money

How does a centrally-planned economy work?

The United States and the Soviet Union differed on many things during the Cold War, and one of them was food.Continue...

The popularity of ‘sugaring’ is bittersweet

There’s nothing wrong with the practice of ‘sugaring,’ provided it’s consensual. But no one should feel pressured to put a price on their company—especially not students who are trying to make ends meet.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: The beautiful, bountiful world of bonds

If you aren’t familiar with investing, but want to save a few hundred dollars for a post-grad trip, a future shopping spree, or that scary thing people call “the future,” bonds are a great thing to know about.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: Explaining the Dow

When reporting on the economy, news sources will refer to something called “The Dow,” a term that’s used often but rarely explained.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: Carbon tax versus cap and trade

It’s hard to look at the news and miss the discussion on carbon pricing.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: How do banks really make money?

Even though I study economics, I didn’t fully understand how banks made money until I came across the explanation in my Macroeconomics textbook last year.Continue...

A guide to investing for students

Between balancing classes, assignments, relationships and taking care of yourself, the last stress you need university is worrying about your finances. While it may seem intimidating, the best time to educate yourself on how to save your money is now.Continue...

Johnny’s introduction to the stock market

Johnny has some extra money lying around. He’s been pondering the idea of putting it into the stock market and having his own money work for him, but Johnny’s not sure how to go about doing that...Continue...

Business Basics: Credit Cards

Who doesn’t feel like a high roller with their own plastic?Continue...

Business Basics: TFSAs

Don’t let the acronym’s lack of sexiness deter you from a savings plan your future self will thank you for.Continue...

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