Personal Finance

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Topic: "Savings Plan"

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Saving

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 →

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Savings Ratio

This ratio indicates how much a person should save for their future objectives. Savings / Gross Income is the savings ratio. Gross income is the total of all earnings, including bonuses, dividends, interest, royalties, rent, and money received from a business or profession.

Neontra automatically calculates your personal savings, expenses and debt ratios →

Saving

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 →

Investing

Four generations talk about their different investment strategies

Fast Company spoke with people from four different generations (Gen Z, millennial, Gen X, and baby boomer) to understand their investing strategies.

Learn from Gen Z, Gen X, and the millennial and baby boom generation →

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Interest

Typically, interest is paid on deposits to savings accounts. Your savings will increase as a result of the interest you earn on money you save, particularly if you have a higher-interest savings account. Simple interest - is paid on some investments and does not take into account the interest that has been added to the account; rather, it calculates interest just on the original amount. These investments often have a slightly higher interest rate. Compound interest - is the interest on savings calculated on both the initial principal and the accumulated interest from previous periods. Compound interest is the norm for savings accounts.

See an example of how simple and compound interest differ →

Serious stuff

Canadians' confidence in their ability to retire on time and debt free declined between 2016 and 2022, according to a new research report released by the Canadian Public Pension Leadership Council (CPPLC).

Research shows Canadians losing confidence in their plans for retirement →

Saving

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 →

Saving

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 →

Serious stuff

The Canada Pension Plan enhancement – Businesses, individuals, and self-employed: what it means for you

How does the CPP enhancement affect you →

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Compound Interest

Compound interest is the interest on savings calculated on both the initial principal and the accumulated interest from previous periods.

Discover the magic of compounding and why it's important to increasing wealth →

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Deposit Insurance

Deposit insurance protects your savings if your financial institution fails. The Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) automatically insures your eligible deposits. This applies to deposits held at CDIC member institutions in Canada.

Find out if your financial institution is a member of CDIC →

Saving

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) →

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