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Tying the Knot

Marriage is the coming together of two separate lives, but it's also the coming together of two separate financial histories and situations. And while your financial past will continue to be a part of your life, you'll also be contending with…
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Six creative ways to teach your kids about money

Understanding financial issues is challenging enough for adults, so it’s no wonder many parents struggle when it comes to teaching them to kids. According to a Harris/Decima Youth Financial Literacy Study  for the Canadian Institute of…
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Millennials & Money: Talking about Financial Literacy

By Carla Hindman, Director of Financial Education, Visa Canada Millennials, also known as Generation Y, refers to people born between the years of 1980 and the early 2000s. Known as the "me, me, me" generation, millennials are the first group…
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Boomers worried about healthcare costs in retirement

A national study of Canadians with more than $100,000 in investable assets shows that worry over healthcare needs has emerged as the second most important driver, behind retirement itself. Among investors under 50, 34% identify healthcare as…
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Twelve key documents you need to gather

By Brenda Spiering, Editor,BrighterLife.ca Can you imagine what would happen if you died and your beneficiaries didn’t know where to find your will? Or your money? It happens all the time according to Jim Yih, author of the personal finance…
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Twelve key documents you need to gather

By Brenda Spiering, Editor,BrighterLife.ca Can you imagine what would happen if you died and your beneficiaries didn’t know where to find your will? Or your money? It happens all the time according to Jim Yih, author of the personal finance…