It has taken some time folks, but it has been done. After long nights searching the internet, going through dozens of websites, I have finally been able to complete a list of 25 Canadian Finance Websites.
The websites listed below have been aimed to help you get the best experience out of your finances. Some websites will list ways to help you out of debt, while others try to get you following a plan to help you retire on time.
These websites are all fantastic, and deserve your time to be spent on each one of them.
Without any further delay, let us now move on to the list of Canadian Finance Websites.
This website has been created by the award winning author of A Dawn is a City University of New York Economics graduate. The information on this website focuses on a variety of topics from a Canadian perspective. You will find the focus on investing, loans, RRSP, RESP, Credit Cards and much more. I particularly enjoyed was “How Credit Card Calculates Interests”, this article explains how to calculate your credit card’s interest very easily and can assist any beginner.
As you can tell from the website’s name, this particular website aims to help you understand Canadian tax and other financial information. On the homepage of the website, you attention is instantly hooked by the statement “If you want to be retired at 50, read this!!”. You will find in that section information on what you should be doing, and at the end resources you can use to help you plan your finances.
This has to be one of the best websites around for Canadian finances. You have an amazing source of information of for practically any of your needs. By visiting this website, you will immediately find yourself immersed in articles concerning investing, planning your future, and much more. I recently read an interesting article, “The real secret of the rich” [written by David Aston], and it is definitely something everyone should consider reading.
This particular website was chosen because it will help you compare credit cards depending on your spending habits on a monthly basis. It is a great tool to use when you are deciding on a credit card, and wish to narrow down the search.
Four Pillars now known as MoneySmartsBlog
Money Smarts Blog [previously known as Four Pillars] is a great finance website to help you in the areas of investing, real estate and personal finance. The authors provide in depth information on these topics from their experiences, and from this you can take what you learn and apply to your own lives. A recent article titled “Tracking Finances” gives information on what you may want to do to help track your finances, and what the author does to track their finances.
A great personal finance blog which gives you various personal finance and consumer concerns, stories, examples, all made to help you in your personal finances. The author has been featured in an article in the Globe and Mail highlighting his success in the financial world, and his website is definitely one that should not be overlooked.
I particularly enjoyed the article “Improve Your Credit Rating in 5 Easy Steps”; the article got to the point, and gave a great explanation on how to accomplish the task at hand.
Million Dollar Journey is a great personal finance website that aims to build wealth through saving and investing. The articles found on the website educate you on personal finance and investing. A really great post was “Claiming Extended Warranty with Your Credit Card”, it is informative and gets to the point. You will not have to look no further if you have been wondering how to go about this topic.
This website has been created by the award winning author of A Dawn is a City University of New York Economics graduate. This particular blog is aimed towards personal finance, investing, entrepreneurship and more. You are going to find extensive knowledge in this blog from the author’s education and personal experience. This is a great blog with a variety of subjects, which will leave you wanting to read more.
The article titled “How to Raise Financially Responsible Kids”, it is great to see an article aimed to help parents teach their kids to be financially responsible.
The Canadian Money Advisor has been around since 2005 assisting Canadians in understanding their money and personal finance since 2005. The topics range, but they all inform the reader, which serves the purpose of this website. It is a great source of information if you ever find yourself unsure about your financial situation.
This particular website is great for giving an opinion on a variety of topics. I particularly enjoy how the author voices his/her opinion. Only downside is that it is not updated too frequently, which can leave its readers wanting more.
Rated as one of the top 5 personal finance blogs by BNN and the Globe and Mail in 2009, this blog is a great source of information for investors. It gives some insight into the market and gives great opinions that should not be missed.
I recently read an article titled “Credit Card Balance Protection Insurance Costs You Even if You Pay Off Your Balance”, which gave great information as to why having this when your balance. Read it and be enlightened.
The Wealthy Boomer is a great blog which gives you great advice in concerns to personal finance, investing and much more. It is affiliated with the Financial Post, and you can always find an article that grabs your interest.
