Better Finances for a Better You

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← Curating the web to find the most interesting and helpful information about your money.

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Did you know?

Canada stopped using the penny in 2013. A penny is worth so little that it was costing more than a cent to make each one! Today, when buying with cash, we round to the nearest five cents.

Follow every penny & dollar - Track and analyze your cash flow →

Word of the week


Credit is money that you may borrow from someone (like a bank or credit card company). You must consent to repaying them on a predetermined timeline, typically with interest, by signing an agreement. The four basic types of credit: - Revolving credit - Charge credit - Instalment credit - Service credit Each serves a different purpose and works in a different way.

Learn more about credit and why credit scores are important →


Finance thinkfluencers vs economists

It turns out that there's a large gulf between the advice given by the authors of popular finance books and academic economists.

How their tips square with traditional economic thinking? →

Quote of the week

"It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Infographic of the week

Global Distribution of Money

The fact that China, Japan, the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and India are the nations with the greatest concentrations of this wealth is not surprising. Actually, the combined wealth of just seven nations makes up 69% of the global total.

Global Distribution of Money Do you know your Net Worth? Start tracking it today →


Rising interest rates brought pain for new homeowners - and opportunity for house hunters

Saving Podcast: Stress Test by columnist Rob Carrick and editor Roma Luciw →


3 common mistakes investors make — and how to avoid them

In our daily lives, we know it’s hard to break bad habits, like eating too much junk food. The same is true for investing. Just as understanding which foods are better for you, knowledge is power when it comes to your portfolio.

Nobody’s perfect, especially when it comes to investing →

Serious Stuff

Grocery Rebate: How Much Will You Receive?

On July 5, 2023 some Canadians received a GST/HST credit for the grocery rebate.

  • Canadians who qualified received anything from $234 to $628.
  • Your family size and relationship status affected how much you were eligible to receive.
Calculation sheet for the Grocery Rebate →

Fun stuff

"I'll be playing basketball with the President Dunking on his delegates Then I'll compliment him on his political etiquette Toss a couple milli in the air just for the heck of it"

Which artist is #1 on our Neontrack playlist this week?

Music About Money →

Listen to our Neontrack playlist when you have music and money on your mind.

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