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The word ‘budget’ derives from the French word bougette, which means leather bag. The bag contained the papers setting out France's revenue, expenditure and tax.Start your personal bougette today →
Governments and businesses both issue bonds as a form of investment. In exchange for a predetermined rate of return, you lend money to these organizations when you purchase a bond. Although historically yielding less than stocks, bonds are thought to be a safer kind of investment.How to Buy Bonds in Canada →
"Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it, he who doesn’t, pays it."
- Albert Einstein
Monarchs and world leaders appear more frequently than other people on the world’s currency. But, since many of them appear on multiple denominations, the average value of their notes and coins is lower than that of historians, mathematicians, and singers.How do spies, historians, monarchs and athletes compare? →
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.Podcast: Stress Test by columnist Rob Carrick on how soaring rents are transforming student life →
1. Look for a margin of safety 2. Focus on quality 3. Don't follow the crowd 4. Don't fear market crashes and corrections 5. Approach your investments with a long-term mindset 6. Don't be afraid to sell if the scenario changes 7. Learn the basics of value investing 8. Understand compounding 9. Research and reflectHow to Invest Like Warren Buffett →
In 2021, 24% of people aged 15 to 49 had changed their plans with regard to having children as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most often, they planned on having fewer children or having a child later.Family Matters: A new addition to the family? It depends →
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