Please review our code of conduct.
About IEFInvestor Education Fund (IEF) is funded by the Ontario Securities Commission to develop and promote tools and resources that help people make smarter financial decisions. GetSmarterAboutMoney.ca is IEF’s public educational website.
Find us on FacebookGet smarter while you get social. Invite your friends to financial freedom.
Living Large on a Budget
Thanks to a lot of detailed planning and research, I was able to travel to four countries and nine cities for less than $3,500 – a steal considering how many places we visited. Whether you’re planning a road trip, venturing south of the border or are lucky enough to have the funds to fly overseas, here are 12 ways to help you make your vacations more cost efficient MORE
I’ve recently graduated from school and I’m eager to start growing my money tree. However, since I’m most likely moving to South Korea at the end of August and won’t be making a lot of money, it’s important that I make smart investing decisions. MORE
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’ve decided I need a new laptop before I move to South Korea at the end of September. Although it’s a big expense, my current MacBook is almost six years old, and the last thing I want to do is have it crash on me while I’m working full time in a foreign country. MORE
Since finishing university, I’ve realized there are varying degrees of student debt. There are the incessant spenders, who will buy new clothes, food and pricey drinks at the bar, and then complain that they’re broke and have no money. Next, there’s the OSAP-ers who need to pay for school and living expenses and have no other option. Lastly, there’s the borderline debt group, which includes people teetering between the red and green, barely keeping themselves afloat. MORE
Focused. You wouldn’t think a room full of 66 Grade 12 students on the brink of graduation could be that focused, but they were. Everyone’s eyes were locked on Jeff Baulch, the Money Apps presenter, as he served the students their first financial reality check: postsecondary education is expensive – around $25,000 dollars expensive. MORE