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Tempting credit card offer? How young people can avoid pitfalls

When Laura van Vlaardingen opens her mailbox, it’s not unusual to find a “pre-approved” credit card promising as much as $10,000 in credit inside. Like many students, Ms. van Vlaardingen, 27, ...

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Canadian kids earn high rankings on financial literacy

Comparison of developed nations show Ontario teens near the top of the class in PISA test results. Canadian teens earn high rankings in financial literacy — including in Ontario, where changes to the curriculum have paid off in the latest round ...

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Parents urged to use budget to talk to kids about money

The days following the release of a provincial budget are a good time to speak to your children about finances, says Gary Rabbior, president of the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE). “At an early stage, get them recognizing they ...

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Want Your Kids To Be Money-Smart? You're Their Best Teachers

Do you think your children will be ready to deal with financial matters when they enter the workforce? If you're not so sure, you've got company. Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) completed a survey of over 1,000 Canadians in 2014, ...

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Right on the money

Gaining financial literacy should start at a young age. Vanessa Kunderman is thankful she had a crash course in financial education. The 27-year-old entrepreneur didn’t learn anything substantial about money while in grade school. Nor did she pick up ...

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Talk With Your Kids About Money

Your 14-year-old needs a new bike. He has outgrown his old one, thanks to a growth spurt, and he’s itching to get out on two wheels as soon as the snow’s gone. Do you buy it for him? ...

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Some Money Tips to Talk About With Your Kids

“Pay yourself first.” That is, save when you can. Start early to benefit from compound interest. Make saving a “habit.” Live within your means and plan ahead. The future will be the present some day. Plan for all phases of ...

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