New Year, Same Habits?

Happy New Year! Have you made any resolutions or set any big audacious goals for 2023?  We’re only a week or so in, so you’re probably still going strong with the new workout routine or your “Dry January”. But how can you ensure...
6 Seasonal Spending Tips

6 Seasonal Spending Tips

If you’re feeling the financial crunch of the holiday season, you’re not alone. With record inflation, rising interest rates and fears of a possible recession, a recent survey found that 43% of Canadians plan to spend...
Financial Literacy Month is Here!

Financial Literacy Month is Here!

Did you that November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada? The Canadian Task Force on financial literacy defined it as: “having the knowledge, skills and confidence to make responsible financial decisions at every life stage”. But what...
Allowance doesn’t have to be a chore!

Allowance doesn’t have to be a chore!

A question I get at nearly every speaking engagement and media interview is about allowance, and whether or not it should be tied to chores. There is no right or wrong answer: some parents want their kids to earn their allowance by doing chores around the house,...
Why isn’t financial literacy taught in school? 

Why isn’t financial literacy taught in school? 

“Why isn’t financial literacy taught in school?”That is the number one question I get from parents. And they’re usually shocked when I tell them that financial literacy is being taught in school!After two years of pandemic disruptions, kids are back in the...