Kid walking on stacks of books

Like it or not, the first few leaves are turning yellow and the sun is setting earlier each night, which means it’s time to start thinking about back to school.

There’s a lot of advice out there for parents of school-aged kids as fall approaches, but easing anxieties and smoothing the transition can be as simple as these fun-filled strategies:

kids on a school bus

Getting back to school can be a stressful and expensive time of year.  So, we wanted to help Canadian families de-stress and save money by finding out how parents and kids prepare for a new year of hitting the books.

On Thursday, August 27th 170 people joined CST’s #MyBTSHack Twitter party and took the Twitterverse by storm.   If you missed it here’s a snap shot.

Colleagues looking at computer

The headlines about recent stock market challenges may be raising some concerns out there.

Hearing about slumping Chinese stocks may spark some fears about the global economy.

If you've invested in a CST RESP, you can rest easy.

"Our focus is not volatility in the short run," said Peter Bethlenfalvy, Chief Investment Officer with CST Consultants Inc. "Our client's money is invested with a long-term horizon."

Mother and daughter

"Eligible BC children will have more money to help pay for college, university or other training programs.”

It’s an exciting time for families in British Columbia (BC) who now have an opportunity to access $1,200 in grant money to help their children’s dreams for the future come true with a Registered Educations Savings Plan (RESP).

Family in grass

By: Marjorie Cullen

Parents across Canada will be enjoying a bit more wiggle room in their budgets this month thanks to an increase in the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB). 

The UCCB program is not only being extended to include children ages 6 through 17 but will also see an increase of $60/month per child for those who were already enjoying the  benefit.

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