Meet a guy who’s addicted to saving. He’s a 26-year-old Ottawa resident by the name of Rob Nettleton and he’s an example not just to his fellow members of Generation Y, but to anyone who wants to save money but…
In an extremely expensive housing market, extreme measures are needed to help young buyers. Here are some thoughts on how parents can help.
One of my most watched Carrick Talks Money videos of the past year. Give it a look to make sure you’re not making this mistake
Personal savings, pensions and government programs will be the foundation of your retirement income, not your house. Still, there is an opportunity to improve your financial position by downsizing your home in retirement and investing what’s left over.
Cars are overtaking houses as the definitive symbol of our preference for spending over saving. We had both houses and cars going strong for a while there, kind of like a Batman and Robin superhero team of consumer spending. But…
Heroic savings measures are needed if you’re going to save for a first house in today’s expensive market. Here are some suggestions on how to power-save your way to a down payment.
One of life’s annoying financial rituals is renegotiating your cable TV, internet or cell phone contract. Read here about my adventures talking to both Rogers and Bell
Call your or email your investment adviser to set up a meeting to talk about fees, and then use this column as an agenda to guide your discussion.
While I’m generally against the idea of borrowing to invest, I have to admit there’s a case to be made for doing it if the stock market plunges.
Here’s one final assignment before you head off on a summer vacation from the daily grind of time and money pressures. Take this midyear personal finance checkup in five parts:
Young adults want the full package – careers, cars, houses and kids. But even into their early 30s, many depend on financial help from their parents. Some 30-somethings are even getting help paying their monthly bills. Read more.
Just over 42 per cent of Canada’s young people aged 20 to 29 lived at home with their parents, according to the latest census data. Can these members of Generation Y afford to move out on their own? This calculator…