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28 October 2016
Author: Maya Ramchandani
In a previous blog post I reflected on some of the financial difficulties faced by young people from care. I also talked about the importance of financially empowering youth from care, given that we’re required to be completely financially independent after 18 years of age.
30 September 2016
Author: Maya Ramchandani
I grew up in foster care. That’s why when I learned my colleagues at Prosper Canada were working with the Children’s Aid Foundation on an online financial literacy course tailored to young people in and from foster care I was interested.
22 August 2016
Author: Chloe Stanois
Dr. Gary Bloch, a family physician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, has spent years treating patients living on a low income for many illnesses he believes are linked to poverty. In fact, studies have shown that Canadians living in poverty are more likely to suffer from illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental illness, cancer and other chronic conditions than the typical Canadian. 
29 July 2016
Author: Maya Ramchandani
How informed are you on payday lending? The industry has been under intense scrutiny for its predatory lending practices, particularly in the past few months with increased media attention highlighting changes in laws and regulations. 
7 June 2016
Author: Maya Ramchandani
It’s that time of the year again. Now that the cold weather is behind us, there’s a lot to look forward to! The sun is shining, school is ending and spirits are high. Want to make the most of your summer? Proceed with caution. The last thing you want to do is get carried away with ambitious summer activities and wind up in a tight financial spot.
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