Finance

Dear Birdie: Bad grades, house parties, and break-ups

Dear Birdie: My high-school boyfriend and I came to UVic together. We live in the same residence and it’s been a lot of fun, but now I feel like I’m…

It’s not what you earn, it’s what you save

Jeffrey Schwartz is the executive director of Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada and president of the Credit Association of Greater Toronto. Well, you have probably been at your summer…

Tax tips for students

It’s that time of year, when we’re reminded there are some good things that go along with being a university student—likely a low-earning one, who may be living at home.…

The Digital Frontier, Part III: Fighting crime on the darknet

The internet poses one of the foremost challenges for today’s law enforcement. From material published on servers halfway across the world and out of reach, to the formidable security and…

The Digital Frontier Part II: The darknet bazaar

Electronic currency is not a new concept, but its definition is beginning to change. The predecessors of electronic payment systems like credit cards and debit cards emerged in the first…

The Digital Frontier Part I: Dark side of the net

The Internet as we now know it may be many things, but anonymous is not necessarily one of them. Originally put together by ARPA, the U.S. military’s Advanced Research Projects…

Delving into the cryptocurrency phenomenon

Anyone who’s ever tried to send money electronically knows that it can be a huge hassle. Wire transfer fees are outrageous; currency brokers like Western Union might charge as much…

Victoria crowdfunds movies and more

Correction: This story has been edited since publication to reflect that a four per cent fee is collected from successful fixed funding campaigns, not those that fall short.   Entrepreneurial…