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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

Did you know that, according to police figures, Canadians reported losing over $120 million to scammers last year? The actual number could be much higher as the Better Business Bureau estimates that the figure jumps to well over a billion dollars when you include all the presumed losses that no one even bothers to report....read more

Women should save as if single (even if they’re not!)

When it comes to household finances, many women rely on their partners to take care of their future financial needs. But a new book wants to change women’s attitudes when it comes to saving for the future. Called “Bank on Yourself: Why Every Woman Should Plan Financially to be Single, Even If She Is Not”,...read more

Personal finance tips for back to school season

Welcome back to school. As you fret about the full-time slate of syllabi you just received and the huge word counts on those term papers that are due impossibly soon, let us help you address another fret many students have around this time of year: money. Being broke and being a student often go hand-in-hand,...read more

10 tips to help you save money on your next trip

Please join us in welcoming Barry Choi as a contributor to the Oaken Blog. Barry is a well-known personal finance and travel expert, and a regular guest on some of Canada’s largest media outlets. You can follow Barry on his personal site moneywehave.com or reach out to him on Twitter @barrychoi. In his first article...read more

Age-proofing your portfolio

It’s only to be expected that our priorities change as we age. Whether just starting out in the workforce, raising a family or nearing retirement, the different stages we experience throughout our lifetime determine the decisions and actions we take. The same holds true when it comes to investing, and this is why it is...read more

The “Pink Tax” can cost women thousands each year

If you haven’t heard of the “Pink Tax” before, it refers to the well-documented phenomenon that women often pay more than men for similar items. This can be anything from clothing and personal care products, to haircuts and office supplies. A 2011 study by the University of Florida found that women typically end up paying...read more

Talking money with your Gen Z kids

We hear so much about Millennials (those born in the early 1980s) and how their influence has reshaped our world. As the first wave of this cohort enters early middle age and their peak earning years, they will continue to exert a tremendous influence on everything from consumer spending to government policies. However, the next...read more

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