Posts tagged Adulting
Top 8 mistakes in a financial plan

We believe everybody should have a financial plan (they're not just for the ultra-wealthy). They can look very different and that's perfectly normal. Whether yours comes in the form of a booklet, a web app, a set of conversations, a one-page manifesto, or is simply non-existent, you should look out for these common mistakes which our experts have seen over the years. Read on to make sure your plan is rock-solid!

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5 topics to discuss with your aging parents

When you think about adulting, it’s all about relying on your parents less, right? Well, here’s the secret: As you grow up and rely less on your parents, they, sensing your newfound confidence and maturity, will begin to rely more on you! It’s the circle of life (cue the Lion King music), and this post will walk you through the talks you need to have with your parents to prepare you as they hand over the torch. If your parents already treat you as their tech support hotline...you know it’s time for this talk!

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Do you need a prenup?

We enter marriage and relationships with a lot of hope, but we have all heard horror stories when it doesn’t go right. Prenuptial agreements are controversial, but they truly are designed to protect assets and offer each spouse a clear and fair path to exit, if the relationship doesn’t work out. That doesn’t seem so scary, does it? Read on to learn about the options available to you, and how to get protected. 

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Good debt vs. bad debt

Debt is one of the most searched financial terms, the most feared financial term, and the top financial struggle for most Canadian families. In the world of personal finance, it’s the four-letter word. It is also a catalyst for taking action, a tool to change your money game, and a chance to optimize your finances. This article is our way to show you the good and bad of debt, and how you can make it work for you.

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First mortgage mistakes (we avoided). A dialogue.

Allegra and Cody, a young couple from Calgary shares the story of buying their first house and the lessons they learned as they applied for their first mortgage. The names have been changed to protect their identity.

“Buying our first home together is something we have been working toward for years, but no one ever dreams of their first mortgage.”

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