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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

Nine times out of ten, most young people decide to attend college after finishing high school. While this decision can be beneficial regarding success in various occupations, earning at least one source of income during one's time in college is always an advantageous decision. Earning income not only grants students the ability to have their own money but moreover breeds personal responsibility. However, there are certain jobs and opportunities which …

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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 prior to adulthood are more likely to succeed than their unaware counterparts who have to learn via various mistakes. Financial missteps can be quite costly; …

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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

wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Student-stress.jpg 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

wp-content/uploads/2016/02/College-image.jpg 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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