5 stellar staycation tips

Stay local, save and have fun. A number of Canadians are scaling back on their summer travel plans, according to a new BMO survey. Specifically, a quarter of Canadians plan to hold off on summer travel for budgetary reasons. Of … Read more

Are your kids becoming money savvy?

Teach your grade-schoolers about finance in 6 easy steps. When it comes to their financial literacy, the majority of Canadians (94 per cent) give themselves a passing grade, according to a 2014 BMO Financial Group Financial Literacy Study — yet … Read more

Road trip! 4 weekend escapes on a budget

Fun family getaways within driving distance. Planning a long weekend with your family this season? It can be tricky to figure out where to go and what to do within a reasonable budget. Staycations are fun, but you don’t have … Read more

It costs how much to raise a child?

Holy smokes! But don’t panic — plan. For many expectant parents, underneath the joy and excitement is also concern for the future — how will we afford child care, university and everything in between? The experts weigh in On average, … Read more

Babysitters make how much per hour!?

Better hit the ATM before your big night out. Planning a night out without your kids? You better plan on shelling out a pretty penny for a babysitter. Unless you’re lucky enough to have a responsible teenager willing to help … Read more