Family Finance

Flexible Work = Trade Offs - SavvyMom

Advocating for Flexible Work = Trade Offs

Working remotely added a more flexible work life balance to our days. If your company is returning to the office, advocating for hybrid may mean trade offs.

How to choose between an RRSP or TFSA - SavvyMom

How to Choose Between an RRSP or TFSA

It’s that time of year again. When you’re staring down your taxes, here’s how to choose between an RRSP or TFSA…

Are Your Family Bank Accounts Safe - SavvyMom

Are Your Family Bank Accounts Safe?

But as well-practiced as we may be at budgeting, saving, and paying our bills, we may not know whether or not the money in our family bank accounts is protected in the event of a bank failure.

FAQs for Kids Allowance - SavvyMom

Kids Allowance Questions: How Much and When?

Parenting expert Alyson Schafer shares her three top questions regarding kids allowance and offers answers that make sense — or cents!

RESP Savings Plan

Getting a Tax Refund? Here’s Why You Should Consider Investing in an RESP

If you’re anticipating an income tax refund this year, you may already be thinking about how to spend it. There…

Why Right Now Is a Good Time to Get Serious About Your Child’s RESPs

We’ve all had enough surprises (thanks, 2020!) so now, it’s all about planning. Early preparation for post-secondary education is a great place to start.

Accepting My Family’s Financial Limitations When it Comes to Extracurricular Activities

As many as 1 in 4 parents have even gone into debt to put their children in extracurriculars, which includes sports, community programs, and arts programs.

5 Simple, Smart Ways to Save Money

Want to know more about how to save money? There are lots of easy ways for you to make small changes and reduce your spending so that you’ll see big rewards down the road.

Kids Allowance and Chores - SavvyMom

Balancing Chores & Kids’ Allowance: Should You Pay Kids to Help?

When it comes to household chores and kids’ allowance, there is always the age-old debate: Should children be paid to help out around the house?