Jordan Lavin

Jordan grew up on the coast of British Columbia, and moved to Toronto in 2004 to study radio and television at Ryerson University. After school, his part-time job at a local radio station quickly turned into a full-time marketing position at one of Canada's leading sports broadcasters. Jordan developed a passion for personal finance while buying his first house, and his obsession with online mortgage calculators led him to When he's not at work, you'll find him at a campground, at a curling rink, or relaxing at home with his family.

Latest blogs
  • November
  • categories: Deposits

    You might have read a lot of articles about saving for a car that are really judgy. This won’t be one of them.

  • categories: Deposits

    Saving for your child’s post-secondary education is one of the many financial pressures parents face. And when your child’s tuition will cost tens of thousands of dollars, you don’t want to give up a huge portion … Read More

  • categories: Deposits

    In Canada, one of the safest and most reliable investment options available is the GIC. You might have heard about them through advertising, been offered a GIC from a salesperson at the bank, or read about … Read More

  • October
  • categories: Mortgages

    It’s been about a year now since Canadian mortgage rates hit their all-time low. After that, rates began creeping back up for the first time in years thanks mostly to regulatory changes that made mortgage lending … Read More

  • categories: Deposits

    Bank fees make me cranky. In Canada, our big banks make billions from selling customers loans and investments. So when the bank charges me a fee to access my own money, it feels like they’re taking … Read More

  • September
  • categories: Deposits

    Picking investments can bring up a lot of emotions. It can be fun and exhilarating, it can be tedious and stressful, or it can be downright boring. But to meet your financial goals, you’ll need to … Read More

  • categories: Deposits

    Isn’t it too soon? Didn’t we just spend the entire summer complaining that we weren’t ready for back-to-school commercials? Can’t we just wait until the holiday season is behind us? Why do we have to talk … Read More