Student Finance 101 Blogs

  • Ideas for Newbie Teachers

    Are you a new teacher wondering when - or if - you’ll ever get the job you trained for?

    If so, I've got something to share.

    Katie Hyslop, a knowledgeable education beat reporter with Canadian online newsmagazine The Tyee,” has just published an interesting piece full of ideas and information that could help new education grads.

    It could also help if you’re currently considering or now studying in this field.

  • New Books 2 Come


    People have been asking, so it's time to put this notice on the website.

    1. We hear you: not everybody likes e-books. So we're finalizing a paperback version of Kaching! How your family can cut thousands off your debt without spending a cent. [Seriously].

    That should be out next month. We'll announce it on the website and to everyone on our mailing list.

    2. There are new books on the way after that. I'm actually writing two at the same time. Umm, don't ask why - it just happened.

  • Podcast: Me 'n' My University Money

    You know, I've meant to do podcasts for years and since I used to work in radio, it sounds easy.

    You just get out the audio gear and edit a few talks about how to pay off all this student debt you've got. Or, better yet, how you can avoid this mess in the first place. 

    But there are never enough hours in my day. Argh, neverrr!!!

    Even this blog, for example, has to take a back seat to writing more books. 

  • Cost of Education Still Climbing

    The next few years will bring continued steep increases for post-secondary schooling for most Canadian students and their families. That's the outlook in Tier for Two, a new report from Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).

    If Canada's current government policies and trends continue, warn Erika Shaker and David Macdonald in their new report, Tier for Two, the next 4 years will see an increase of 13% in average undergrad tuition and related fees.

  • New Report: Provincial Borders May Cost You Thousands

    Think we all have equal access to post-secondary education in Canada? You’re wrong if your answer is “yes.”