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The Importance of Teaching Financial Literacy in Schools

POSTED BY Rob Carrick

Even the kids of personal finance columnists would benefit from learning financial literacy in school. MORE

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Kids and money: Give them opportunities to goof it up

POSTED BY Alison Griffiths

Kids and money. Will they ever learn? Parents, most of whom have had a few financial struggles over their lifetimes, constantly fret about the money minefields out there awaiting their children. MORE

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Explaining taxes – and our civic duty – to kids

POSTED BY Robin Taub, CPA, CA

Taxes are a fact of life in Canada and something your kids have already experienced as consumers. Have your children ever saved up to buy something and then been surprised that the amount they owed at the cash register was greater than the sticker price? MORE

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School Money Lessons Must Be Reinforced at Home

POSTED BY Robin Taub, CPA, CA

The summer is winding down and another school year is about to begin, with the usual “reading, writing and arithmetic.” But for the second consecutive year, students in Ontario classrooms will be learning more than just numeracy and literacy – they also will be learning about money. MORE

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Episode #11: The Finale

POSTED BY Emily Ngai

Whenever I finish a chapter or a significant period in my life (such as a summer job), I like to reflect on my experience. When I first began this blog, I had zero control over my finances. Fast-forward 14 weeks, and I’ve become a spokesperson for budgeting. I’ve been diligently following my own monthly budget and even helped friends create their own budgets. MORE

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