The author is Kerry Taylor, a British Columbia resident which covers travel, household budgeting, resume tips and much more. It goes hand in hand with personal finance and give advice and tips to save, plus her own experience.
I particularly enjoyed the article “Track your Money with the Free Budget Spreadsheet”, it gave advice on how to use the budget spreadsheet provided, with the aim of you tracking your spending and hopefully save more in the future.
This website specializes in personal finance and investing; it pays close attention to the stock market giving the authors insight into the market. You can find many articles on a different company, particular to what is in the author’s portfolio.
The goal of the Dividend Guy is to create a portfolio of strong companies that will continue to increase their dividends on a yearly basis, with the purpose of providing a source of passive income upon his retirement. Definitely not a bad idea, and as such he writes many posts concerning investing and portfolio building. This is a great source of information for any investor, especially those who are new and wish to learn.
“Your highway to Financial Freedom”, love how that sounds, and that is what the author tends to deliver in his posts. You will find many posts concerning credit cards, real estate, and much more. I particularly enjoyed the post “6 Areas of Consideration for your Financial Health”. The information was concise and gave great reasoning for each area of consideration.
This website gives DIY analysis and assessments of investing, ETFs, portfolio and asset allocation, book reviews and much more. The articles get straight to the point, are and covers personal investing and financial issues.
This particular blog is aimed to generation y; the reason the author started this blog was because it seemed that the average generation y guy or girl did not know what an RRSP is. The author plans on educating generation Y through topics such as saving, personal finance, investing and much more.
This is a personal finance blog, and the posts tend to be related to the author’s finances in every day life. What I particularly like about this blog is the articles where the author gives a breakdown of her pay and her monthly expenses; she explains where her money went and what she did with the rest of her money at the end of the month. I also enjoyed reading “May 2010 Monthly Goals”, where the author goes into depth where her money will be going for the month.
The website’s author decided to create Balance Junkie in order to share what she has learned over the years about personal finance, economics, investing and balance in life. Balance Junkie helps you find a better balance in money and in your life.
One of the best posts I have read in a while is “5 Investing Challenges for the Next Decade”, which gave great foresight for what is to come into investing, also the challenges brought up are also double edged swords.
Ending the Rat Race
This blog was officially launched in September 2008 by a young investor and entrepreneur who is motivated to retire and thus end the rat race at a young age. The topics covered topics on credit cards, investing and much more. Great source of information and definitely a website that should not be missed.
An article I enjoyed reading was “RESPs for Children?”, it gave great information as to the disadvantages and advantages of having an RESP, also a few alternatives you may want to consider.
The author of this blog has decided that he ants to retire by his 45th birthday. This blog gives great insight for those who are aiming for an early retirement, and how the author of the blog plans on reaching his early retirement.
I enjoyed reading the article “Playing the Stock Market”, it game great insight of the author’s experience in playing the stock market and relating the experience to gambling. Interesting article, and loved the point of view and how he related everything.
The Simple Dollar is an exploration of personal finance from a perspective of one man who realized that he needed to get a grip on his money. Through his experience he helps people gain a proper standing in their financial situation as they fight debt and bad spending habits. Trent’s 14 Money Rules is a great source of basic knowledge on how one should manage their money, I love Rule #1: Spending Less Than you Earn, and completely agree with the rule and agree it is something people tend to not follow.
Colourful money is a Canadian personal finance blog that shares personal finance tips on helping Canadians achieve financial independence in any economic climate. There are man useful tips in this website, which can help you improve your financial standing.
The Financial Blogger is an interesting site, it offers great input into personal finance. The author, Mike, first started blogging as a means to improve his English writing skill and he decided to share his experience in the financial industry with everyone. The website is a joint project with his friend Pierre, and they both want to share information with everyone about personal finance.
An interesting article is “What is Your Relationship with Money?”, I love how Mike takes money and relates it to real life relationships. Definitely something everyone should read.
The best of the best. Did we miss anyone? Think someone should be on this list that isn’t?