How To Teach Kids To Save Money

by Invisor Last updated on May 10, 2016

The value of saving money was ingrained in me by my parents at a young age. Cash gifts would go into my bank account and chores were happily accepted so I could buy my own treats at the dollar store. When the time came to splurge on an electronic or the hottest new toy, I had my own stash to dip into. Parents are the biggest influencers on their child’s financial habits, so here are our 9 ways to teach kids to save money, and they all start with you!

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How to Maximize Your Tax Refund – Paying Yourself First and Making Smart Purchases

by Invisor Last updated on April 27, 2016

Last year, you thought ahead and contributed more towards your taxes than required. Now, you get to reap the rewards of your tax refund! It’s exciting to get some extra cash in your pocket, especially when you see the positive result of your contributions and the profit you have created. While the cash may be tempting to spend, you know you want to be smart about how you spend it. And, since you feel good about the final amount of your refund, you want to feel equally good about where that money goes. This is a great opportunity to reward yourself by taking care of your finances, buying smart, and maximizing the benefit of your refund. Here are some important ways to think about paying yourself first, and ideas on how to get the most out of your purchases. 

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How To Create A Budget For You And Your Spouse

by Invisor Last updated on February 24, 2016

While one of the most common stressors on a relationship is finances, budgeting as a couple doesn’t have to be complicated if you’re both on the same team. There’s no such thing as a “normal” budget; each couple’s budget is designed specifically for their family’s goals, income, and spending habits. Budgeting for couples requires open communication and the discipline to track your spending. We can help you identify your long and short term goals to find a plan that works for you, starting with these 7 tips on how to create a budget you and your spouse can follow.

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How To Save Money This Valentine's Day

by Invisor Last updated on February 09, 2016

For some, February 14 is the most romantic day of the year. For others, the obligation of Valentine’s Day spending is an inconvenience. Whether you’re looking forward to getting showered with affection and gifts or dreading this retail holiday, if you’re in a relationship, there’s a good chance you’ll be celebrating V-day in one way or another.

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How to Manage Your Household Finances in Uncertain Times

by Invisor Last updated on January 06, 2016

With the economy continuing to struggle, markets fluctuating, and job security in jeopardy, it is no wonder that many people are concerned about their financial futures. In such uncertain times, feeling out of control – especially when it comes to finances – can lead to unnecessary stress. To take back control and alleviate anxiety, here are five tips to help you manage your household finances.

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How to enjoy Black Friday shopping without going into the red

by Invisor Last updated on November 25, 2015

We have all heard stories about “that guy” who made a fortune in the stock market. He’s the same guy who never loses in Vegas and always seems to find the best deals on Black Friday. But we don’t always hear about the bad outcomes in investing, from chasing high returns to taking on too much risk. Same goes for Black Friday – do you ever hear about a friend who waited in line for hours only to be disappointed by the value of the deals?

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How to invest wisely using your travel experiences

by Invisor Last updated on November 18, 2015

This blog by Invisor CEO Pramod Udiaver was originally published on Huffington Post Canada

Vacation travel is always fun, isn’t it? The days that lead up to the trip are probably the best part as you get together with your friends, family, or whoever is joining you, to plan the trip. Even if you are travelling alone, researching your destination and planning the trip builds up excitement.

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How to Maximize Your Employee Savings Plan

by Invisor Last updated on September 02, 2015

If your employer offered you free money, would you say no? Of course not! But if you’re not participating in your company’s Employee Savings Plan that is basically what you’re doing.

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How to Invest in a TFSA: 3 Key Points You Need to Know

by Invisor Last updated on August 12, 2015

A recent article published in Benefits Canada pointed out that the majority of Canadians don’t know how Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSA) work. The TFSA is a tax-sheltered account for Canadians in which any gains or income earned in the account are tax-free, even when the money is withdrawn. Because income is not taxed, your earnings grow quicker than they would in a taxable account since any money that would have been withdrawn to pay taxes instead earns income for you.

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How to earn an extra $26,000 a year in retirement income

by Invisor Last updated on July 29, 2015

When it comes to investing, many people ask questions such as what company’s stock should I buy, when should I buy, and how much return can I expect. The questions they should be asking are:

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