financial literacy

Financial literacy programs work—if they’re done right

There is an onus on all Canadian sectors to develop and implement financial literacy programs that work—and the data proves it

How financial literacy programs can do more harm than good

By making it seem as if financial well-being is more a matter of choice than circumstance, these programs reduce sympathy for those living in poverty.

How young is too young to learn about mortgages?

There’s a push to add all kinds of new things to the mandatory school curriculum, from financial literacy to coding. But we just can’t have it all.

When kids’ allowance goes digital

From 2016: Children as young as age five are getting their own debit and credit cards. Will it make them financially savvy?

Here’s the real cost of retirement happiness

As part of MoneySense’s financial literacy week, here’s a look at three different budgets to help you plan your spending more thoughtfully

How to get the money out of your mattress

Stop sitting on a pile of cash because you can’t decide on an investment plan. Here’s more financial literacy advice for MoneySense Week

Who wants to be a millionaire? Here’s how.

It’s not easy, but for many middle-class Canadians it’s a realistic goal to save seven figures

The crunch years: Where the money goes

To kick off MoneySense Week, here’s what one man learned after tracking his expenses for 12 years


Parents shouldn’t shelter students from financial realities

Parents often give up retirement savings to pay for education: StatsCan


Bright idea: Money for nothing

Need money? Just ask for it.


Students don’t know money

Financial literacy a serious gap in modern education