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Canadian Consumers: Save Money by Price-Matching
Jan23

Canadian Consumers: Save Money by Price-Matching

January is a tough month, especially in Canada, not only because we’re right in the thick of winter, but also because reality hits when most families realize how much they may have overspent on Christmas gifts the previous month. Case in point? The third Monday of the month is known as “Blue Monday”, the saddest and most depressing day of the year. It’s said that on this day people are not only hit with freezing temperatures and drab...

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Pat Foran: Consumer Protection at the Pickering Public Library
Feb13

Pat Foran: Consumer Protection at the Pickering Public Library

This past Tuesday the Pickering Public Central Library held a special event hosted by award-winning CTV News journalist Pat Foran, where he discussed consumer protection concerns and matters of financial literacy using real-life experiences from his popular and educational segments on “Consumer Alert”. Lea la Versión en Español al Pie de la Página. Foran, who has been with CTV News for 24 years, started out as a general assignment...

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The Gail Way: A Conversation with Money Maven Gail Vaz-Oxlade
Dec01

The Gail Way: A Conversation with Money Maven Gail Vaz-Oxlade

Gail Vaz-Oxlade, financial writer and author of several financial help books (Money Rules, A Woman of Independent Means and Debt Free Forever, amongst others) and former host of popular TV shows Til Debt Do Us Part, Princess and Money Moron (airing currently on Slice) has been helping Canadians to get out of the financial holes they often find themselves in. She is currently trying to reach all Canadians to teach them personal finance...

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Book: David Chilton – The Wealthy Barber Returns
Oct17

Book: David Chilton – The Wealthy Barber Returns

Those of you who assiduously watch the popular CBC show Dragon’s Den may have noticed that there is a new dragon this year: Kitchener’s David Chilton, author of the popular Wealthy Barber book, a no-nonsense financial planning book that although written almost 25 years ago, it should be required reading for every Canadian because some of its teachings still resonate with those interested in improving their financial...

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Financial education in High School? Say it is so!
Jun25

Financial education in High School? Say it is so!

“Mom, I need you to help me with my Math ISU”, said to me my 17-year-old son a couple of weeks back.  He’s just finishing grade 11 this week.  Now, either a) He was joking because he knows I haven’t done anything math-related since I took math in high school myself or b) He doesn’t know I haven’t done anything math-related since I was a teenager.  He does know my husband is the math geek…...

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Taking Advantage of Deal-Of-The-Day Websites
Apr30

Taking Advantage of Deal-Of-The-Day Websites

I am willing to bet that some of you readers, if not all, have at some point or another taken advantage of the increasingly popular “Deal-of-the-Day” sites.  Unless you’ve been hiding under a Wi-Fi-free rock, you may have heard of Wagjag, TravelZoo, RedFlagDeals, TeamBuy or any of the other sites that give you some amazing– and sometimes not-so-amazing– deals every day.  Sometimes you have to really read...

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