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.
Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Eligibility Requirements Explained

Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Eligibility Requirements Explained

Whether you've lived or worked abroad or are planning to work past the retirement age, we've got you covered with all the CPP eligibility rules.

How to Create a Budget for Your Next Trip

How to Create a Budget for Your Next Trip

Embark on your next adventure stress-free. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to create a fail-proof budget for your next trip.

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Here’s How To Find Your Bank Account Number

Whether it’s for a money transfer, a new job or car insurance payments, here's exactly how to get your hands on your bank account number.

The Child Rearing Provision Explained: What Is It, Eligibility & How To Apply

The Child Rearing Provision Explained: What Is It, Eligibility & How To Apply

If at some point in your career you had to lighten your workload or take time off work entirely to care for your young children, this is for you.

Guaranteed Income Supplement for Canadians: Your Questions Answered

Guaranteed Income Supplement for Canadians: Your Questions Answered

If you're a Canadian senior over the age of 64 and earning a moderate-to-low income, you'll want to learn about the Guaranteed Income Supplement.

A Guide to Statutory Holiday Pay in Ontario

A Guide to Statutory Holiday Pay in Ontario

Everything you need to know about statutory holiday pay in Ontario.

Pay Stubs for Canadians Explained

Pay Stubs for Canadians Explained

If you’re having trouble reading and understanding your pay stub, we've got you covered.

Here’s the Minimum Wage in New Brunswick

Here’s the Minimum Wage in New Brunswick

Here's everything you need to know about the minimum wage in New Brunswick - including which jobs pay a higher one.

Wire Transfers: A Complete Guide

Wire Transfers: A Complete Guide

Thinking of sending a wire transfer? Make sure you have all the information first. This guide has you covered.

Ontario Works Payment Dates & Benefits Explained

Ontario Works Payment Dates & Benefits Explained

Ontario Works is a benefit offered to Ontarians that struggle making ends meet. Do you qualify? Find out here.

Here’s What The Climate Action Incentive Is

Here’s What The Climate Action Incentive Is

With a need to protect the environment and grow our economy, the Climate Action Incentive (CAI) was born. Find out if you qualify for the tax credit.

Your Guide To The New Housing GST / HST Rebate

Your Guide To The New Housing GST / HST Rebate

What if a form could potentially save you thousands of dollars on the purchase of your brand-new home? Here's what you need to know.

Reasonable Per-Kilometre Automobile Allowance Rates

Reasonable Per-Kilometre Automobile Allowance Rates

Got questions about the reasonable per-kilometre automobile rates for 2021? This article answers all your the biggest questions.

Here’s How To See If You Have Uncashed CRA Cheques

Here’s How To See If You Have Uncashed CRA Cheques

Never miss another pay day. Learn how you can verify if you have uncashed CRA cheques.

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.

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.

What is the Minimum Wage in Newfoundland and Labrador?

What is the Minimum Wage in Newfoundland and Labrador?

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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.

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 (Baby Bonus)

A Guide to the Ontario Child Benefit (Baby Bonus)

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

What’s the Age of Majority in Ontario?

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

Minimum Wage in Manitoba: Here Are The Details

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

What is the Ontario Opportunities Fund?

What is the Ontario Opportunities Fund?

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 (Baby Bonus) 2022

Canada Child Benefit (CCB) Payment Dates & Application Guide (Baby Bonus) 2022

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.

TransUnion vs Equifax: Different Credit Scores Explained

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

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

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.

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.

Minimum Wage in BC (British Columbia): Here’s What You Need To Know

Minimum Wage in BC (British Columbia): 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.

Canada Pension Plan CPP Payment Dates & How Much You’ll Get

Canada Pension Plan CPP Payment Dates & How Much You’ll Get

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.

Credit Card Cash Advances and Cash Advance Fees: Avoid If Possible

Credit Card Cash Advances and Cash Advance Fees: Avoid If Possible

Thinking of taking out a cash advance? Read this first.

Senior Citizen Age in Canada

Senior Citizen Age in Canada

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5 Common Bank Fees & How To Minimize Them

5 Common Bank Fees & How To Minimize Them

Bank charges can pop up out of nowhere and in all forms. Learn about the most common ones and how you can keep them at a minimum.

Overtime Pay in BC Explained

Overtime Pay in BC Explained

Whenever you work more than the official standard work hours, your employer must pay you for overtime. Here's what you need to know.