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?

At the national level, full-time graduate students paid, on average, $7,437 for the 2022/2023 academic year, whereas undergraduate students paid $6,834. This represents a 1.7% and 2.6% increase, respectively, from the previous year.

Tuition fees increase for Canadian undergraduate and graduate students →

Word of the week

Credit Score

"Your credit score is a three-digit number that comes from the information in your credit report. It shows how well you manage credit and how risky it would be for a lender to lend you money. Your credit score is calculated using a formula based on your credit report. Note that you: - get points if you use your credit responsibly - lose points if you have trouble managing your credit Your credit score will change over time as your credit report is updated."

Learn more about your credit score →


Attending university is the first time that many Canadian students get to practice real-life budgeting.

Best budgeting tips for university students in Canada →

Quote of the week

"A penny saved is a penny earned."

- Benjamin Franklin

Infographic of the week

Charting the Number of Failed Crypto Coins

Ever since the first major crypto boom in 2011, tens of thousands of cryptocurrency coins have been released to market. And while some cryptocurrencies performed well, others have ceased to trade or have ended up as failed or abandoned projects. These graphics from CoinKickoff break down the number of failed crypto coins by the year they died, and the year they started. The data covers a decade of coin busts from 2013 through 2022.

Charting the Number of Failed Crypto Coins The Number of Failed Crypto Coins, by Year (2013-2022) →


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 →


9 easy steps to start investing in Canada:

1. Assess your risk tolerance 2. Choose Your Investing Style 3. Decide How Much You Can Invest 4. Pick the Right Kind of Stock Investments 5. Choose a broker 6. Open the right investment account 7. Diversify Your Stocks 8. Keep a Steady Eye on Your Portfolio 9. Invest Consistently for the Long-Term

How to Start Investing in Canada: 9 Steps to Success →

Fun stuff

"I don't have money on my mind Money on my mind I do it for, I do it for the love I don't have money on my mind"

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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