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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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  • 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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  • 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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