Articles by Tara Al-Khudairi

Tara Al-Khudairi is a freelance personal finance writer who has worked in the financial services industry since 2017. She graduated from McMaster University with a degree in Finance and is pursuing her CFA.

She has worked at a major Canadian financial institution in various client-facing advisory roles, starting as a bank teller and working up to a Client Services Associate within the Asset Management division. She specializes in simplifying concepts of personal finance for people of various financial backgrounds.

When she’s not examining the markets looking for the next SHOP.TO, she’s either practicing yoga, planning her next vacation, or has her nose buried deep in a book.
Working While on Employment Insurance Explained

Working While on Employment Insurance Explained

Are you on Employment Insurance (EI) and thinking of earning some income? Here's how it'll affect your benefits.

BC Disability Benefit PWD Payments & Dates

BC Disability Benefit PWD Payments & Dates

Learn about the BC PWD Disability Benefit, PWD payment dates in 2022, PWD benefits and how to apply for PWD.

Old Age Security (OAS) Benefit Dates & Payment Amounts (2022)

Old Age Security (OAS) Benefit Dates & Payment Amounts (2022)

Turning 65 soon? Here's everything you need to know about the Old Age Security benefit.

What is the Canada Training Credit (CTC) Limit & How to Claim It

What is the Canada Training Credit (CTC) Limit & How to Claim It

Everything you need to know about one of Canada's newest training credits - perfect for working professionals and lifelong learners.

CPP Survivor’s Pension: How to Apply & Monthly Payment Amounts

CPP Survivor’s Pension: How to Apply & Monthly Payment Amounts

If you're married or the common-law partner of a deceased contributor, you may be eligible for the monthly CPP Survivor benefits. Learn more here.

TransUnion vs Equifax: Different Credit Scores Explained

TransUnion vs Equifax: Different Credit Scores Explained

TransUnion vs. Equifax - why are my credit scores different? Which of the two are more accurate? Read this for all your biggest questions answered.

What is the Minimum Wage in Newfoundland and Labrador?

What is the Minimum Wage in Newfoundland and Labrador?

Newfoundland has the forth lowest minimum wage in Canada - can you guess how much it is?

AISH Payment Dates & How Much You Can Qualify For

AISH Payment Dates & How Much You Can Qualify For

This program based in Alberta offers financial support to Albertans with a permanent and severe disability affecting their ability to earn a living.

All Your Canada GSL Questions Answered

All Your Canada GSL Questions Answered

Got a deposit titled ‘Canada GSL’ and wondering what it's for? We’re here to break it all down for you.

Canada Pension Plan: How Much You’ll Get

Canada Pension Plan: How Much You’ll Get

Stay up to date with everything you need to know about the Canada Pension Plan.

CPP Death Benefit for Canadians Explained

CPP Death Benefit for Canadians Explained

Most working Canadians have contributed to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). Here are some details on the CPP Death Benefit.

A Guide to the Ontario Child Benefit

A Guide to the Ontario Child Benefit

Learn about the provincial program that offers financial support to lower income families with children under the age of 18 years old.

Understanding the Age of Majority in Ontario

Understanding the Age of Majority in Ontario

The age of majority indicates how old you must be to be legally considered an adult.

Minimum Wage in Manitoba: Here Are The Details

Minimum Wage in Manitoba: Here Are The Details

Want to know which jobs pay the highest minimum wage in Manitoba?

What is the Ontario Opportunities Fund & Should You Contribute?

What is the Ontario Opportunities Fund & Should You Contribute?

Reduce the province's debt and the taxes you need to pay? Here's everything you need to know about the Ontario Opportunities Fund.

Canada Child Benefit (CCB) Payment Dates & Application Guide

Canada Child Benefit (CCB) Payment Dates & Application Guide

Everything you need to know about the Canada Child Benefit (CCB).

A Guide to ODSP Payments and More

A Guide to ODSP Payments and More

Everything you need to know about the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

What is Canada FPT & When Will I Get It

What is Canada FPT & When Will I Get It

Did you get a deposit from Canada FPT and are unsure what that’s all about? Canada FPT is short for Federal, Provincial, Territorial tax credit.

The Canada Workers Benefit Explained

The Canada Workers Benefit Explained

Are you a low-earning Canadian worker? You just might qualify for a little thing called the CWB. Come get the inside scoop.

What Is The Canada RIT Deposit?

What Is The Canada RIT Deposit?

Every year, some Canadians receive a surprise deposit in their bank account titled “Canada RIT”. What's this all about?

Ontario Trillium Benefit – What is it and How to Claim Your Payment

Ontario Trillium Benefit – What is it and How to Claim Your Payment

Got questions about the Ontario Trillium Benefit? We've got you covered with everything you need to know.

GST Payment Dates and Everything You Need to Know About The GST/HST Credit

GST Payment Dates and Everything You Need to Know About The GST/HST Credit

What if we told you that you could be entitled to getting some money back? Learn all about the GST/HST Credit to make sure you're not missing out.

Minimum Wage in BC: Here’s What You Need To Know

Minimum Wage in BC: Here’s What You Need To Know

Got questions about the minimum wage in BC? We've got everything you need to know, all in one place.

A Guide To Minimum Wage In Ontario

A Guide To Minimum Wage In Ontario

Know your rights, get paid fairly. Get the lowdown on everything you need to know about the minimum wage in Ontario.

CPP Payment Dates & How Much You’ll Get in 2021

CPP Payment Dates & How Much You’ll Get in 2021

Got questions about your CPP? We’ve got you covered with everything you need to know about payments in 2021.

What is Canada Pro?

What is Canada Pro?

If you live in Ontario or Alberta and have received some money in the bank from a payor named Canada Pro, you’re not the only one.