March 2013

Get Through School Debt-Free

March 25, 2013 by 2 comments

A friend told me about this great website and I am happy to share it with you. Check out Scholarships Canada. You may find this to be a useful website if your child is starting post-secondary education this year or is already in the midst of undergrad studies or ...

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How much allowance is appropriate for each age?

March 21, 2013 by Leave a comment

It is suggested that weekly allowance should equal the child’s age. For example, an eight year old child would receive $8 per week. Some people think that this is a lot of money to give away each week to their child, but the idea is to give them enough money ...

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Should allowance be tied to chores?

March 20, 2013 by 4 comments

Based on my research parents are divided on this issue. One group believes that allowance should not be tied to chores. Children are part of the family unit, and as such have certain family responsibilities, which they should not be paid for. The children need to understand that as they ...

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The Importance of Allowance

March 18, 2013 by 4 comments

If you are a parent, and even if you do not read anything else written by me or on teaching money management to kids, please at least read this.

The most important lesson you can give your child on money management is through their allowance. The allowance is to be ...

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Was I just mugged?

March 17, 2013 by 4 comments

Today I took my daughter to see Disney’s Princesses on Ice. This was a big event for my three and a half year old. She made sure she was wearing Princess Belle’s dress and tiara. She also gave me detailed instructions how to pull her hair back in an updo ...

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Free Money for Post-Secondary Education

March 12, 2013 by Leave a comment

Do you know that if your net family income is $42,707 per year or less, each of your children born in 2004 or later may be entitled to $2,000 for their post-secondary education?

No strings attached.  The money is available under the Canadian Learning Bond program. The way this works is that the ...

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Let’s get cultured for FREE

March 11, 2013 by Leave a comment

Did you know that with your Toronto Public Library card you can take out a pass for your family to explore the best of Toronto's arts and cultural treasures for free?  The participating venues are:

  • AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Bata Shoe Museum
  • Black Creek Pioneer Village
  • ...

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