Evelyn Kwong, TorontoStar

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Recent articles by Evelyn:

This millennial making $110,000 helps her family with mortgage, groceries. Is it time to buy a place with her boyfriend?

‘Can we even afford anything in the GTA. Is it smart to buy?’ Leanne asked. ‘The market is insane.’ → Read More

This Toronto influencer makes around $4,000 a month. She wants to save for school, but is $10,000 in debt. Can she do it?

Meesha also has a part-time job as a server, but she’s hoping to secure more stable pay in the future. → Read More

How Toronto’s mainstay Chinese restaurants bring me and my mom closer to our history — and each other

Spots like Swatow and Tasty Delight help me and my mom feel a connection even when so much of our history has been lost, writes Evelyn Kwong. → Read More

This Toronto millennial makes $60,000. He wants to organize his finances and build his savings. How can he start?

“Personal finance can be complicated even though my life seems rather uncomplicated,” Michael said. → Read More

'Should I just give up my dream of building a house on the lot so I can pay off debt now?'

At 37 years old, Paula is earning $92,000 a year working in tech, But, she’s spent years battling more than $60,000 in debt → Read More

This Toronto millennial has always relied on his parents financially. Owing $20,000, how can he pay them back and move out?

“I’m in my 30s. I do want to pay my parents back the $20,000 eventually, find a job and move out,” Lee said. → Read More

19-year old with two jobs wants to buy his parents a home

With only a high school diploma in hand, Karan sought bank jobs that didn’t require a university degree, and ended up taking an internship at a major bank as an IT project co-ordinator. → Read More

This Toronto millennial is $20,000 in debt. Now, she’s overspending after living abroad. How can she manage her money?

“I make enough to pay this off, but there’s this feeling of missing out (with) my friends so I just haven’t been motivated to stay in,” Julie said. → Read More

29-year-old survived off federal benefit but has come into an inheritance

Jodie had been surviving off a federal benefit of around $270 a week before returning to work recently → Read More

This B.C. tech worker is $60,000 in debt and paying mortgage for a plot of land. How can she get out of debt?

While Paula, 37, has been in the dumps over her finances, a small remedy is an expected $7,000 to $15,000 she’ll be receiving soon “settling a pay equity case.” → Read More

Teachers moved from U.S. to Toronto with their newborn

After their daughter was born six months ago, Shellie realized that she wanted to raise her child in her hometown of Toronto, to be closer to her parents. → Read More

This Toronto teen put university on hold to help his family. He wants to buy them a home. Can he afford it?

At 19, Karan Agrawal is making more than double what his family can bring in. And it’s because of this that he’s hoping to meet his next huge goal: buying a home for them. → Read More

Back to school for a career change, Anand wants to buy a second condo and save for trips

He’s made the decision to go back to school part time, and is looking to change industries after graduating. → Read More

This 25-year-old earning $50,000 wants to move out and find a rental with her boyfriend. Can she afford it?

Brittany lives in Brampton with her parents. She recently learned that her parents plan to sell their house and move to St. Catharines. → Read More

‘We want a forever home, but we don’t want to be house poor.’

Dave and Annie have recently entered a new chapter of their lives: becoming parents. → Read More

This university student wants to move out and rent a place for less than $1,000 a month. With OSAP looming, does she have enough?

Olivia is looking to live with three or four friends and split the rent on a place in downtown Toronto. → Read More

Officially sick of Toronto, this 29-year old considers moving to the U.S.

Dre lives with her partner and makes $90,00 but her weeks often push past 60 hour. → Read More

This tech worker makes $60,000 and has no savings. He wants to travel to see his sick grandmother. What can he do?

Peter had $5,000 saved up for a trip to Colombia and a vacation to Asia later on, but after his car broke down his savings disappeared. → Read More

Three jobs, seven 12-hour days, six figures. Should this 29-year old slow down?

Will Ralph be able to manage his work life balance? → Read More

This new Canadian makes $35,000 as a hospital cleaner. He wants an emergency fund in case rent goes up. How can he start?

Luis has finally landed a full-time job after moving to Canada five years ago. Now he wants to build a sense of financial security. → Read More