Taking Care of Your Money                      

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.

Henry David Thoreau

Taking care of your finances is an essential aspect of everyday life. In the Taking Care of Your Money category, there is information on financial basics such as setting up accounts, establishing credit, or how to get a loan. Are you interested in making a large purchase? Learn what to do when buying your first vehicle, house - or how to get auto insurance. In this category, you can also learn about the Canada Revenue Agency and the Canadian income tax processes - or government benefits such as a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP).

Banking and Financial Advice

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Setting Up a Bank Account

Learn more about opening a bank account in Canada.

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Establishing Your Credit

Learn more about establishing your credit score in Canada and how to improve it.

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Getting A Loan

This article will explore the process of applying for a personal loan.

Making Your First Big Purchase

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What to Do When Buying Your First Vehicle

Learn more about buying your first vehicle in Canada.

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All You Need to Know About Auto Insurance

There are additional costs involved when it comes to owning a vehicle — most significantly,
auto insurance.

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Tips For Buying Your First Home

Learn more about buying your first home in Canada.

Government Benefits & Processes

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Income Taxes and the Canadian Revenue Agency

Learn more on how to navigate income taxes and the Canadian Revenue Agency.

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Canadian Pay and Deductions

By law, an employer must deduct certain items from your employment earnings each time you are paid.

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Retirement and Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)

Learn about how Retirement and Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) can help you save money and plan for your retirement.

Registered Education Savings Plans (RESP)

For those moving with family, saving for your kids’ education is often a top financial priority, as post-secondary education costs can be high in Canada.

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Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA)

A Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) tops the list of investment plans for newcomers.