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Towards a Healthier Financial Future

Section: Saving

← Curating the web to find the most interesting and helpful information about your money.

You don't need to be an expert to grow a nest egg. We'll cover how to build your portfolio, when to sell (or not sell) stocks and how to avoid fees.

Saving NPR Life Kit Podcast: Investing for beginners →

Save money on streaming services. NPR TV critic and media analyst Eric Deggans shares a streaming strategy to help you get the most bang for your buck.

NPR Life Kit Podcast: Refresh your budget with these simple finance tips →

The appeal of the DINK lifestyle – that’s double income, no kids – might seem obvious. But having more control over your life and finances comes with questions about your social safety net in retirement.

Saving Stress Test Podcast: Rob Carrick and Roma Luciw on the dual income, no kids lifestyle →

Meeting a big financial goal can feel daunting and confusing. How do you make an effective plan when life gets in the way?

Saving NPR Life Kit Podcast: How to save for a financial goal →

The new year is a great time to update your budget, say financial experts. Here's what you can do to curb your spending, save for emergencies and keep your investments on track.

Saving NPR Life Kit Podcast: Refresh your budget with these simple finance tips →

So, you splurged. Now what? The urge to splurge is universal. After the bleakness of the pandemic, people are spending more on the big and little things that bring them joy.

Stress Test Podcast: Rob Carrick and Roma Luciw speaks with Shannon Lee Simmons, a certified financial planner and founder of the New School of Finance →

Rob Carrick and Roma Luciw chat with the reporters who wrote some of the best-read personal finance stories from The Globe and Mail this year.

Saving Stress Test Podcast: The top personal finance stories of 2023 →

5 personal finance resolutions for 2024 (that you can actually keep). If your usual resolutions are “go to the gym” or “eat healthy,” don’t forget that a mindful approach to money.

Saving Stress Test Podcast: Money management is also a ticket to improved wellness →

Tired of overspending? Want to cut expenses without giving up your favorite things? Here are a variety of creative ways to save money on everything from food to getting married.

31 Creative Ways To Save Money from Forbes ADVISOR →

Many millennials and Gen Z’s have done everything “right” - they’ve graduated, found good jobs, are paying off their debt and saving money. So why is it so hard to live the middle class lifestyle their parents and older peers had at their age?

Saving Podcast: Stress Test by columnist Rob Carrick - Is the middle class dead for millennials and Gen Z? →

The Bank of Parents - Exploring a touchy subject for every family: borrowing money from your parents.

Saving Half Banked Podcast: Hosts Cadeem, Bethan and Lauren on the Bank of Parents →

Investing against climate change - Climate change is a growing concern for many young Canadians, with some questioning where they should live, what they should be saving for and how they should invest.

Saving Podcast: Stress Test by columnist Rob Carrick - How climate anxiety is shaping small and large financial decisions →

How soaring rents are transforming student life. Student debt is a growing problem in Canada - one that’s set to get worse in the coming years.

Saving Podcast: Stress Test by columnist Rob Carrick on how soaring rents are transforming student life →

Rob Carrick talks to Paul Kershaw, a professor at the University of British Columbia and founder of Generation Squeeze, a group that researches intergenerational fairness, about why many millennials feel like the middle class is dead.

Saving Podcast: Is the middle class dead for millennials and Gen Z? →

Rising interest rates brought pain for new homeowners - and opportunity for house hunters

Saving Podcast: Stress Test by columnist Rob Carrick and editor Roma Luciw →

Rob Carrick's Stress Test with Shannon Lee Simmons, a Toronto-based certified financial planner whose core clients are millennials and Gen Z, about shifting views of retirement and how you can best prepare.

Saving Podcast: Retirement might look different for Gen Z and millennials. Here’s how to plan for it →

Rob Carrick speaks with Shir Magen, the CEO of HomeStars on his Stress Test Podcast about the popularity of renovations, the types of renos that add value to your home and money-saving tips for those considering heading down the reno route.

Saving Podcast: Renovating can help you get the home you otherwise can't afford →

"A $5,700 wedding dress for $64. Expensive baby items for a fraction of the price. Construction materials to renovate a home."

Saving Podcast: Save money and the planet: How thrifting can help combat inflation →

Money Shame - You’re broke, but you blow $100 on a dinner you can’t afford. You feel like you’re bad with money and your way of coping is to ignore your finances.

Saving Podcast: You're not bad at money - you're suffering from money shame →

If you’re looking for solid financial-planning strategies and information about the savings tools available, this podcast is for you.

Saving Podcast: How to crisis-proof your finances →

In 2022, the number of people moving to Alberta hit its highest level in almost a decade. At the same time, a record number of people left Toronto for other provinces.

Saving Podcast: Why millennials and Gen Z are Alberta-bound for a more affordable life →

An epic standard in overpromising and underdelivering was reached when the big banks named their savings accounts.

Saving Check your big bank savings account - you could be making ‘0.000 percent’ interest →

Without emergency savings in place, an unexpected car repair or job loss could force you into debt and derail your goals.

Saving Do you have 3 months’ worth of expenses in your emergency fund? See your scorecard today →

A first home savings account (FHSA) is a registered plan allowing you, as a prospective first-time home buyer, to save for your first home tax-free (up to certain limits). You will be able to open an FHSA starting April 1, 2023.

Saving First Home Savings Account (FHSA) →