Canada Budget

Military Has Enough Money To Do Its Job, Morneau Says

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Politics

The finance minister says the military is "appropriately provisioned."

What To Look For In The Liberals' Second Budget

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2017 | Canada Politics

The Trudeau government is about to introduce the second budget of its mandate.

Federal Budget 2017: Feminist Foreign Policy Needs More Than Rhetoric

Hélène Laverdière | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Politics
Hélène Laverdière

If we really want to support women and really want to be known as a feminist nation, then we need to work hand-in-hand with women and fund their work. We would welcome an announcement for this in the federal budget this week. But for this to happen, it would take courage and vision - not just rhetoric.

Watch: Bill Morneau Answers Your Questions

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.24.2017 | Canada Business

Join us for a live Q&A.

Federal Budget Won't Have Measures To Address Trump Uncertainties

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Politics

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will deliver the Liberal government's second budget on March 22.

Morneau Announces Federal Budget Date

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Politics

It will be the first budget to be introduced amid the economic uncertainty of the Donald Trump era.

These Retail Tricks Are Designed To Make You Spend More

Avraham Byers | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Business
Avraham Byers

Retail marketing scientists have mastered the art of seduction. They make a living by influencing your purchasing decisions and, on occasion, roping you into buying something you really don't need.

Women (And Children) Still Missing From Toronto's Budget

Kristyn Wong-Tam | Posted 02.15.2017 | Canada Politics
Kristyn Wong-Tam

If gender-based analysis was actually incorporated in the development of the capital budget, staff recommendations would certainly have gone against overpriced infrastructure destined to serve mostly male, car-focused commuters and do more to assist Toronto's vulnerable residents, who are mostly racialized, newcomer, poor families including women and children living in far flung suburban neighbourhoods.

The Cost Of Love: Student Edition

Laura Plant | Posted 02.13.2017 | Canada
Laura Plant

Ahh, Valentine's Day. While some love it and some hate it, there is no question that there seems to be pressure to do something extra special for your...

9 Food Storage Tips To Help You Save Money

Jamie Logie | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

This is the time of year people tend to scrimp a bit more and in conjunction with people setting health goals for the new year, I wanted to pass on some money-saving tips. These tips, however, are not food shopping or coupon saving ideas but how to save money once you've brought that food home.

Zi-Ann Lum

Canadian Foreign-Aid Spending So Low It's A 'Potential Tragedy': Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Politics

"This situation is not the Trudeau government’s fault."

The Snowball Method Can Help You Put Your Debt On Ice

Avraham Byers | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Business
Avraham Byers

If I gave you $500 a month to put towards your debt, what's the best way to use it? Should you chisel away at the debts with highest interest rate? Or knock off the smaller ones first? The answer might surprise you.

Canadians Didn't Sign Up For Trudeau's Scandals And Bad Policies

Luke Rebello | Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada Politics
Luke Rebello

The Liberal party has a history of fiscal irresponsibility and running large deficits, but this Liberal government has started a trend of breaking major campaign promises.

Bringing Mindfulness To Your Money

Laura Plant | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada
Laura Plant

I did not start out as a budgeting super star. I made lots of mistakes along the way. But once I got the hang of it, I was hooked. I loved the process...

The Real Cost Of Holiday Spending Is Even Higher Than You Think

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

When we think about holiday spending, often our thoughts turn to how much we will be spending on gifts for the kids, close friends and family. We migh...

Even With Low Interest Rates, Federal Deficits Are A Concern

Jasmin Guénette | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Business
Jasmin Guénette

The federal deficit is rising, far beyond the $10 billion projected in the Liberal's election platform. The stated purpose of running $130 billion of deficits over five years is to stimulate the Canadian economy, whose prospects for growth are deteriorating.

Liberals Unveil New Infrastructure Bank, But Details Are Hazy

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.01.2016 | Canada Politics

But the former parliamentary budget officer said it was "exciting."

Stay In The Black This Holiday Season

Jeffrey Schwartz | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Living
Jeffrey Schwartz

Instead of drawing a forgone conclusion that you'll spend hundreds to thousands of dollars just because it's the holidays -- let's find another way. No one likes the impending debt emergency in the new year. To avoid spending beyond your means, now is the perfect time to get your financial house in order and save for the holidays.

How To Keep Your Back To School Spending Under Control

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 08.16.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathy Buckworth

There are plenty of hidden costs that come along with the back-to-school season, but at the same time we want to make sure our kids are prepared to hit the classroom. How can you manage your budget effectively?

Know The Difference Between Being Frugal And Just Plain Cheap

Steven Shehori | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Business
Steven Shehori

Bottom line: cheapness is about spending less, regardless of who's affected by your actions. This isn't a goal-driven characteristic -- it's an obnoxious personality trait that promotes immediate financial gain at the expense of others.

The Advantages Of Frozen Produce

Jamie Logie | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

You only use what you need at the time and the rest can remain frozen. If you think of how quickly produce spoils I'd be pretty sure you've thrown away your fair share of it over the years.

Premier Wynne Making Life Harder For Ontario Taxpayers

Christine Van Geyn | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Christine Van Geyn

Over the long weekend, many Ontarians took time to visit friends and family across the province. For many, a topic of conversation over dining tables or dockside drinks was the state of the province and revelations from the past week of the conduct of Premier Kathleen Wynne. But where to begin?

8 Tropical-Feeling Canadian Escapes

Cheapflights.ca | Posted 04.21.2016 | Canada Travel
Cheapflights.ca

Planning a vacation to an idyllic tropical destination is never a bad idea, but it's not always feasible. Often, the further you go, the more you're likely to pay, but you don't have to leave the country to get the beachside escape you're craving -- you have more than enough options right at home.

Alberta's Budget Inspires, Newfoundland's Does Not

Jerry Dias | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

The NDP government of Rachel Notley is showing the rest of Canada, and Newfoundland and Labrador in particular, that when tough times hit, we look after each other. Across the country, the Liberal government of Dwight Ball is showing no such compassion, bringing in tax hikes and service cuts that hurt those with the lowest incomes most.

You Weren't Born To Pay Off Debt And Die

Cait Flanders | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada Business
Cait Flanders

What you don't have to do forever is live with debt. You don't have to spend every month calculating how much you can afford to put towards debt repayment, while continuing to use credit, and staying in the never-ending cycle of borrowing money and trying to pay it back. It's not an easy cycle to get out of; I know that firsthand.