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One of the greatest gifts we can give our kids is the gift of education: making a plan when they are young to be able to help fund their education after high school.

With just a little savvy spending and saving on our part throughout their childhood, we can offer them the ability to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice and dreams, relieve them of the burden of debt to pay for that education, and open up more opportunities for knowledge and career paths.

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.

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