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It’s time we formally expanded the list of parental financial obligations to include saving for a child’s postsecondary education. The cost of university or college, even for children who stay in town, is too expensive to be covered by typical part-time and summer jobs. Student loans can make up the difference, but heavy reliance on them can result in debt that delay financial independence after graduation.

Try maintaining a travel budget when hidden fees and added charges dog you from the moment you book a trip until you get back home. Researching airfare, transit, accommodation, food and entertainment costs can pay off, but it means knowing what you're paying for.

You fell in love, dated and decided to get married. Congratulations! Now comes the fun of planning the wedding, as well as all the potential stressors and exorbitant costs that can accompany the magical day. But couples on a budget, take heart - the most romantic day of your life doesn't also have to be the most expensive.

Getting the kids ready for the school year may be a busy and expensive time for parents, but it can be a good opportunity to lead by example and teach your children a thing or two about budgeting and money management.

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If you’re having your first child or adding to your family, you might be worried about the impact doing so will have on your pocketbook. The cost of all the diapers, onesies and teething toys you’ll need to buy in your child’s first year can be enough to overwhelm most parents, but the expense of raising kids adds up over a child’s life. In fact, in 2015 MoneySense pegged the cost of raising a child until the age of 18 at over $250,000 Canadian dollars. To help put your mind at ease, here are some ways to prepare before your new addition arrives.

According to Michel Savard, Insurance Business Development Manager at National Bank, homebuyers looking to cover their mortgage have a vested interest in checking out the safety net offered by a mortgage critical illness insurance...

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