When you invest your savings, you’re allowing your money to grow. And you don’t have to be an expert to make it happen. Here are four strategies that could have you laughing all the way to the bank.

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.

If you’ve been spending your weekends at open houses and dreaming of getting the keys to your first home, it’s easy to get caught up in the search. However, it’s important to take the time to do your research first and think about how much you can afford to spend on your new home.

In good years and bad, property is a safe investment. It is, however, an area where it’s better to think long term than to try to turn a quick profit by betting on speculation. Here’s an overview of real estate trends, to help you better understand the opportunities available.

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Commission is the only cost that’s really visible when you buy or sell stocks. However, every stock transaction involves other costs that can be harder to spot, and even harder to predict.

The ups and downs of the stock exchange has recently made us aware that stocks are periodically subject to the whims of investors whose hesitation can turn quickly to nervousness.

Adapting to a new country isn’t always easy. You have to find a place to live, get a new job, and figure out the laws and regulations in your adoptive country. Where laws are concerned, insurance is an important way to make sure you’re covered if you run into trouble.

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