News and Articles

See some of the stories, research and news related to the financial stress, health and resilience of Canadians. These come from recent press articles, our work and other leading research and thinking around the globe.

Cars, houses, Facebook and stagnant incomes – why you’re so stressed about money ROB CARRICK PERSONAL FINANCE COLUMNIST – GLOBE AND MAIL – March 8, 2019 Philip Bailey is worried that the family's cost of daily living is making it difficult to save enough for...

Shaming people about money is all the rage these days

One of the saddest stories I’ve ever seen about indebtedness has been making the rounds on social media lately. It’s about a U.S. couple who make a combined US$160,000 per year, yet owe so much to so many that they can’t really keep track. This couple’s apparent...

Ashamed of the way you are about money?

Ashamed of the way you are about money? Old financial ‘scripts’ could be to blame Early money messages may be responsible for some of the self-defeating things we do – or don’t do – with our money. It’s the dirty little secret that keeps so many people awake at night...

If households are this financially stressed now, how much misery is coming as rates rise?

Two weeks ahead of what will likely be the next leg up for interest rates comes a warning of how much stress households already feel about money. Updating its Financial Health Index for 2018, a firm called Seymour Consulting concludes that money-related stress is...

The Path to Wellness

There are many factors affecting employee wellness and financial stress is one of them. However, there are also many things a credit union can do to help staff cope with life’s challenges. By Alexandra Samur Employees across industries report being more stressed than...

REPORT: B.C. women are financially stressed, stretched and under-resourced

March 7, 2018, Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – B.C. women worry more than B.C. men about their finances, with 52% experiencing "extreme emotional stress" and 59% feeling unsatisfied with their financial situation, according to a new Vancity report. Money...