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Guides and tips for parents who seek financial advice with growing children of all ages. From how to prepare for a newborn to opening a bank account for your teenager – here you'll find all the best ways how to plan ahead financially for the expansion of your family.

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Canadian Bank Accounts for Kids

By Kathryn September 27, 2022

If you are a parent reading this blog, you already know that teaching your children about financial literacy is one of the best ways to…

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Investing on Behalf of my Kids

By FT September 19, 2016

Ever since the kids were born, I often think about their financial futures.  I wonder what they will do for a living when they get…

Should Spouse Stay at Home with Kids OR Work?

By FT June 27, 2007

I got a common young couple question from Fab (Cashflow 101 charity sponsor) a little while back about whether it’s better financially for his wife…

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Canadian Bank Accounts for Kids

By Kathryn September 27, 2022

If you are a parent reading this blog, you already know that teaching your children about financial literacy is one of the best ways to…

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Ways to Maximize the Canada Child Benefit (CCB)

By FT November 11, 2021

After filing my income tax return in mid-April (yes, I tend to procrastinate), I noticed on the bottom of the screen the amount that we…

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Best Student Credit Cards

By Meg July 14, 2021

I’m going to be brutally honest: when I was a student, I didn’t read a single article about the best student credit cards in Canada.…

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Buying a House in Canada – Why I Can’t Wait To NOT Be a Homeowner

By Kyle Prevost July 10, 2021

By the end of the summer I will no longer be a homeowner. In many countries that statement would be a simple matter of personal…

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Insurance and Wills for Canadian Expats

By Kyle Prevost February 27, 2021

When I talked to several non-resident tax and investment specialists during my Covid quarantine-induced expat research frenzy, the topic that kept coming up as “the…

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Indexed Family Education Fund (RESP) Portfolio Update – 2021 Edition

By FT February 7, 2021

Welcome to the annual Registered Education Saving Plan (RESP) update where I show transparency on our indexed investment strategy to help pay for our children’s…

Investing On Behalf Of My Kids

Investing on Behalf of my Kids

By FT September 19, 2016

Ever since the kids were born, I often think about their financial futures.  I wonder what they will do for a living when they get…

Financial Strategies for the New Stay at Home Parent

By FT May 2, 2011

With most households these days generating income from both spouses, it can be a challenge to switch to the single income when the need arises.  Such…

Should Spouse Stay at Home with Kids OR Work?

By FT June 27, 2007

I got a common young couple question from Fab (Cashflow 101 charity sponsor) a little while back about whether it’s better financially for his wife…

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