How to ensure your young family thrives, without compromising your finances

How to ensure your young family thrives, without compromising your finances

Families continue to grow despite the pandemic. But with continued financial uncertainty, it’s prudent for parents to plan for kid costs as carefully, and with as much flexibility, as possible. Here’s how to prepare financially. Don’t overdo it on the start-up costs for a new baby Preparing for the baby’s arrival is exciting, and this […]

This 23-year-old student is more than $15,000 in debt, was laid off and has to buy groceries for her family. How can she gain control of her finances?

This 23-year-old student is more than $15,000 in debt, was laid off and has to buy groceries for her family. How can she gain control of her finances?

Janine, a 23-year-old undergrad student, is finally on her last year of post-secondary school. Working part-time at her university, making around $ 430 a month, she knows she has a lot of ground to make up when it comes to paying off her student debt when she graduates. “I am graduating next year, and I […]

'Like losing a family member': Community mourns loss of Jane and Finch rec centre to fire

'Like losing a family member': Community mourns loss of Jane and Finch rec centre to fire

Residents in the Jane and Finch area say their community has lost its heart. A fire ripped through Firgrove Learning and Innovation Community Centre (FLICC) last week, leaving kids without a place to gather and organizers scrambling to keep programs running. The space is a non-profit community centre that opened in 2008. Now, those who loved the facility are […]

Thomas Finds Family, and then His Valentine

Thomas Finds Family, and then His Valentine

By Andrew Todhunter Thomas Johnson was curious. How much Native American ancestry did he have? A software developer and former US Army medic from Stockton, California, he grew up in the northwest corner of Indiana. “Where I grew up, there’s a belief that everyone from that part of the country has some percentage of Native […]

'In the blink of an eye': After a whole family dies on Flight PS752, what happens with what's left behind?

'In the blink of an eye': After a whole family dies on Flight PS752, what happens with what's left behind?

When Shaho Shahbazpanahi went to check in on the home of his close friends while they visited Iran, no one could have predicted they would never return — and that he would bear the responsibility of figuring out what to do with the pieces of their lives left behind. Razgar Rahimi, Farideh Gholami and their three-year-old son, Jiwan Rahimi, were about […]

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