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Learning and discussion plans and selected educational news from The Globe & Mail, designed to work in your home and classroom. Developed by the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education.

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Thinking of going back to school? Make a financial plan first, experts say

In the News   |   May 17, 2024

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Going back to school can be a great way to accelerate your career, whether it’s getting a master’s degree or taking a certificate program to add more skills to your repertoire. But it’s also a... read more

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Tributes to Alice Munro pour in from across the literary community

In the News   |   May 16, 2024

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The Canadian literary community is mourning the death of Alice Munro, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013 and the Man Booker International Prize in 2009. A friend to many in the writing... read more

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Boats of confidence

Articles of Interest   |   May 16, 2024

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The Canadian Canoe Museum’s newly opened location is a worthy, welcoming place to paddle through history. The newly built Canadian Canoe Museum looks as if it is in motion: The building pushes southward toward a... read more

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Parents, what money messages are you sending your kids?

In the News   |   May 16, 2024

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As parents, we make daily decisions about spending, saving and debt. And whether we realize it or not, our kids notice. These decisions shape their future beliefs and foundational knowledge about money, and can have... read more

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For many Israelis and Palestinians, Benjamin Netanyahu, Mahmoud Abbas are an obstacle to peace

In the News   |   May 10, 2024

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When he’s at his residence in Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu only has to peek through the curtains to see the crowds calling for his resignation. Even when the protesters aren’t there, they’ve glued... read more

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How this advisor went from being a broke, single mom to a successful entrepreneur and financial planner

In the News   |   May 9, 2024

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Julia Chung, co-founder and chief executive officer of Vancouver-based Spring Planning Inc. and president of the Financial Planning Association of Canada, talks about growing up with hippie parents, surviving as a single teenage mom, and... read more

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Refugees ecstatic over golden opportunity to live in Canada

In the News   |   May 7, 2024

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In a remote refugee camp in Ethiopia, where Kadija Abdi Ahmed has lived since fleeing neighbouring Somalia as a teenager, there are few computers and only patchy access to the internet. When she does get... read more

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Business insolvencies rising to levels not seen since Great Recession

In the News   |   May 6, 2024

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Business insolvencies in Canada are hitting their highest point since the Great Recession, new data show. According to the federal Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy, 2,003 business insolvencies were filed from Jan. 1 to... read more

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Cellphone crackdown will improve student achievement, Ontario Education Minister Lecce says

In the News   |   May 1, 2024

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The Ontario government is strengthening its crackdown on the use of cellphones and vaping in elementary and high schools, giving school leaders the authority to notify parents, take away devices and suspend students who don’t comply.... read more

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An immigrant’s take on banking and home buying in Canada

Articles of Interest   |   May 1, 2024

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Almost 30 years ago, Maya Corbic and her family moved to Canada from war-torn Bosnia. Today, Ms. Corbic is a certified public accountant and author of a book called Piggy Banks to Stocks: The Ultimate Guide... read more

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More graduates will pursue family medicine in Canada, up from 2023

In the News   |   April 26, 2024

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More new medical school graduates will train to be family physicians in Canada this year than ever before, a development that will help but not solve a primary-care crisis that has left millions without a... read more

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‘It’s chaos:’ Cottage owners rush to sell ahead of capital gains tax changes, realtors say

In the News   |   April 25, 2024

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Cottage owners looking to sell are scrambling to close deals before proposed changes to the rules on capital gains take effect and potentially leave them on the hook for much higher tax bills, realtors say. The federal budget released... read more

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Spike in international student asylum claims an abuse of study permits, experts warn

In the News   |   April 22, 2024

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Asylum claims by international students have risen more than 1,500 per cent in the past five years, figures obtained by The Globe and Mail show, as experts warn that the study-permit system is being exploited... read more

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A federal budget personal finance report card

In the News   |   April 19, 2024

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An unpopular government takes on today’s biggest personal finance challenges in the federal budget released Tuesday. Here’s a report card that grades the budget on how it affects you and your household. Taxes: C- The headline budget... read more

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Canada’s bird watchers have a front row seat to climate change

Articles of Interest   |   April 15, 2024

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The Canada jay, also known by the Cree name wîskicahk and previously called the gray jay, earned its place as the country’s unofficial national bird through both its ubiquity and its pluck. In addition to a range that... read more

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