Whether it’s paying for the newest hockey skates or one of those fancy carbon hockey sticks, juggling the prices of extracurricular activities while still saving for a child’s post-secondary education is difficult for many Canadian families. A brand new survey says that Canadians have trouble balancing between paying for children’s extra-curricular activities, and saving for his or her education.
The fourth annual Beyond the Blue Line online survey, conducted by Leger for the CST Consultants Inc., polled 1,571 Canadians between Nov. 7 and Nov. 11.
Peter Lewis, the vice-president of CST Consultants, says that rising hydro bills, higher taxes, and also the growing prices of recreational sports, contribute to the monetary pressure.
Peter Lewis joins the Oakley show, says he doesn’t want to diminish the importance of these activities however he thinks education should be first priority.