5 Things You’ll Want to Shop Around For

Financial Literacy, General
          Back in the olden days (you know, pre-Internet), comparison shopping meant flipping through flyers and clipping coupons. Or going from car lot to car lot kicking tires and haggling. Now, you can search out almost ANYTHING online before you buy (even before you get dressed). To close out Financial Literacy…
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5 Secret Ways for Students to Save Money

Financial Literacy, General
          Life as a post-secondary student can be many things — busy, exciting, challenging, exhausting — but cheap is not one of them. After tuition, books, housing, transportation, food, and hopefully some fun, if you’re like most students, there’s little or no money left. If saving seems impossible, we get it.…
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Grab Hold! Money Teachable Moments

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          Precious, timely, unplanned things happen every now and then when it comes to our money… granting you the opportunity to zero in on a situation and turn it into a ‘teachable moment’ for your kids! Maybe the lesson was not possible before because they didn’t notice, weren’t ready, or were…
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Teach Kids to Make Smart $ Choices

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          Making purchases is a part of our daily life, amounting sometimes to over a thousand transactions each year for the average adult. But how many of these transactions are actually ‘smart’ money decisions? And when it comes to children who are dealing with a very limited amount of money, how…
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Be A Money Role Model

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          Did you know that you can help your children discover and develop positive behaviors by modeling those same behaviours in yourself? YOU are your child’s first and most important teacher, so you can count on the fact that they are watching and learning from you every day. That’s called Social…
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A Parent’s Guide to Allowance

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          When it comes to allowances, every household seems to manage it a little bit differently, and that’s A-OK with us! Every family will make their own decisions when it comes to amounts, whether it must be earned, frequency, and what their kids are allowed to do with the money. This…
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5 Money Activities for Your Kids

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            All parents worry about their children and their financial futures. Teaching children about money, how it works, how it’s earned, and its precious value is something that can be started much earlier on in a kid’s life than most parents realize. Experts agree the sooner we start to teach…
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Christmas in July: Sydney Opera House!

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            Welcome to Bennelong Point in New South Wales, Australia. Home of the spectacular, 22-storey high Sydney Opera House. The design, with its iconic shell-shaped roof panels, was the creation of JØrn Utzon of Denmark, who participated in a worldwide competition. Ultimately, he prevailed and was awarded ₤5,000 for his…
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