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In the desire to bring rookie car owners to at least grandma’s level of knowledge, here are a few key things to consider, according to driving experts.

Income disparities aren't easy to deal with. What if the higher-earning partner wants to switch to an altruistic, lower-paying job but fears being trapped in the breadwinning role? What if the lower-earning partner feels like a burden? Here's how to address thorny issues like these so you can build an equitable partnership.

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Puny income growth is a fixture in the Canadian economy, new census data show. Our economic reality is that prosperity comes not from a growing paycheque, but rather from the stuff you do with the pay you get. Three strategies to follow: Invest in your career; Invest in your wealth; Make one significant cut in your household spending.

The advantage of financing a car is that eventually you'll pay it off and enjoy debt-free car ownership. That's why buyers are willing to pay more per month to own than to lease. But many car owners have veered off course.

When you're working to reach a financial goal, friends can be equally helpful. Peers can influence how much you save for retirement, determine when you choose to retire and even shame people into paying their taxes, studies show.

Most financial-literacy experts agree that there’s no magic age to teach financial literacy. Instead, parents and educators should expose their kids to money as soon as they can. “We’re big advocates of starting young,” Mr. Rabbior says. “Set those good habits early.”

Yes, you can buy happiness — especially if the money saves you time. People who dole out cash to save time on things like housekeeping, delivery services, and taxis are a little bit happier than those who don't, new research finds.

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