Canadians worried about finances

By Staff | November 13, 2015 | Last updated on November 13, 2015
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The majority of Canadians (79%) aren’t confident they’ll achieve their financial goals, finds a study by Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC). Further, just 18% say they’re knowledgeable about financial matters.

Here are some additional findings.

  • Women (73%) are more likely than men (63%) to worry.
  • In terms of important financial goals, emergency fund ranked number one (94%), followed by major financial debt (93%), being prepared for a financial emergency (93%), and being free of common consumer debt, such as credit cards and lines of credit (92%).
  • 35% report they aren’t active in having a financial strategy to deal with major life events or achieve goals.
  • 69% report they don’t have a comprehensive, written financial plan.
  • Young people are more likely to have a plan (37%) than those aged fifty-plus (27%).

As Canadians continue to juggle debt, budgeting, home ownership and retirement planning, here are some articles to help.

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