Personal Finance

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 […]

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The ins and outs of filing income taxes

Income tax filing is something many students prefer not to do themselves. Many feel they don’t earn enough, so they don’t need to file. However, there are many credits, refunds, and benefits available to students which can equate to free money. Here’s what students need to know:  1. Income People who earn less than $30,000 a year, which is the […]

(Courtesy Stephanie Chan) Car Insurance tricks.

Personal finance: Lowering car insurance

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada, young people have the highest rate of traffic injury and death per capita among all age groups. Even though young people are stuck with higher insurance rates until their mid-twenties, there are some tricks that can lower insurance costs beyond the standard discounts that companies offer for driver’s training and good grades. Makes […]

by Stephanie Chan· · Arts & Life, Personal Finance
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