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
  • 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

  • August
  • categories: Deposits

    When you need to save money and you want to invest in a low-risk way, the GIC is a valuable tool you can use. The principle is simple: Choose how much money to invest and for … Read More

  • categories: Deposits

    When I was a child, my parents signed me up for a children’s savings account with a Big Five Canadian bank. I had that account for decades. And when it came time for me to get … Read More

  • July
  • categories: Deposits

    When you’re looking to make an investment with virtually no risk of losing your money, GICs are a popular option to consider. GICs let you earn interest on your savings, and you’re always guaranteed to get … Read More