Monica and Tyler want to move past living for the moment. They want to manage their debt and start saving for goals such as a house and retirement. But they don’t know where to start.
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Where does my money go?
Monica and Tyler need to move from short-term thinking and spending if they want to tackle their debts and build some savings. Do you know where your money is going? Life & Money Matters can help you learn better budgeting and financial habits.
Getting a grip on excessive debt
Take our debt test to better manage debt and increase your cash flow. Watch the video >
Use this Government of Canada calculator to find out where your money is going and how much you can put towards your goals. Click here >
Five basics about managing money
School probably didn’t teach you about managing money. Read more >
Getting a Grip on Excessive Debt
Do you have a debt problem? Take a moment to answer these questions. Read more >
Making a plan to be debt-free
The Government of Canada walks you through the steps to tackle your debts. Read more >
Starting a family
Monica and Tyler’s friends all seem to be buying houses and starting families. They want these dreams too. Find out how much things cost and discover resources you can tap into.
Buying a house
Check out these tools from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation to determine how much you can afford and more. Click here >
Child and Family Benefits Calculator
Use this Government of Canada calculator to see what child and family benefits you may be eligible for. Click here >
Having a baby
This Government of Canada checklist will help you apply for benefits Click here >
Registered education savings plans (RESPs)
The Canada Revenue Agency explains how an RESP works. Read more >
Paying the Price for Post Secondary Education
In this installment of Life & Money Matters, Peter Wouters explores different strategies as well as factors to keep in mind when saving for the cost of post-secondary education. Watch the video >
There’s no place like home
Buying a home can be the single biggest purchase you will ever make – consider protecting it with life insurance. Read more >
Is retirement planning for young people too?
Monica and Tyler wonder if they should be saving. It’s a good question. The one thing retirees would tell their younger selves is to start saving sooner. Life & Money Matters has the tools you need to learn about saving.
Pay Yourself First
You should pay the most important person in your life first. Watch the video >
Are you saving enough for retirement?
Find out if you are on track with our RRSP Calculator. Click here >
An RRSP loan can make a significant difference in the long-term value of your RRSP. Explore with our RRSP Loan Calculator. Click here >
The Canada Revenue Agency explains what you need to know about: Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP’s): Click here >
Tax-Free Saving Account (TFSA): Click here >
Millennials and Retirement
58% of Millennials have high expectations of retirement Read more >
How can I protect what’s important to me?
Monica and Tyler are starting out and need to protect their family and their businesses. Life & Money Matters has the tools to help you reduce your risk.
Why do I need life insurance?
Life insurance is a tool to help people prepare for the unexpected. Watch the video >
Insurance Lingo infographic
Shopping for insurance can be confusing given the unfamiliar terms. Our infographic explains some of the commonly used terms. Read our blog >
An investment solution that meets your needs
Guaranteed Investment Funds can help you grow your savings and protect you from market downturns, in addition to benefits such as estate planning, probate bypass and potential creditor protection. Read our brochure >
Life insurance basics
This Guide from The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) shows how life insurance can protect your family and business. Click here >
Disability insurance basics
This Guide from The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) shows how disability insurance can protect your income. Read more >
Pay Yourself FirstWatch the video >