Over 8 million individuals have applied for the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) since its inception in March 2020. The benefit was introduced to help people who are impacted by widespread business and school closures due to COVID-19. And it was recently extended from 16 weeks to 24, now lasting until October 3, 2020.
Most consumers typically have both a credit card and a debit card. Of course, the biggest difference between the two is that a debit card will immediately take money out of your bank account when used, unlike a credit card, which will pay for the purchase and later add the amount of the transaction to your monthly statement.
But are there any other differences between the two?
The moment that your first professional paycheck enters your bank account can be a euphoric experience. Finally you can trade in those frozen pizzas and microwavable popcorn for some real food! However, this new cash flow can also be overwhelming - post-university life comes with a host of additional financial and social responsibilities.
For many early 20-somethings that are freshly graduated and are now facing credit card and loan bills, the last thing on their mind is investments.
Remember your mid-twenties when retirement seemed like a lifetime away, and living paycheque to paycheque was your reality? ‘If only I knew then what I know now’ can be heard echoing throughout offices in banks around the country. So we’re here to heed that warning and help you understand the magic of compound interest in long-term savings, before it’s too late.
These are the obstacles we all face in trying to achieve our financial goals:
There is a legend about a successful financial advisor in Warren Buffett’s stomping grounds of Omaha, Nebraska. It is reported that this advisor has learned the art of communicating the basics of wealth building with the local farmers. The advisor, who we will call Fred Smith, greets clients in his office with a window behind his desk that overlooks fields of blowing wheat and corn.