Jack Hauen

Jack Hauen is a freelance writer and journalist. He has talked to full-time dungeon masters about how they made D&D their full time job, and explained the "crushing sadness" of the downtown Toronto renting experience. His reporting has appeared in Canada's top publications, including the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and National Post.

If you meet him at a party he might try to explain the ins and outs of credit card churning but will not be offended if you slowly back away. When he's not lurking r/PersonalFinanceCanada, he can often be found in the Algonquin backcountry, already gassed after the first portage of the day.
10 Costs to Be Aware of When Buying a Home in Canada

10 Costs to Be Aware of When Buying a Home in Canada

The listing price is far from the real cost of your new home. Insurance, taxes and other closing costs could add 25% on top.

How to Get Approved for a Mortgage in Canada

How to Get Approved for a Mortgage in Canada

A mortgage is likely the biggest purchase you'll ever make. We guide you through the steps, from start to finish.

How Much to Keep in an Emergency Fund

How Much to Keep in an Emergency Fund

Everyone should have an emergency fund to cover a few months of living expenses. Here's how to build one, and where you should keep it.

Envelope Budget System Explained for Canadians

Envelope Budget System Explained for Canadians

The envelope budget is one of the most popular, straightforward ways to keep track of your spending and cut down on impulse purchases.

How to Get a Mortgage Pre Approval in Canada

How to Get a Mortgage Pre Approval in Canada

We've compiled everything you need to know about one of the most critical parts of buying a home: mortgage pre-approval.

Types of Bank Accounts in Canada

Types of Bank Accounts in Canada

We round up the types of bank accounts available to Canadians, and their pros and cons — including some new players disrupting the game.

Rent vs Buy in Canada: Benefits and Drawbacks

Rent vs Buy in Canada: Benefits and Drawbacks

Buying a home has long been seen as the best way to generate wealth in the long term. But, today's hot real estate market is breaking all the rules.

Best Personal Loans in Canada (2023)

Best Personal Loans in Canada (2023)

Loans can make sense if you need a lot of money all at once. But it's important to understand the different types of loans, and how interest works.

Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) in Canada

Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) in Canada

How to get to financial independence early — and why it might not be for you.