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Tip Sheets

Managing and budgeting your money can be difficult and is often overwhelming. We've enlisted the help of some bright financial minds to help simplify matters for you. On this page you'll find a variety of tip sheets and articles on various financial matters - think of them as money-smart tips and tricks to get you started on the right financial path!

Tip Sheets By Lesley Scorgie

Lesley is the bestselling author of Rich by Thirty: A Young Adult's Guide to Financial Success, a personal finance book geared towards young people. She appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show when she was only 17, where she discussed financial strategies and shared her goal of becoming rich by thirty. Lesley is enthusiastic about sharing her financial smarts with Alberta's youth.

Know Your Score

A Frugal Approach to Paying Tuition

Is Post-Secondary Education an Investment or Liability?

Saving for Big-ticket Items

Manage the Good Debt and Eliminate the Bad

Student Perspectives by Janine Eccleston

Janine is a 20-something University of Alberta student with a passion for personal finance. Janine has created a personal finance blog called My Pennies, My Thoughts to chronicle her journey to financial freedom. She hopes to use her financial knowledge to expand her own investment portfolio and help others with tracking their spending, increasing savings and learning how to invest for the long run. Janine is passionate about helping others and provides thoughtful financial advice.


The Importance of Filing Taxes: Some Tax Tips for Students

A New Year, New Financial Resolutions

TFSA - What's in it for you?

Budgeting Basics - How to Build a Budget?
Summer of Savings

Not happy with your bank? Things to consider before you switch

Soured by problems with the bank he had been using for years, Johnny Hollick was looking for a good reason to take his money elsewhere, and a free iPad seemed like the perfect incentive.

How this 23-year-old grad tackled $53,349 in student and car loans

In the fall of 2011, shortly after finishing university, Jordann Brown realized she owed $53,349.

“My story isn’t one about spending with abandon or being irresponsible,” says the 23-year-old, who works in marketing and provides content for a mortgage rate comparison website. “I did what every millennial is told to do after high school, and that put me up to my eyeballs in debt.”

In today's hot housing market, first time buyers can't afford to get in

First-time buyers are the housing market’s pinata.

People buying a first home are essential to the real estate market. But when the federal government periodically tries to cool home sales, its go-to strategy is make it tougher for first-timers.