The annual shopping spree for school supplies doesn't need to be frenzied. As September looms, here's what to buy students - and what to avoid!

After ‘fear of missing out’ drove the spring frenzy, purchasers often wield the power now. So why don’t more seize it? House hunters in the Toronto area lamented for years that sellers had a tight grip on the market. Now, that tension has eased and buyers often wield the power.

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Before entering into the details of technical buy and sell signals, it is necessary to understand what the basic technical patterns are telling us: waves of buyers, waves of sellers, neutral patterns between waves, and the impact of transaction volumes during technical patterns.

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.

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.

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