Personal Finance

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...

Paper Chase: Cashless

Cash is still our major currency but that doesn’t make it au courant. Plastic is where it’s at. Bitcoin is champing at the, er,...

Can a Lottery Make You a Better Saver?

Are you one of the more than two-thirds of Canadians who have lost sleep worrying about money? Apparently Bank of Nova Scotia’s tagline: “You’re...

Single and Lovin’ it? Here’s How to Stay Financially Strong

If you read a lot of personal finance stories, you’ll notice that often the advice given applies to couples. But singles—especially women—face their own...

What’s It Take to Be a One-Percenter in Canada?

We all know that Canada is very different from the United States, and not just in our love of hockey and our “eh” habit....

Point(s) Taken

Odds are, your wallet or smartphone is bursting with them: Loyalty cards — those promises of free groceries, travel and other bonuses. But are they...

Card Sharp: Cool Credit Card Perks

Today, a bonanza of credit cards with competitive features and rewards has increased our expectations for cards that suit our personal lifestyle preferences. “Hey...

The Truth About Long-Term Care Insurance

Everything is going great—until it isn’t. We focus on how long we think we’ll live and the amount of money we’ll need to fund...

Lost Your Job? Income Smoothing Can Help

It doesn’t take much to be restructured out of a job these days. And for many families, it can be a painful time both...