Finance

Personal Finance Lessons from The Rio Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics are scheduled to begin in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in just under a month (August 5, to be precise.) Their development has not been without controversy: in a country with widening...

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Brexit: What To Know for Canadian Finances

Canada may enjoy our Commonwealth status and sport the portrait of the Queen on currency, buildings, and the occasional pub mantelpiece, but the recent Brexit vote has certainly cast the transatlantic relationship in a...

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Breaking Down Your Personal Finance Data

Personal finance blog “Mixed Up Money” recently published a post advocating for the setting aside of one day a month – usually the first or the last day – to do all your personal finance...

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37% of Canadians Caught Financially Unprepared: Manulife Report

A new report on consumer debt in Canada, published by Manulife Bank, highlights some important statistics that will shape our understanding of the pressures and challenges faced by citizens of all provinces in many...

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Technology vs. Habitual Spending

As enthusiasts of many kinds know, a habit is a hard thing to break. Whether you just have to hang your keys in the same place every day, or you feel the itch to reach for a cigarette on a regular basis, mental patterns...

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Decoding Fintech in Canada

Two financial technology articles with significantly different tone have been published in recent days, one by Forbes and one by Canadian Business magazine. Both centering on analysis of a broader context in which to...

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Being a Better Friend to Those in Debt

The journey toward achieving your personal finance goals is uniquely dependent on your situation – no two financial plans or lifestyle choices are the same. However, one thing common to anyone looking to improve...

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Fear of Missing Out Pt. 2: Financial Decisions

In our last blog, we talked about the “fear of missing out” or FOMO affecting the spending proclivities of a generation linked to social media. It’s true that seeing the lifestyle habits of friends, brands, and...

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