For love or money
Money doesn’t buy happiness—or does it? Discover how you and your special someone compare to the rest of the province when it comes to love and money.
In collaboration with Léger, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ conducted a survey of 1,506 Quebecers aged 18 and over. The goal was to learn more about our personal finance habits.
As the saying goes, money doesn’t buy happiness—or does it? Discover how you and your special someone compare to the rest of the province when it comes to love and money.
Does money come up during pillow talk?
Apparently, deliberating over RRSPs is more intimidating than talking about what goes on in the bedroom! Interestingly enough, the survey revealed that residents of Quebec City are more inclined to talk about sex than other Quebecers but find it more difficult to talk politics.
Do you share a bed—and bank account?
Quebecers don’t seem interested in becoming one with their loved one, especially when their income is less than $40K!
Does financial savvy make you swoon?
Comedians will be glad to know that being funny is still a valuable trait! On the other hand, cooking enthusiasts should keep in mind that responsible money management is sexier than mastering the perfect osso buco.
Would you shack up with someone who had previously gone bankrupt?
Quebecers are not too keen on the idea, even if their partner resolved their financial issues many years ago.
Are you planning to start a family?
Apparently, Quebecers are feeling the pull of parenthood! But we can all agree that the next best thing is furry feline friend. Meow.
Are you saving for your children’s education?
If you want your child to become a molecular biologist, renowned physician, or defence lawyer, you might want to open that college fund. Only a thin majority of Quebecers have started to save with their kids’ education in mind!
Do you turn to your partner for financial advice?
It’s often difficult to understand financial jargon and sift through the different investment options. Quebecers are choosing to turn to their financial advisor rather than discuss the issue with their romantic partner.
Are you familiar with the following financial products?
Unfortunately, most Quebecers seem to be missing out on the benefits of smart personal finances. With an RRSP, you can save for your retirement, go back to school, or even buy your first house using the HBP!