are tons of unique coverage options available for all kinds of things. Check out this guide to learn about the most important insurance plans and why they’re worth the cost.
Easy Tips to Help You Budget For Life’s Extras

Easy Tips to Help You Budget For Life’s Extras

One of the hardest things to budget for is unexpected and extra expenses. Follow these tips to improve your financial well-being and be ready for whatever life throws at you.
Keep Your Money in a Safe Place With These Banking Tips

Keep Your Money in a Safe Place With These Banking Tips

Protecting your savings should be a top priority when searching for a bank or lender. Check out these tips to ensure your local bank is legitimate and keep your money safe while building for your future.
Prepare for the Unexpected With These Tips for Starting an Emergency Fund

Prepare for the Unexpected With These Tips for Starting an Emergency Fund

When an emergency strikes, money is often one of the major causes of stress and uncertainty. Help secure your financial well-being with this guide to establishing an emergency fund and always be ready for the unexpected.