Personal Finance

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Salad King Introduces New Scholarship at Ryerson University

Ryerson students have even more reason to like Salad King. The Thai restaurant, located mere steps off campus, is now offering a  new $15,000 scholarship for Ryerson students, as well as an extension to its international student awards at the university. The announcement was made during Ryerson’s first International Mother Language Day Festival on Feb. 29, as part of the […]

by Lisa Coombs· · Arts & Life, Food, Personal Finance
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Ryerson student aims to raise $50k for film

By Saheel Shah After 17 days and over $20,000, funds continue coming in for the Ryerson-directed feature film Goliath as it enters the third week of its Indiegogo campaign. Goliath is being written, directed and produced by Luke Villemaire, a third-year film student at Ryerson. In September, Villemaire secured $20,000 through the Ryerson Communication and Design Society (RCDS) to contribute […]

Plato's Closet came to Ryerson residence Pitman Hall on March 23. (Emily Stachera/Ryersonian Staff)

Clothes for cash: Students trade in old clothing at Plato’s Closet

Students got the chance to turn their gently used clothing into cold hard cash when Plato’s Closet, a chain that buys and sells brand-name used clothing, brought their business to Ryerson residence Pitman Hall on March 23. This was the third event Plato’s Closet has done in co–operation with Ryerson, the first being a booth set up during frosh week […]

Money saving tips for students back from the holidays

Money saving tips for students back from the holidays

Four experts from differing financial backgrounds give some tips on how to get student finances on track.

Budgeting, credit cards and goal-setting are important for graduates. (Tiffany Crawford / Ryersonian Staff)

How to get a handle on after-grad finances

The Ryersonian’s Robert Liwanag spoke with RBC director of student banking Mandy Mail who offered financial advice to post-secondary students who are months away from graduating.

Growth of Good Food Centre leads to emphasis on nutrition and sustainability

Growth of Good Food Centre leads to emphasis on nutrition and sustainability

Ryerson’s Good Food Centre is seeing a rise in visits. How is Ryerson fighting to help hunger on campus?

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Students should file their taxes now or they could be hit with a penalty

The dreaded tax season can be daunting for anyone, let alone for the students who simply don’t know where to start. It’s one of the many challenges first-timers face: How to file a tax return. The April 30 deadline is fast approaching and young adults should act quickly to avoid being hit with the five per cent interest penalty.

by Cole Deakin· · Arts & Life, Personal Finance
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Breaking down the basics to banking

By Cole Deakin Credit cards can be students’ best friend but they’re probably their worst enemy too. It’s like convenience and temptation got pressed into one glossy piece of plastic — with your name on it. New runners? No problem. Late night pizza delivery? Just a swipe away. This makes avoiding money trouble a huge challenge for many. To encourage […]

Chang School to host “Women, Worth and Wellness” event

Chang School to host “Women, Worth and Wellness” event

The Chang School is challenging women to think more about how health and wealth are connected. On Wednesday, the school is hosting a breakfast and lecture called, “Women, Worth and Wellness,” at the Peter Bronfman Learning Centre. According to Nancy Griffin, a financial planner with more than 20 years of experience who will be leading the lecture, the event will […]

R U debt free?

R U debt free?

Ryerson is offering a series of financial literacy classes to students for what organizers say is the first time. And it’s free. “If you don’t have (such) skills when you get to the outside world, if you don’t get it somewhere, you’re going to find yourself in trouble,” said Doug Furchner, collections manager at the university. Furchner is co-ordinating the […]

Students are turning to the Internet for advice on how to fill their wallets. (Matt Oxman/ The Ryersonian)

Millennials turn to the internet for financial advice

When it comes to financial planning, there’s no shortage of advice. But the endless amount of expertise and jargon can often be overwhelming for those looking to improve their money smarts. In a 2013 survey conducted among millennials, fewer than a third said they turned to blogs and social media for investment advice. Almost two thirds said that general websites,  such […]