Managing your money

5 tips for starting an emergency fund

It’s an uncertain world and you never know when you’ll have unexpected expenses thrown your way. That’s why it helps to have an emergency fund on hand. 

5 tips for starting an emergency fund

It’s an uncertain world and you never know when you’ll have unexpected expenses thrown your way. That’s why it helps to have an emergency fund on hand. 

  • August 21, 2012

    How to become a successful entrepreneur

    Got a great business idea? Here are some expert tips that can help you make it a reality.

  • August 15, 2012

    Understanding health insurance

    Working past 65 makes great sense for a lot of Canadians. But if you have to do so for economic reasons, health insurance should be part of your plan.

  • July 31, 2012

    Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

    There can be advantages to going out on your own. But there are three questions you should ask yourself before you take that leap of faith.

  • July 09, 2012

    Should you give up your car?

    When you weigh the costs of owning your car against how much you actually use it, you may decide it’s time to park it for good.

  • April 02, 2012

    Rob Carrick’s five money tips for young adults

    The Globe and Mail’s personal finance columnist has a new book out called “How Not to Move Back in With Your Parents.” It ought to be required reading.

  • February 27, 2012

    How are you going to pay for that?

    Cash, credit or debit? A new study by the Bank of Canada shows we prefer plastic for big-ticket items. But will that put us deeper in debt?

  • December 14, 2011

    Five easy debt management tips

    Canada’s debt-to-income ratio is at a record high. If you’re worried about yours, here are five simple ways to manage your spending.

  • November 29, 2011

    Five ways to bounce back from bankruptcy

    Bankrupt? You’re not alone. When times are tough, financial planning can be even tougher. Here are some tips to help you get back on your feet.

  • November 03, 2011

    A budget is not a diet

    No treats, no going out, no fun. Does being healthy financially have to mean feeling frustrated?

  • September 22, 2011

    Benefits vs. salary: Which is worth more?

    What if your boss said you could earn an extra $15,000 of annual salary but you had to give up your benefits? Should you take the deal?