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  • Great Canadian icons: hockey, the canoe and the RESP.

    Jun 27, 2018 | "Saving for education"

    Happy Canada Day! Let’s all celebrate living in a country that values education.

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  • Stronger Together to Help Canadian Families Maximize Their Education Savings

    Mar 29, 2018 | "Company News"

    Knowledge First Financial and Heritage Education Funds: Stronger Together to Help Canadian Families Maximize Their Education Savings

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  • The Magic of Compound Growth

    Nov 23, 2017 | "Saving for education"

    The first snowfall of the season is one of the glories of living in the Canadian north. It is wonderful to see how the accumulation of snow turns the outdoors into a winter wonderland. Do you know how the ‘snowball effect’ works with your investments? It is the magic of compound growth that occurs when you put your money in an investment that delivers a return and then your earnings are re-invested.

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  • Post-secondary Education Savings is a Top Priority For Parents With Children Under 14

    Nov 22, 2017 | "Saving for Education"

    It’s Education Savings Week. A perfect opportunity to learn more about Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs), available government grants, and what is top of mind for Canadian parents. The good news, more and more parents are looking to take advantage of government grants but there is room for improvement. Here’s what we know about trends and motivation for parents with young children and their post-secondary education goals.

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  • Watch for the Canada Learning Bond Letter

    Nov 19, 2017

    Did you know? The Government of Canada will contribute to a child’s RESP through the Canada Learning Bond (CLB) and yet – only 33% of eligible children have benefitted from this free money. That’s why, throughout the year, the government sends letters to a subset of eligible families who have not yet received CLB.

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  • Financial Literacy in a Cashless Society

    Nov 1, 2017 | Child, Development”

    In our world, where money is exchanged electronically and cash is less visible, we are presented with new and exciting opportunities to teach children about finances. Known as financial literacy, these early lessons and conversations around money can help children develop financial concepts improving their ability to manage their money later in life.

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  • The Rising Cost of Education

    Oct 19, 2017 | "Saving for Education"

    For a child born in 2017 the first year of university could cost as much as $29,394[1]… per year? Today, families of university-age students living on-campus are currently spending an average of $20,300 per year, while those who live at home or are not paying for residence and meals, are spending an average of $10,600.

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  • Tips for Back to School Success

    Aug 24, 2017 | “Child, Development”

    For parents and children alike the new school year is a chance to learn and grow together. Parents are instrumental in their child’s school success, after all! To help you and your child have a successful school year we’re sharing a few tips for each educational milestone:

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  • Meet the 2017 Knowledge First Financial Graduate Scholarship Award Recipients

    Aug 1, 2017 | “Company, News”

    Each year, Knowledge First Financial awards 10 outstanding individuals, who are highly involved in academics, athletics, community service and volunteer activities, with scholarships totalling $120,000. Learn more about our 2017 scholarship recipients and their future aspirations.

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  • Beaches and Coastal Towns Top Canadians Must-See Places

    Jul 26, 2017 | "Company News"

    Canadian beaches are where it's at! Our customers rank Beaches and Costal Towns as their top Must-See places in our Canada 150 survey!

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  • From old favourites to bestsellers, kids and teens love to pick and choose their own summer reads.

    Jul 26, 2017 | "Child Development"

    Summer holidays are a time when children are free to experience books in a different way than the rest of the year. Daily summer reading also helps avoid a problem that educators have noticed: a long break from school can cause students to lose some of their reading achievement.

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  • Amendments to Eligibility Requirements For The Canada Learning Bond

    Feb 3, 2017 | "Saving for Education"

    Changes are coming to the Canada Learning Bond (CLB). Learn about new eligibility requirements.

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  • Smart Saving Tips

    Jan 23, 2017 | "Saving for Education"

    The more you can save every month, the more you will have for your child’s education. Find out simple ways to make saving a habit. Investing a little more now will mean more in the end.

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  • Money Gifts Can Be a Teachable Moment!

    Dec 19, 2016 | "Saving for Education"

    To help set you up for success, here are some tips on how you can introduce both meaningful and responsible giving into your holiday family traditions.

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  • 7 RESP Tips to Help You Save for Education

    Nov 17, 2016 | "Saving for Education"

    Contribute $2,500 to an RESP and receive $500 in Canada Education Savings Grant each year. That’s a 20% boost – and just the starting point for the potential your RESP can grow.

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  • Choice for High School Students in Canada

    Oct 15, 2016 | "Education Trends"

    Many parents consider looking beyond their ‘local’ high school for an environment that suits their child’s aptitudes and interests. The good news: there is choice for our students.

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  • Extracurricular: Something for Everyone

    Sep 15, 2016 | "Child Development"

    There are so many extracurricular activities, beyond sports teams, dance, and scouts, to introduce to your children. Looking to find one your child enjoys and that balances with other aspects of your life?

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  • Five Money Lessons for Children

    Aug 5, 2016 | "Child Development"

    Teaching your children about finances and the value of saving is a gift that keeps on giving. Here are some highly effective money management tips to set them up for a lifetime of financial success.

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  • Five Tips For Setting Screen Time Boundaries

    Jul 19, 2016 | "Child Development"

    While screen time recommendations may vary slightly by age group or the latest research, the one-thing experts seem to agree on is that less screen time is better. Here are the recommended guidelines by age.

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  • Four Unexpected Benefits of Learning Multiple Languages

    Jun 8, 2016 | "Child Development"

    Beyond the obvious advantages of being fluent in more than one language, there four benefits to children who learning more than one language.

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  • Affordability Is A Decision Maker

    May 1, 2015 | "Education Trends"

    Research shows parents and young adults differ on the importance of affordability when it comes to choosing a university or college.

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