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How Do Student Loans Work in Canada?

Like most of life’s big questions, the answer isn’t always straightforward! Student loans in Canada have a unique structure and set of requirements, and it’s important to know exactly what you are getting into before you start applying to universities. See below for an overview of how student loans work in Canada, including the difference between loans that come from the government and loans that come from your province/territory.

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How to Earn Income as a College Student

This article is part of our Finance Hub.


Going to college is a great way to further build towards your long-term career goals. However, whether you’re fresh out of high-school or not, making ends meet while studying can be hard.

Balancing study hours, living costs and student loans leaves most college students with pretty massive debts that need to be repaid as soon as possible.

With so many things …

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Financial Advice for Teenagers

Financial freedom, financial security, and financial prowess are feats which some people spend decades working to achieve. Like most things in life, the earlier one begins to practice, the better off they will be. In the case of financial independence, teenagers who learn advantageous skills before becoming adults are more likely to be able to handle events later in life like planning a wedding or having funds available to pay …

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How to Financially Prepare for College

In many regards, college is viewed as a rite of passage into adulthood. While various individuals maintain different opinions regarding college, its merits, and potential pitfalls, there are certain occupations where a professional degree is absolutely paramount. However, nothing in life comes without a cost. This is especially applicable regarding college; higher education is notorious for its costliness, especially in the United States. Therefore, being financially prepared for college is …

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Tips to Avoid My 5 Personal Money Mistakes

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Finances can be confusing to many young Canadians across British Columbia --and stressful, I know this personally. It is never easy admitting mistakes we might have made in the past, especially when it comes to your money and spending--but it is the only way you can really transform for the better.

Now, it is common to make money mistakes in your 20's and 30's, and even sometimes into your more …

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Canadian Students Can Save Money And Have Fun Too

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If you're a young adult who is going off to college the end of August, it is certainly time to prep on the values of money . While college life can be hard, and yes, financially strict, it doesn't have to be depressing, or extremely stringent at all.  

It's important for parents to explain budgeting and smart spending to their child, no matter how old they might be.

Since becoming …

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