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Buy a car

Can you afford a car?

Owning a car is expensive. Apart from the cost of buying it, you need to be able to keep it running! Those expenses can add up.

Read more if you want more information about owning a car and expenses.

Before buying a car, consider the alternatives

Buying a car may not be right for you, especially if you have to take out a loan and pay interest! Here are some options that could help save you money.

Read more if you want more information about alternatives before buying a car.


Get a credit card

How to access your credit report

Your credit report provides a snapshot of your financial habits. A poor credit report could be a major stumbling block when you apply for any kind of loan, a line of credit or a credit card.

Read more if you want more information about how to access your credit report.

Applying for a credit card on campus: Is it a good idea?

As tempting as it may be to accept an on-campus credit card offer, here are four good reasons not to accept the first offer that comes along.

Read more if you want more information about applying for a credit card on campus.


Pay for my education

Student insurance billed by your university: Is it compulsory?

Student associations often negociate insurance coverage for their members. The premium automatically appears on your student fee statement for the current session. Are they necessary?

Read more if you want more information about student insurance billed by your university

Do you have student loans to pay back?

Here are a few tips to help you prepare a repayment plan that fits your budget.

Read more if you want more information about student loans to pay back.


Rent my own apartment

Can I afford an apartment?

Thinking of moving out on your own? It’s important to first figure out how much it’ll actually cost, as rent isn’t the only thing you’ll have to pay.

Read more if you want more information about moving out on your own and the costs

Is tenants’ home insurance compulsory?

No, but you should get it anyway. Here’s why.

Read more if you want more information about tenants' home insurance


Avoid financial fraud

Social media scams: Be careful, even if someone says they’re a friend!

Here are three types of fraud often seen in social media.

Read more if you want more information about social media scams

You thought you were insured: Beware of insurance fraud!

Fraudsters pocket the premium and issue fake insurance policies so their victims think they're covered. Here's how you can protect yourself against this type of fraud.

Read more if you want more information about fraud insurance

Warning

Have you witnessed fraud or suspicious practices?

  • Someone wants to sell you a product and isn't in the AMF register?
  • Someone is promising you returns that seem too good to be true?

Notify the AMF! By reporting the situation to us, you can help stop fraud.

End of the warning

Manage my finances

Prepare a budget in three easy steps

Is there something you want to do, like get a new apartment, buy a new car or further your education? Following these three easy steps can help you maintain your lifestyle and achieve your objectives.

Read more if you want more information about preparing a budget in three easy steps

Is opening a bank account complicated?

Bank or credit union? Banking package or transaction fees? It’s not really all that complicated. Here are the key things you need to know before opening a bank account.

Read more if you want more information about opening a bank account