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 first ATM (automatic teller machine) was built and installed in London in 1967 by British bank Barclays and it didn't charge a fee...

Track all your ATM fees along with other bank changes in one place →

Word of the week

Financial Advisor

A financial adviser is a professional that possesses the certifications, abilities and experience to help with a number of financial matters. The term's broad definition encompasses a variety of specialities and qualifications. A financial advisor may assist you in deciding how to manage your finances for long-term goals like retirement and your children's education, purchasing a home, or more immediate goals.

Choosing a financial advisor →


Budgeting Tips - Incorporate only attainable income - Be reasonable with your spending - Keep an eye on your purchasing patterns - Regularly review your budget - Avoid using credit cards - Stay positive

Start building a better future with a budget today →

Quote of the week

"A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went."

- John C. Maxwell

Infographic of the week

Ranked: The 20 Best Franchises in the U.S.

The U.S. is famous for chain restaurants, franchised shops, and brand name hotels. One thing these franchises aim for is consistency in store feel, customer service, product offerings, and prices, no matter which state you’re in.

Ranked: The 20 Best Franchises in the U.S. Best franchises in the U.S. worth owning, from Dunkin’ Donuts to ... →


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 →


7 Tips for Long-Term Investing

Investing is a long game. Whether you want to invest for retirement or grow your savings, when you put money to work in markets it’s best to set it and forget it. Successful long-term investing isn’t as simple as just throwing money at the stock market...

Seven tips to help you get a handle on long-term investing →

Serious Stuff

Teaching your kids about finances is incredibly important.

Here are 11 Financial Words all parents should teach their kids, according to Forbes:

  1. Saving(s): Age 4+
  2. Budget: Age 8
  3. Loan: Age 8
  4. Debt: Age 8
  5. Interest: Age 8-10
  6. Credit/Credit Card: Age 8-10
  7. Taxes: Age 10-12
  8. Investment – Age 10-12
  9. Stock – Age 12+
  10. 401(K)/RRSPs: 14+
  11. Credit Score: Age 15+
Forbes on the 11 Financial words all parents should teach their children →

Fun stuff

"I work all night, I work all day to pay the bills I have to pay Ain't it sad? And still there never seems to be a single penny left for me That's too bad"

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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