Personal Finance

News You Can Use— How Headlines Affect Your Wallet

When reporting a story, I constantly refer back to the essential journalism question: “Why should people care?” Lately, we’ve been inundated with financial headlines,...

Book Value: How Raise Your Financial IQ

When it comes to boosting your financial knowledge, the list of topics is endless — but before hitting the expert-level on the latest investment...

Are You Paying More Because of Big Data?

If you’ve ever had that creepy feeling you’re being followed, you’re right. In fact, you’ve been tracked for so long you may not even...

Overdone: Is Your Nest Egg Too Big?

Consider it a nice problem to have. After decades of saving and being careful and watching your pennies, you’ve accumulated a nice big fat...

Is Starbucks Really Putting You in the Poorhouse?

Whether you are a Tim Hortons fan or a Starbucks aficionada, Suze Orman, finance expert and best-selling author of Women and Money, has harsh words:...

Are You Frugal or a Miser?

Whether we’re saving for retirement, a home or to create a substantial nest egg, most of us are busy putting money away toward a...

Money SOS: Emergency Fund Basics

An emergency fund is the least sexy of all the financial planning topics. However, knowing that your financial obligations will be covered for a...

Hurray for Mediocrity! Why Aiming for Average is a Winning Strategy

If you haven’t watched the Netflix series “Dead to Me”, I recommend giving it a spin. It’s about the unlikely friendship between two women,...

Pay Off Debts or Invest? How to Solve this Dilemma

Mortgage, car loan, line of credit? Many Canadians have household debt— as much as $2 trillion in 2017, according to the Bank of Canada—three-quarters...