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The Wake-Up Call: Financial Advice Meets Hip Hop Royalty

As he once famously put it, rapper and media mogul Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter, is less a businessman than a business, man. Forbes ranks him among the richest people in the hip hop music world with a net worth of approximately $USD 810 million. Though his stake in music streaming
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Core Concepts – Investments

Is learning more about investments, or starting a more intelligently planned portfolio of your own, among your 2018 New Year’s resolutions?  This is true for many Canadians, and it’s important for new investors to understand some of the core concepts that will help them make the best decisions and manage
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Hitting the Reset Button

We’ve all been there: in over our heads, panic starting to set in, wishing we could simply reach out, hit the big red button, and RESET! - start over from the beginning using what we know and what we’ve learned through trial and, yes, error. Hasn’t everyone wished for a
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Canadians Close Out The Year With Record High Debt

According to new data released by Statistics Canada, our country’s record-setting appetite for consumer debt is set to reach a new high for the end of the year. The proportion of Canadian household debt relative to income was reported to have risen roughly 1% to a total of 171%, or
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To Rent or Own? Breaking Down The Cost of Housing in Canada

Although much has been written about how rapidly rising housing costs in major Canadian cities have priced out many buyers, particularly those looking for their first home, some Canadians are setting their sights on home ownership as an economically prudent alternative to the financial challenge of consistently increasing rents. Though
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Managing Your Money in the Gig Economy

The prevalence of self-employed, independent workers and contractors performing part-time work, also known as the “gig economy,” has exploded in recent years. Over the past 20 years, the number of gig economy workers — those who operate as independent contractors, often through apps — has increased by about 27 percent
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The Rising Cost of Education: How To Save For University

Going to university is a major step for any Canadian looking to expand their career options, secure a future job in a lucrative field, and build their educational history to the point that most of what we currently view as middle-to-upper-class goals can be achieved. Millions of Canadian students work
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The Most Important Number In Personal Finance

As a personal finance go-getter, your world is doubtlessly full of important numbers. Be they bank statements, phone contacts, bills, savings, or interest rates, it can often feel like there are just so many different things to keep track of! What’s a savvy saver and smart investor to do? It
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