Student Finance 101 Blogs


    Just a quick note:

    About the double workshop announced at the recent telesummit, Dare to Soar 2021...

    If you attended the Telesummit, you'll find that workshop page by clicking my workshop link on the Telesummit page.

    The reason I'm not detailing more here - or linking you directly - is because it's on a private page within this public website. So if you use that link on the Telesummit page, you'll get there!

  • Podcast: Me 'n' My University Money

    Thanks to Kyle Prevost, co-creator of My University Money, I've done a Skype interview you can check out online. Link is below, after I blather a bit.

    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!!!

  • Books 2 Come


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

    That should be out by the end of this year. We'll announce it on the website or you can just follow the Ka-Ching ad there and see the paper option.

    2. There's a new book on the way after that, my Student Loan Survival Guide. I'm actually writing 2 at the same time. Umm, don't ask why - it just happened.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.