Teri Courchene

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Teri is a former economist and director of research at one of Canada's big banks. With an academic background in economics and education, Teri teaches financial literacy at The University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies.

How I Taught My Daughter About Money

How we teach our children and young adults about finance and investing will vary dramatically among parents based on our different approaches to parenting,...

“I Wish I Had Known That!”

How many times have we thought, “I wish knew then what I know now…” With age comes wisdom— particularly financial wisdom. I asked a diverse...

Investing 101

Getting started with in investing can be intimidating. One solution is to start small and scale up as you gain experience and confidence.   Gimme Shelter:...

How Much Cash Do You Need?

Investors may have been lulled into the false impression that stock markets only go one way – up. The past 5 years were dream...

5 Common Investor Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Given the amount of financial information that swirls around us every day, it’s no wonder that investors get confused.  Sorting through blogs, podcasts and...

Test Your Financial Savvy

Canadian women lag men when it comes to financial literacy. According to a 2014 study from Statistics Canada, only 15% of women, compared to...

How to be Financially Fit in Your Golden Years

First the good news: Women, currently in their 50s, can expect to live to a median age of 86, outliving men by 4 years....

What to Expect When You are Investing

As an economist, I can tell you that forecasting is easy – it’s the accuracy part that’s hard! When there are so many different...

Three Financial Resolutions For Your Consideration

Most of us approach the new year with excitement but also with trepidation, since we carry with us a long list of resolutions. Let’s...