One of the first things you should do when you move to a new country is familiarize yourself with its banking system. A credit report, chequing and savings accounts, a line of credit—for a newcomer, understanding the nuances of these new concepts isn’t always easy. Need help? Here are the ABCs of the Canadian banking system.

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To broaden their horizons and experience something new, many students opt to study abroad. Here are seven good reasons to choose to study in Canada.

If you’re ready to go off to university, you’re ready to start learning how to budget. First-time university students are susceptible to overspending but by maintaining a budget, you will save money, manage expenses and set yourself up for success!

According to the 2014 edition of the annual Andex Charts, the average return on Canadian, U.S. and international equities has varied between 9 and 11% since 1950. That means a $100 investment in the S&P 500 in 1950 would have been worth more than $66,000 by 2014 (660 times the initial outlay). This result demonstrates the value that stocks can create for long-term investors.

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