Marriage is the coming together of two separate lives, but it’s also the coming together of two separate financial histories and situations.
And while your financial past will continue to be a part of your life, you’ll also be contending with a lifetime of new financial experiences and decisions with another person. One key to success is to be ready to handle everything that comes up. And having the financial resources to deal with the unexpected will be as important as developing the communication skills needed to talk about financial matters. Read more
Understanding financial issues is challenging enough for adults, so it’s no wonder many parents struggle when it comes to teaching them to kids.
According to a Harris/Decima Youth Financial Literacy Study for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 84% of Canadians believe young people are ill-prepared to manage their finances when they enter the workforce. While 78% of Canadian parents have attempted to teach their children financial management skills, 60% believe that they haven’t been successful. Read more