Financial Literacy

The Benefits Of Offering Group Benefits To Your Employees

Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada Business

Most business owners will agree that an employee benefit package is one of the best ways to attract and retain top talent. It not only instills an emp...

An Insurance Guide For Home Buyers

Dan Poole | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Living
Dan Poole

While most people think about home insurance as protection for costly events that can happen to their home, it's also important to think about the things that can put your ability to pay for your home at risk. To help you protect your dream home, no matter the situation, here are a few insurance tips and must-haves for your new purchase.

Everything You Need To Know About Succession Plans

Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Business

Everything you need to know about succession plans. From the AOL Partner Studio

Get In Control Of Your Finances With These 5 Tips

Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Living

Get in control of your finances with these 5 tips. From the AOL Partner Studio

How To Financially Prepare For Unexpected Health Challenges

Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Living

No matter how well we take care of ourselves, there may come a time when we experience a health scare. And while Canada's universal health care system definitely helps us in many ways, not every cost incurred by an illness or injury can be covered.

2017: The Year Of Smarter Shopping

Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada
Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada

Let's say you're thinking of buying something for yourself beyond groceries or essentials - whose opinion, or what kind of advertising influences Cana...

Things To Do Before Meeting With A Financial Advisor

Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Living

Four things you should keep in mind before meeting a financial advisor. From the AOL Partner Studio

5 Ways A Financial Advisor Can Help You

Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Living

What does a financial adviser do anyway? The answer may surprise you. From the AOL Partner Studio

3 Financial Acronyms Every Canadian Should Know

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.14.2016 | Canada Business

No matter which one you pick, it's best to start early.

What's In A Number? Credit Scores 101

Alyssa Furtado | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Business
Alyssa Furtado

November was Financial Literacy Month in Canada, a time for all Canadians to focus on better management of our individual financial goals. Credit plays an important role in living a focused and healthy financial life. Having good credit will help you qualify for a loan, mortgage, or credit card.

Financial Literacy Tips For Every Age

Jennifer Tory | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Business
Jennifer Tory

As we near the end of Financial Literacy Month, it's a good time to remind us all that financial literacy is something that should be an ongoing journey of learning and practice. Taking charge of one's financial future is a continual process, not a one-and-done task.

Breaking The Cycle Of Canadian Mediocrity

Jeffrey Overall | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Jeffrey Overall

Canada recently won the World Cup of Hockey, solidifying our hockey supremacy. However, outside of Canada, no one really cares about hockey. What's worse is that we are far from dominant on many important international metrics.

Disability Credits And Grants: A Financial Boost And Peace-Of-Mind

Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada | Posted 09.01.2016 | Canada Business
Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada

Financial knowledge is at the heart of stretching our dollars. For those with a severe and prolonged disability, saving money can be particularly challenging, given the expenses that often accompany disabilities and, in some cases, the difficulties getting or holding a job. And if you are tending to a loved one with a disability, extra costs likely are involved.

Summer Jobs Build Money Smarts

Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Parents
Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada

That initial job can also serve as an ideal springboard to talk money management with your kids and help strengthen their financial knowledge.

The Power Of Female Leaders: Q&A With Jamilah Taib Murray

G(irls)20 | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

Jamilah Taib Murray founded Sakto Corporation, one of Ottawa's foremost property development and management companies. She is a long-time philanthropist with a particular dedication to fostering education for women and children, and female empowerment through promoting participation and leadership skills building

Want Your Kids To Be Money-Smart? You're Their Best Teachers

Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada | Posted 04.20.2017 | Canada Parents
Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada

Our kids are often most receptive to advice when it starts at home. The best time to begin is now. For example, even preschoolers are ready to start thinking about finances. If they know mommy or daddy goes off to work, they can understand why -- the answer is to earn money.

Budgets And Bank Statements Are The New Birds And The Bees

Wade Stayzer | Posted 03.18.2017 | Canada Parents
Wade Stayzer

The birds and the bees may not be the only difficult conversation you'll be having with your kids, discussing money and finances with your children can be just as challenging. Given the lack of mandated financial literacy courses in Canada, parents can fill the void by teaching financial concepts to their children early on.

A Survivor's Guide To The Sandwich Generation

Andrea Love | Posted 02.03.2017 | Canada Living
Andrea Love

According to Statistics Canada, the "sandwich generation" now includes more than two million Canadians -- or 28 per cent of all caregivers in Canada -- with the majority being women between 35 and 44 years old. This number is only expected to rise as Canada's population ages and the older generation is no longer capable of caring for themselves. That leaves us with a generation stuck with caring for their late-leaving adult children and their ailing parents at the same time. How do they cope?

Trapped In A Debt Cycle? This 'Dragon's Den' Host Has An Out

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Business

“Feeling like you deserve something is different than needing something.”

Let's Talk About The Emotional Aspect Of Personal Finance

JA Canada | Posted 11.20.2016 | Canada Business
JA Canada

When improving or correcting money management behaviour in others, we must be sensitive to the personal and emotional definitions of value that are consciously and unconsciously involved. Yet most financial literacy programs avoid this altogether and focus on the more pragmatic and practical skills.

Healthy Financial Habits Make For A Happy Holidays

Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada | Posted 11.19.2016 | Canada Business
Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada

CPA Canada released a Summer Spending Followup Survey, which revealed that 42 per cent of those surveyed were essentially on-budget this past summer. What does this have to do with holiday spending? Quite a bit, actually. Those who fared better followed a few basic principles we might all want to remember.

An Early Lesson In Financial Literacy Creates Empowered Adults

JA Canada | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Business
JA Canada

My firm belief is that if my kids are to become financially savvy young adults, they must have diverse and varied experience with handling money as soon as they can understand what it represents. If this education is absent, there are some clear dangers in navigating life's money minefield.

Financial Literacy Is Essential To Fighting Fraud

Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Business
Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada

According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC), mass marketing fraud is an enormous business that consistently claims victims who have not taken the time to verify with whom they are dealing. In fact, the CAFC says the surest way to avoid fraud is to verify, verify, verify.

It's Time To Put Financial Literacy In The Spotlight

Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada | Posted 10.28.2016 | Canada Business
Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada

The fact many Canadians are living beyond their means and are vulnerable to economic shocks highlights the importance of Financial Literacy Month (FLM), which takes place each November in Canada. This year, FLM aims to use the national strategy as a springboard to rally support across the country in the effort to help Canadians become better money managers.

How to Teach Your Kids About Money

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathy Buckworth

With the first day of school well behind us, and students settling into new routines, now is a great time to take up some learning outside the classroom. Many school curricula don't include financial literacy, so demonstrating the value of money in real world situations has extra importance.