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Boom in Kids Hair Care Provides Economic Opportunity to Canadian

4 min read

The global kid's haircare market is anticipated to rise at a considerable rate during the forecast period, between 2023 and 2030. In particular, specialty services and natural products geared toward children and their families living with autism or dealing with head lice have proven a successful business investment. Franchises, Lice Squad.com and Superhero Kids Hair…

Lice Squad

Overwhelmed and receiving little support?  Have you considered applying for

5 min read

As parents, it is our innate nature to do all we can to support and nurture our children’s development.  There are so many stresses, hurdles, and concerns. Parents with children with disabilities or medical conditions have overwhelming pressure both emotionally and financially as they struggle to find support and put in place early interventions. Getting access to testing,…

T.J. Firenze

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Money Talks: The Beginner’s Guide To Investing For Kids

5 min read

Financial literacy is an essential skill that helps children develop money management skills, promotes financial independence, and enables them to make informed financial decisions. It is important for children to learn about Financial concepts and principles at an early age to set them up for financial success as adults. The lack of financial education is…

Juwan Rohan

Teaching kids healthy financial habits

4 min read

A good lesson for children to learn early on is the power of saving. That $20 bill Grandma gave them can supplement their allowance, allowing for a bigger purchase in the future if they save it now. To help demonstrate the benefit of saving, brainstorm some ideas with your child about what they might want…

Woody Yang

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Top 5 money books for your kids

4 min read

You can kickstart financial literacy at home with books designed for every age to teach your kids the ins and outs of money management.

Shannon Terrell

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Mydoh helps children manage their finances

6 min read

If you’re looking for a helpful app to get started check out Mydoh, powered by RBC. It is a helpful tool to educate and show your children the comings and goings of their money while learning how to make smart money choices. It’s a money management app and Smart Cash Card (which includes a digital…

Carlie Parkinson

Mydoh

Alexa, How Do I Teach Mini Millennials About Money?

3 min read

silent alarm of a much-needed diaper change. While you and your other half grapple with who’s taking the night shift and who gets some extra shuteye, a conversation about money will feel like your last priority.  

Vivian Leung

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How to Instill a Positive Attitude Towards Money in Your

3 min read

Financial psychologist Bradley Klontz and his partner Sonya Britt believe the answer to that question is as complicated as we are. They say that the way we respond to money and the world around us is shaped by the generational forces of our family, culture, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

David Ash

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Important! File your 2019 taxes or risk losing your CCB

3 min read

In late August, the Canadian government warned eligible Canadians who have not yet filed their 2019 tax returns about the possibility of getting cut off from receiving the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) or GST/HST credits moving forward until they file.  The 2019 tax filing deadline was delayed earlier this year due to COVID-19, and pushed…

Josée Cabral

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Disability Tax Credit Advice for Parents with Children with Learning

7 min read

Do you have a child with a learning disability or ADD/ADHD? Is it putting an enormous financial burden on you? If yes, then this article is a must-read, because there is hope and relief for you in the form of the Disability Tax Credit! For over 30 years, the Disability Tax Credit has helped disabled…

DCCI

girl with learning disability looking for letter

Are you ready for post-secondary schooling costs?

3 min read

The thought of post-secondary education can be terrifying for parents. The idea of their children leaving the nest and becoming adults, coupled with the fear of the, potentially, enormous education bill makes any parent concerned. As we all know, the cost of post-secondary education increases annually. If your child is currently five, the cost of…

Carlie Parkinson

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Post-Secondary Education Cost Gives 73% of Canadian Parents “Sticker Shock”

3 min read

Parents Don’t Know the Full Costs of Post-Secondary and Don’t Have a Written Plan - Says Ipsos and Knowledge First Financial  Recent findings from an Education Savings Week Ipsos1 Survey commissioned by Knowledge First Financial found that Canadian parents do not know the full cost of a post-secondary education. Two-thirds of parents of children aged 12 and…

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Mother talking to daughter about Post-Secondary

Kids are getting the money tools, but not learning how

4 min read

Kids are starting on the money track sooner than their parents did, but it’s not helping them to manage money on their own any sooner, says a new CIBC poll. The poll, which surveyed Canadian parents with children aged 24 or under, found that on average, kids are opening bank accounts, receiving allowances, managing their…

Alexa Xuereb

Boy counting money

Tax time benefits for parents!

4 min read

The ‘job’ of being a parent comes with many benefits. From re-experiencing the world through the curious eyes of your little one, to always having an excuse if you want to skip a night out with friends (sorry, staying in—couldn’t find a babysitter!), you see the positive aspects of parenting. However, most parents will also…

Heidi Hofstad

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What is the Canada Child Tax Benefit Program?

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It's hard to keep track of the changes to our family benefits, but the upcoming change from the new Liberal Government is definitely going to make a difference to your monthly budget. It is supposed to be an increased amount for 9 out of 10 families! The Canada child tax benefit (CCTB) is a tax-free…

Carlie Parkinson

money

Ask an Expert – Important answers to questions about RESP’s

4 min read

As parents, we want to do what’s best for our children, and part of that is ensuring they have a good education. When is comes to saving for their post-secondary education, things get confusing, especially with RESP’s. We polled our Facebook Fans to find out what they were most confused about when it came to…

Carlie Parkinson

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