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.
The Envelope Budget System Explained

The Envelope Budget System Explained

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

Emergency Fund: What Is It & How Much Should You Have

Emergency Fund: What Is It & How Much Should You Have

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.

Mortgage Pre Approval: A Complete Guide

Mortgage Pre Approval: A Complete Guide

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

Rent vs Buy: Is it Better to Rent or Buy?

Rent vs Buy: Is it Better to Rent or Buy?

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.

How to Get a Mortgage in Canada

How to Get 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.

Types of Bank Accounts for Canadians

Types of Bank Accounts for Canadians

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

What is a Loan?

What is a Loan?

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.

10 Costs to Be Aware of When Buying a Home

10 Costs to Be Aware of When Buying a Home

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

The Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) Movement Explained

The Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) Movement Explained

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