How Canadians Can Help Syrian Refugees

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Being displaced from a home can be terrible and emotionally upsetting. In some cases, a family can lose everything except the clothes on their back. The refugees from Syria are currently suffering these types of problems and more. They are not only displaced from their homes, they are displaced from their homeland and the area they were familiar with.

There are many organizations that are currently assisting the syrian refugees, and citizens can do more to make this transition for them easier. Although there are very few citizens who can afford to fully support a refugee family with all of their expenses, they can get involved in other ways.

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Canadians Less Confident in Finances Heading Into future

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Despite the fact that the majority of Canadian residents are feeling confident about their savings and income, the percentage of those who are concerned remains higher than in previous years.

The numbers shift depending on where in the country people are surveyed, but consistently the average citizen is slightly less comfortable with their own financial security than they have been in the past.

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Groceries Will Be Even More Expensive in 2016

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Canadian households will be hit by yet more increases in food costs in 2016. Experts are predicting that the increase of food pricing in 2015 will continue into 2016.

The University of Guelph’s Food Institute experts are predicting that Canadian families who were forced to spend an additional $325.00 in 2015 will now have to pay an additional increase of about $345.00 in 2016 for groceries they purchase.

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Which Canadian City Has The Most Expensive Day Care?

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Canadian two-earner families are facing a serious crisis concerning daycare costs for their children. The Canadian center For Policy Alternatives has reported that no less than 27 Canadian cities have experienced a five percent increase in day care costs since last year.

Day care rates going up so fast hurt the cash-strapped Canadian working families. Some families are having to consider the cost effectiveness of that second income, especially if there are more than one child in the family needing day care.

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Decade by Decade Guide to Building Your Wealth

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Preparing financially for retirement can seem a daunting task for anyone, especially when many financial experts recommend having nearly one million dollars available when you reach retirement age.

However, if you’re careful and deliberate about it, building your wealth so that you can retire comfortably isn’t difficult. You just need to start early and follow some guidelines throughout each decade of your life.

2016-2017 Federal Support for Canadian Province

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Cynics call provincial and federal support an arm of the supposed “welfare state.” What cynics do not understand is that many essential services, in which every citizen partakes, come from the same essential funding source.

These services in general include financial, educational, medical, infrastructure, and social program support.

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The Canadian Wealth Test

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MoneySense’s All Canadian Wealth Test captivated a lot of attention in 2009. The economy was in shambles, and most people are looking back at the year and the latter decade without any sense of longing or nostalgia.

Thankfully, the results of the 2015 wealth test are far more encouraging. Some positive trends have made 2009 seen even further away. The fact that the test is only done every half a decade makes for a nice sense of distance from the last set of results. In 2015, the times have mostly changed for the better.

Though the country still has a long way to go, financial education and a stabler economy has brought forward some excellent new movements and trends.