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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 ...

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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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A Poetic Challenge

Probably two of the last things one would associate together are economics and poetry. Yet writing a poem challenges one to think about things in new ways – and to find creative ways to express opinions – and provide insight into realities ...

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Ten Reasons to Talk With Your Kids About Money

Don’t you wish someone had talked with you? (Or were you one of the lucky ones?) Do you want your kids to learn from mistakes they make? (Lessons can be good, but harsh – and with significant consequences) Do you ...

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Financial literacy is no myth. It is a social obligation.

Barry McKenna, writing in the Globe and Mail, came out quite critical of efforts to take steps to improve financial literacy – calling them a “smokescreen” to cover over others steps he feels should be taken. Certainly one can be supportive ...

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