Toddler with Big Eyes

The last bit of my former, pre-parenthood life will be driving away today. With a second child on the way my husband and I are taking the plunge into minivan territory. Ugh! We’ve both cringed at the thought of a minivan ever since we were able to drive, vowing never to be “those” parents.

Child Learning to Ride Bike

The latest numbers coming from Statistics Canada on tuition fees may look scary but if you’re among the half of Canadian parents investing in an RESP some sage advice for you: Keep Calm and Save On!

Statistics Canada says Canadian full-time students in undergraduate programs paid 3.3% more on average in tuition fees for the 2013/2014 year this fall than they did a year earlier. On average, undergraduate students paid $5,772 in tuition fees this year compared with $5,586 last year.

Mom and Daughter Graduation Day

There's a new video from Yahoo! Canada with some interesting opinions from current students about whether their student loans will cripple them financially in the future. You can watch it here:

http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/video/current-students-feel-rising-cost-040000335.html

Toddler on mother's feet

It makes sense for parents to start thinking about RESPs during back-to-school season. And there’s no shortage of financial institutions delivering statistical reasons why parents should be investing in an RESP. Yes, including CST.

Students Studying on Campus Grounds

I remember the feeling well. It was a mixture of excitement and nervousness as I drove our daughter in a van loaded with everything she needed for her first year in residence at Carleton University. Have we done everything to prepare her for a university education? Will she be up to the challenge of living away from home for the first time? Did we really remember to pack everything that she will need?

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