Good and Bad Debt: Metric or Myth?

Health professionals have long debated the idea that there’s such a thing as a “good calorie” or a “bad calorie” in terms of what you eat: the same may hold true for things like fats, cholesterol, grains and many other hotly contested nutritional items in…

Study Links Parental Debt, Children’s Emotional Wellness

Dealing with the pressures of debt and oncoming bills can create significant personal stress – in fact, stress relief is one of the biggest immediate ways in which taking control of your finances can help you make strides in your personal life and future planning. Until…

Bills, Bills Bills: Bill Payments, Automation and Payments

In the 1980s, the dawn of the affordable personal computer promised a “paperless” world. Yet, when it comes to our monthly bill payments, the paperless future is far from a reality. You may still receive a paper bill for many of your utilities, subscriptions and…

The Low Canadian Dollar: Your Personal Finance Guide

The recent decline in value of the Canadian dollar – which, at the time of writing, stands at $0.69 USD, has made headlines in financial discussions all across the country. Much of the discussion has so far centred on large-scale and long term financial effects,…

Personal Finance Adapts to an Aging Demographic

Though much of the discussion surrounding personal financial education and long-term planning has centred on the development of sound money management principles in a generation of tech-savvy youth, consideration must also be given to the financial needs of an aging demographic. Statistically, Canada is one…

One Day to Better Personal Finance

The road to better personal financial health is an important one to take. And yet, for many Canadians, it seems as though only a long series of incremental changes will begin to make any kind of difference to their financial security. This slow but steady…