Personal Finance

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PAYING OFF STUDENT LOANS

Graduating from college or university is a very exciting time as you start your careers and begin living independently. But, it can also be a very stressful time as the reality of student loan repayment sinks in. Loans can feel very overwhelming, so having a plan on how to tackle them is crucial in setting yourself up for financial success. Read More >


HOW TO TEACH YOUR KIDS ABOUT MONEY

Providing your kids with a solid sense of financial literacy can help develop their skills and secure a stable financial future in adulthood. Teaching basic skills around saving, spending and earning can go a long way when it comes to establishing good money habits. There are many different ways to build on your children’s financial knowledge as they grow, and the earlier you start the better. Read More >


HOW TO MANAGE YOUR MONEY WHILE IN SCHOOL

Going to college or university is an exciting new venture. For many young adults, this means living on their own for the first time, making new friends and maybe learning to balance school and a part-time job for the first time. With a number of new responsibilities to worry about, managing one’s finances might not seem possible on such a tight budget. But by planning ahead, you can avoid running into financial setbacks down the road and set yourself up for financial success in the future. So why not start now? Read More >


TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR FINANCES POST-GRAD

As a recent graduate, you likely have your first job and are making more money than before. This life transition also brings new major goals, such as getting your first car, finding a new apartment, taking the next step with a partner and planning a future together. With a host of new priorities and responsibilities, having a plan on how to handle your finances is important. Financial planning might seem challenging, but there are many opportunities to set yourself up for success. Read More >


ACHIEVING FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT: 4 TIPS TO GET OUT OF DEBT

Thirty-eight percent of Canadians say money is the number one source of stress in their lives and debt is a debilitating financial topic over which people feel they have little control. Many individuals struggling with debt say it affects their physical and emotional quality of life. If this resonates with you, this guide is here to help you take back control. Read More >


HOW TO GET WOMEN ON A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD WITH MONEY

We had the opportunity to sit down with Kim Boudreau, Certified Financial Planner at YNCU, to discuss how financial professionals can help women become more financially independent and access the same financial literacy opportunities as men. Kim shares her knowledge about the history of women and money, why women are not on the same playing field as men, and what can be done about it. Read More >


HOW TO BE AN ALLY TO PROMOTE FINANCIAL EQUALITY

We had the opportunity to speak with YNCU’s Systems Administrator, Rabo Oshobe, about how members and financial professionals can take direct action. Rabo shares his expertise and helps us understand how to better address financial inequality, promote access to resources and improve financial literacy. Read More >


HOW TO ACHIEVE YOUR FINANCIAL NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

Getting in shape, eating healthier, and breaking bad habits. They’re all popular new year’s resolutions. But this year, thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, improving our financial health is climbing closer to the top of the list.  Read More >


HOW TO BUILD A BETTER BUDGET

The start of the year has us all googling ways to improve our money management, determined to start the year out right. Budgeting may seem overwhelming for the uninitiated or restrictive to those who've tried before and failed, but there's no better time to start over and rethink budgeting for your lifestyle. Read More >


HOW YOU CAN SAVE MONEY DURING THE HOLIDAYS

They call it the most wonderful time of the year for a reason! The holidays are for reconnecting with loved ones, celebrating the beauty of the season and gathering to enjoy holiday treats. However, when it comes to gift giving and other holiday-related expenses, the holidays can be a major source of financial stress for some. Read More >