Some Old Toys are Worth a Fortune

Published by Captain Cash | Advice, Money | No Comments

For many, old toys bring in more than just fantastic memories. While a toy might remind a person of the childhood they had and the fun times they had with family and friends, some of the toys sitting up in the attic or packed away in boxes might actually be worth a little bit of money. In fact, if they’re in great condition or still in the original box, they could be worth thousands.

Some of the toys a person might have that could be worth quite a bit are below. Take a look through your childhood and see if there’s any memories that could net you a little bit of extra cash.

2016-2017 Federal Support for Canadian Province

Published by Captain Cash | Financial, Money | No Comments

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.


The Canadian Wealth Test

Published by Captain Cash | Financial, Money | No Comments

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.


Snowbirds! Beware of These New Tax Rules

Published by Captain Cash | Advice, Financial, Money | No Comments

Each year, there are new tax rules, most of which are not disseminated to the public in a convenient or effective way. However, as you have no doubt heard many judges and police officers say, “Ignorance of the law does not exonerate you from the law.” While this may seem unfair, it is an unfortunate truth of the ever-changing tax code.


Learn to Save for Your Future

Published by Captain Cash | Advice, Budget, Financial, Money | No Comments

If you are the type of person who is always concerned about finances, this is definitely a good thing. It is very important to carefully consider how the household income is being spent and the amount of money that is being set aside for the future. It seems as if everywhere we look, people are learning more about extreme saving. This is a wonderful thing to do. Unfortunately, many people don’t have the willpower to quit eating out so much and stay home for a change.


Gifts for Kids That Will Teach Them About Money

Published by Captain Cash | Advice, Financial, Money | No Comments

Canadian children are often not being taught the basics of money. What is a dollar worth? What sacrifices are made to buy that toy in the store? These are big ideas often ignored by parents.

But, parents that can plant early seeds in financial education will reap the benefits of a child who can care for themselves and be smart about their spending.

Below are a few tech money ideas to teach children about the value of that famous light green paper.


5 Best Financial Moves a 40ish Woman Can Make

Published by Captain Cash | Advice, Budget, Financial, Money | No Comments

Most people are really ill-prepared for retirement. While that isn’t earth-shattering news, it’s important for anyone in their 40s to start thinking seriously about how they will finance retirement.

While some people do, indeed, have a solid plan in place to ensure their financial stability when they retire, others are on shaky ground, with little saved and no real idea how they will survive once retirement age is reached.

However, there are five best financial moves experts say anyone, but especially women in their 40s, should consider implementing now.