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Fear Of Missing Out: A Personal Finance Obstacle

What drives our impulse to spend? That question, central to the study of personal financial management, may be getting new answers from analysis of the behaviour of the social media generation. Social media is a venue...

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Defining Financial Adulthood

“Washed my dishes and did the laundry today: I’m adulting so hard right now.” The frequency with which this kind of message pops up on social media channels among my peer group – people in their...

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Building a Canadian Fintech Community

We’re getting very excited about this Thursday’s BCTIA TechBrew event, where financial startups from all over the city will have a chance to get together over a tasty beer or two, network, and present...

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Collectibles Investing: Trash or Treasure?

Everyone has a box or two hidden in their attic, basement or storage room, full of some or other well-preserved items – be they comics, rare books, sports cards, Beanie Babies, coins or the like – that they...

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Loan Interest Rates: It’s Not Just a Number

Given the choice, would you take a term loan at 40-something percent interest rate, or a credit card with an interest rate in the teens? It’s a question that many borrowers are faced with – and in light of...

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Spring Cleaning Your Finances

No matter what the weather is doing where you live, spring feels like it’s approaching – and just the same way you would plan to get rid of old clutter, give your place a sprucing-up, and refresh your sense...

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Share The Love: Frugal Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day is a holiday that puts many of us at odds. On one hand, it’s a chance to celebrate our connections with the people we care about most, to do the special things that we really might not get...

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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...

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