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Halloween butterfly costume

By Carmen Kinniburgh

With three kids under the age of 10 at our house, there is a lot of anticipation for Halloween every year, and let’s face it, a little dread about the potential cost of costumes.

Thankfully, there are ways we get the kids on board the DIY costume bandwagon, saving a little money and having fun.

Here are three tried, tested and true techniques for having a budget-friendly and Spook-tacular Halloween:


 

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."

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.

Happy Familiy

Plan in advance to make sure you don't burn out your budget

What better time to take a road trip than the summer?  Load up the car, pack snacks and games for the kids and head out on your family adventure!  Admittedly along the journey, it can be easy to spend more than you planned.   Unexpected expenses come up – everything from surprise treats to a flat tire can be costly.  Here the top 5 tips from our CST family to keep your family's road trip on track!

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