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7 ways to stay out of debt this holiday season

How to stay out of debt this holiday season The holidays are at the same time every year, but they still have a way of creeping up on your wallet.…

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Financial Literacy: Knowing the difference between APR and APY interest rates

Financial Literacy Series: Knowing the difference between APR and APY When it comes to calculating interest rates, there are two methods: Annual Percentage Rate (APR) and Annual Percentage Yield (APY).…

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Financial Literacy: How credit cards can help or hinder your savings or other financial goals

Financial Literacy Series: Your credit cards can work for—or against—your financial goals. Learn how to manage them successfully. Credit cards seem to hold a lot of power—from providing safety and…

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Financial Literacy: How interest rates work

Financial Literacy Series: What interest rates are and how they affect your life While watching the news, you’ve likely noticed that interest rates are falling. For some people, this just…

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Financial Literacy: So, what exactly is financial literacy anyway?

Financial Literacy Series: What is financial literacy, and why is it so important? You probably spend money almost every day. But that doesn’t mean you’re necessarily an expert on it.…

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Helping youth become more financially independent: Global News Morning BC

  Well, right now back to school often means more financial responsibilities for youth and their families this is also the perfect time to start talking to your kids about…

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How to build an emergency fund

The No-Stress Guide to Creating an Emergency Fund Whether you’re dealing with job loss or fallout from a basement flood, having an emergency fund when things go awry can put…

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How to build a budget for university

You’ve got your university acceptance letter and it’s almost time to begin your post-secondary studies. But are you financially ready to start the school year? Before putting your nose to…

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How to talk about money with your spouse

6 Ways to Talk About Money With Your Spouse—And Achieve Financial Harmony If you don’t always see eye-to-eye with your spouse on financial matters, it doesn’t have to be a…

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8 money tips for university

The start of the school year is an exciting time. It means giddy reunions with your friends, welcome back parties, cracking open… brand new notebooks, lugging textbooks across campus, nuking…

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How to set a budget you’ll actually use

Budgets. A word many people dread because of its association with restrictions, hassle, and headaches. Budgets are designed to make your life easier and keep you on track to reaching your…

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What to do with your tax refund

A refund is basically free money, right? Once you receive your tax return, your knee-jerk reaction may be to spend it on a new spring wardrobe or hop on a…