Better Finances for a Better You

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

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Did you know?

The word cash was originally used to describe the type of round bronze coins with square holes commonly used in the Tang Dynasty, called kai-yuans.

Track your kai-yuans and analyze your cash flow →

Word of the week


The three-digit FICO Score, or a Beacon Score, determines whether your credit is good or bad. Fair Isaac & Company, also known as FICO, is a US-based business that sells Equifax and TransUnion Canada their unique rating system. When you apply for credit, lenders can quickly and reliably learn details about your finances thanks to the FICO Score.

Getting your credit report and credit score →


Building a budget helps you manage how you spend your money. When you control your spending, it’s much easier to achieve your financial goals, whether that is to save, pay off debts or simply live within your means.

Building a Budget: Helpful Tips for Students →

Quote of the week

"Here's how I think of my money - as soldiers - I send them out to war everyday. I want them to take prisoners and come home, so there's more of them."

- Kevin O'Leary

Infographic of the week

Timing the Market: Why It’s So Hard, in One Chart

Timing the market seems simple enough: buy when prices are low and sell when they’re high.

Timing the Market: Why It’s So Hard, in One Chart The Pitfalls of Timing the Market →


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 to start investing in stocks, index funds, crypto, NFTs – and more

Investing doesn’t have to be complicated. Here’s what you need to know before investing your hard-earned cash.

How does investing work →

Serious stuff

You might not realize it, but there is something called financial personality, and it can play a big role in your ability to handle and manage money.

How Your Personality Is Affecting Your Finances →

Fun stuff

"You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table. There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealing's done."

Which artist is #1 on our Neontrack playlist this week?

Music About Money →

Listen to our Neontrack playlist when you have music and money on your mind.

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