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It's not the loans that need fixing. It's the education itself.
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This is pretty big: graduating high school! It's a major accomplishment. Now, for the first time, you get to decide what your next steps will be. College? University? Both are exciting options, but there is one important question you need to answer.
When corruption and callous disregard for the marginalized can be so richly rewarded, what incentive do my students have for being good? When cheating does not preclude you from occupying the highest office in the province, why should they listen to my warnings about plagiarism?
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Justin Trudeau is perpetuating a myth about the middle class. In reality, it has devolved into a new working class that is both white collar and blue collar - a world defined by massive levels of student debt, sky-high housing prices and the perpetual cycle of short-term contract work without benefits.
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Federal officials are increasing their efforts to collect outstanding student debt.
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From the students I've talked to, many think that scholarship and bursaries are only available to top grade earners, but the truth is -- that there are many options available for students across every discipline of study, diverse background and level of study. The catch to getting this free money?
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Earning under $25,000? You can hold off on those student debt payments.
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No wonder student debt is soaring.
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The Canada Child Benefit is a new program aimed at helping families with the cost of raising children today and into the future. This is the week when the cheques (or direct deposits) are set to arrive. I'm optimistic that the money will prompt some families to open up a Registered Education Savings Plan for their kids.
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TORONTO — Many of this year's new post-secondary graduates have left the academic world carrying tens of thousands of dollars in debt. Meantime, those heading to college and university this fall will...
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As rent prices continue to soar across Canada, here are a few ways you can take matters into your own hands and minimize your rent in the city -- legally.
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While New Brunswick offers more post-secondary tuition grants, Newfoundland takes them away.
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It was a question that many of us were asked repeatedly during university, at family functions, hanging out at the pub or making small talk during travel, "What are you going to do with a History degr...
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Hearing directly from students about issues they care deeply about was a great experience. As a Premier whose top priority is to ensure everyone can get a good job, it's my job to fix these problems. It's my job to erase any worries people have that a college or university education is out of reach. And it's my job to make it easier for more young people to continue learning and pursuing their passions after high school. That's why, as announced in last week's Ontario 2016 Budget, we are making the single-largest modernization of student financial assistance in the history of our province.
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From buying a new winter coat and gift exchanges with friends, to purchasing a ticket home and celebrating the end of exams, there is no doubt that the holidays and New Year's Eve can put stress on a student's finances.
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After six weeks at school, students may be surprised by how much it actually costs to live independently. When I first moved out on my own, I was amazed by all the hidden costs. Living at home, my parents covered most expenses -- from groceries to toiletries -- and I never gave it a second thought.
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We're not waiting for parties to take us seriously, we're going to the polls to show them we're serious about electing candidates who make postsecondary education a priority in a meaningful way. We need to hear of plans for reduced tuition fees, increased access to grants and forgiven student debt. This election, students know the stakes. Students don't need to be convinced to vote for an abstract reason -- the truth is as a student, you must vote this election because if you don't, you're giving our next government permission to continue ignoring you and your future.
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The average Canadian comes out of school with around $27,000 worth of debt and, based on an entry level job, the monthly payment will take up a significant amount of your disposable income. When I graduated, I traveled Europe for three months and then bought my first condo. It was all because of the steps I had taken when I was in school. Make sure that you sow the seeds of your financial success now.
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A recent piece by the CBC states credit card debt has spiked among students over the past five to 10 years. However, this conflicts with reports that students are eschewing credit cards altogether. So, what's the real story on student consumer debt? To find out, we asked 820 Canadians born between 1990 and 1996 about their debt perspectives.
Like many Canadian teens, I grew up not learning about basic household budgeting, so when I went to university for the first time I was a little lost. I made mistakes. I got into debt. I spent more than I had. Then I realized how hard it was to pay off debt on an entry-level salary, and I got smart about my finances.
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"We feel that we have a responsibility to change the narrative of apathetic young people or apathetic students."
The post-secondary years are the ideal time to lock in great habits and fill any gaps in your children's financial education. Regardless of whether there are savings set aside or loans to be taken, managing the dollars matters. It's our young people who gain the most from good advice as they take on increased responsibility.
It's a three-digit number that can make you or break you -- it can affect your ability to buy a home, rent an apartment, buy a car, and in some cases prevent you from getting a job. But despite its value, many of us are blissfully unaware of our credit score.
TORONTO — Worry over tuition and living expenses is dogging almost half of post-secondary students as they head back to school. They're also afraid they won't be able to pay back debt once they gradua...
"Without a deliberate, national plan around post-secondary education and youth employment, we are going to see this generation failed again."
It's almost back-to-school time... and love it or hate it, no one can deny that it can be a time of high anxiety for both students and parents. From shopping for clothes and supplies to arranging transportation, preparing for courses and making new friends, it can be exciting, but stressful as well.
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When it comes to student debt, not all provinces are created equal. In fact, few things in Canada are as unequal as the price of a post-secondary education. According to data compiled by Consolidated...
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Happy halfway through the year! How has your year been going financially? Did you get the promotion you were hoping for? Have you been paying down your debt and getting on top of your money? If the answer is no, that's OK, because we still have six more months to go until next year!
The start of summer is the last time that students want to think about university and their future, but the time is right to start building a plan. With school getting more expensive and good jobs hard to get when you graduate it's crucial to put some strategies in place.
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Buy a Volvo, get $250 off your student loan!
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I've heard the joke -- what's the difference between a large pizza and a history degree? One can feed a family of four. For the purposes of the pun, history can be replaced with any liberal arts major; however, history often gets an especially bad reputation for being particularly unemployable and well, pointless.
Generation Y Canadians, born between 1980 and 1995, are constantly portrayed in the media as a generation burdened with financial issues. Here are a few tips from my personal experiences to ward off the spend-fests and embrace the habit of saving to overcome student debt.