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Six numbers that will rule your personal finances in 2022

In the News   |   January 13, 2022

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The past year in personal finance has been like watching the events of a normal decade or two played at high speed. So much drama in such a short period. The worst inflation in decades,... read more

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Questions: Financial Literacy Quizzes #1 and #2

Quizzes   |   January 5, 2022

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The NextGen Edition is introducing a new feature under which it will post financial literacy quizzes. Your students can do the Quiz independently or you can set it up for competition and learning. We are posting... read more

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Two-thirds of Canadians worry their pay won’t keep up with inflation, survey suggests

Articles of Interest   |   December 8, 2021

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The rising cost of everyday items such as food and gas is a top economic concern, and two-thirds of Canadians are worried their pay will not keep up with inflation, according to a new Nanos... read more

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How worried should recent home buyers be about their mortgage renewal in five years?

In the News   |   November 30, 2021

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Low mortgage rates are housing’s great enabler. A recent home buyer named Tyler Johnston wonders how long this can last. He and his wife bought a home in Halifax recently and spent more than they... read more

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The millennial and Gen Z dream of home ownership is being exploited in ways that just make houses more expensive

In the News   |   November 25, 2021

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There is something comforting about the idea of upstart financial technology companies addressing the unaffordability of homes for young adults. Somebody’s got to do something, right? Politicians have been ineffectual on the issue of housing... read more

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This is your top weapon for beating back inflation’s attack on your household finances

In the News   |   October 29, 2021

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The impact of inflation on your family finances goes beyond pricey meat, scary heating bills and kill-me-now moments at the gas pump. At some point in the next 12 months, the Bank of Canada will... read more

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Canada’s annual inflation rate hits 4.4 per cent in September, highest since 2003

In the News   |   October 21, 2021

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Canadian inflation surged in September at the fastest pace since 2003 due to higher gas and housing costs, adding fuel to a boisterous debate over how long prices will rise rapidly. The consumer price index... read more

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The debate over buying a home versus renting is done – renting lost and it was never close

In the News   |   October 6, 2021

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Aside from a few free thinkers who see merit in the financial flexibility of renting, this is a country of people who want to own houses so badly it hurts. It’s almost sadistic to keep... read more

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These are your excuses for still using cash to pay for stuff

Articles of Interest   |   October 1, 2021

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For years, I tossed any coins in my pocket into a change jar at the end of every day. Once or twice a year, I’d roll the coins, deposit them at the bank and put... read more

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New taxes, daycare and help for home buyers: How Liberal election promises will affect your finances

Guest Column   |   September 22, 2021

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The same old Liberals will form the next government, but with a new agenda of measures that affects your personal finances if you’re a home buyer, a parent, a senior or a high earner, particularly... read more

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Canada’s inflation explained: How the surge affects you and what you can do about changing prices

In the News   |   September 16, 2021

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After a slump in consumer prices during the pandemic, they’ve come roaring back as demand increases and supplies of some goods get scarce. Here’s what you need to know. WHAT IS DRIVING INFLATION? Probably the... read more

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Only a big price drop will restore housing affordability. No federal party will acknowledge this

In the News   |   August 25, 2021

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The federal Liberals have finally found the hammer in their housing affordability toolbox. We can debate how directly responsible they are, but the Liberals have presided over what could very well turn out to be... read more

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A test of your financial savvy for handling what’s ahead in housing, investing and inflation

In the News   |   August 18, 2021

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The biggest mistake in personal finance is basing your plans for the future on what’s happening now. Periods of stability and quiet do happen in finance, but not lately. We have seen some unusually fast-moving... read more

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Managing your personal finances on a smartphone? It’s addictive

Articles of Interest   |   July 27, 2021

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My smartphone ate my wallet, and I couldn’t be happier about it. In the past six months, I have migrated a lot of my banking, investing and monitoring of reward cards to my phone. My... read more

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Inflation, as tracked in bagels, bacon and pints of beer

In the News   |   July 21, 2021

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My recent shout-out asking for examples of inflation produced a full shopping list full of examples. We know inflation is on the rise – we started the year with prices rising 1 per cent year over year... read more

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