Lucas Olscamp CST

By Lucas Olscamp

It’s difficult for me to comprehend how my parents ever looked upon my newborn face, and thought to themselves, “This child will go to university.” But, I’m sure glad they did.

It was my parents, holding my fragile body in their arms, smiling as I cried furiously into the world, who had faith not only in who I was, but who I would one day become. Their decision to invest in the Canadian Scholarship Trust Plan began the first of many conversations they, and I, would share.

Birthday Party Under Budget

By Carmen Kinniburgh

Children’s birthdays are joyful milestones for families to celebrate, but they can also be a major source of overspending and financial worry for parents.

Given that the cost of booking many popular birthday party venues is now between $350–500 per party, you could be spending – or saving (if you choose an alternative) – as much as $5,000 on birthday party costs alone by the time your child turns 10.

Jenny Smith

By: Jenny Smith

For me, marine biology has been something I have wanted to pursue as a career before I even really appreciated what that would entail. When asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would always answer “marine biologist”, without fully understanding what education I would need or how I would get there.

Simple Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

From boxed chocolates and perfume to stuffed animals and ads for bouquets of roses, there is a seemingly endless parade of pink, red and white Valentine’s Day gifts on store shelves, and they often come with a hefty price tag.

The good news for budget-savvy families however, is that you don’t have to break the bank to add a little warmth to the lives of your loved ones on this mid-winter holiday. There are many simple, inexpensive and heartfelt ways for you and your kids to spread some kindness to friends, teachers and family members this Valentine’s Day.

How to save money tips for financial new year's resolutions

People aren’t just hitting the gym to get in shape this year. Improving financial fitness is often one of the top New Year’s resolutions; the promise to create a better plan for the family budget, the determination to spend less, resolutions to make more...the list goes on and on.

Managing money isn’t always easy but taking action and using some of the following strategies to fulfill your financial wishes, can be a step in the right direction!

Set a realistic goal

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