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A stay-at-home parent’s guide to retirement savings

We’re pleased to welcome Rubina Ahmed-Haq as a writing contributor to the Oaken Blog. Rubina is a highly regarded personal finance expert, and provides her thoughtful commentary for media outlets including the CBC and Global News. Rubina also writes for several magazines, and has her own website at alwayssavemoney.com. We’re especially excited to announce that...read more

Downsizing for retirees

There are many key milestones in life: that first job, marriage, the birth of a child – even retirement. These events all bring about changes, and can lead to lots of questions. For those actively saving and planning for retirement, these questions are typically along the lines of “how much money do I need to...read more

Simple driving tips to save fuel (and money)!

The price of gasoline has been on an upward trajectory for the past few months, and with the prospects of increasing carbon taxes likely resulting in future price increases, motorists are looking for ways to reduce their driving costs. Obviously, buying a more fuel efficient vehicle or even switching to an electric vehicle is one...read more

Is early retirement just a dream?

Back in the 1980s, one of Canada’s biggest insurance companies launched an advertising campaign to promote the idea of retiring at the age of 55. It was a very clever marketing strategy, and became hugely popular. As Canadians of a certain generation will readily attest, the magic number of 55 soon lodged in people’s minds...read more

5 reasons why it’s never too late to start saving

One question that every young person should ask themselves is “How do I start saving for retirement?”. And another question that many older people may ask is “Is it too late to start saving for retirement?”. Of course, if more people asked themselves the first one, far fewer would end up asking the second. Many...read more

Travel destinations where your loonie goes farther

For those planning to travel outside Canada in the next little while, your vacation might now cost you a little more than you’d originally planned. That’s because the “loonie” continues to struggle against most of the major currencies. This includes the US dollar, the British pound and the Euro. What’s even more distressing for travellers...read more

What’s a robo-advisor, and should I have one?

If you’ve been hearing more and more about robo-advisors lately, that’s no surprise. First offered in the United States, robo-advisors have spread to the rest of the world, and are now one of the hottest ways of managing money for the average investor. In 2018, over $225 billion in assets were managed by robo-advisors worldwide....read more

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