My girlfriend was reading the Toronto Star online and found these excellent articles that she thought that I'd love (and I do). Here they are:
Teenagers Lacking Education On The Financial Facts of Life - A good article discussing how there is no formal financial education in the Ontario curriculum. As a math teacher, I totally agree and would love to teach a course like this. As mentioned in previous posts, I try to do this as much as possible already, but a formal course on finance would be great! As the article says, there is a formal Grade 10 course in Careers and Civics, you could throw a financial course in there as well and it would be great!
Frugal or cheap - This article discusses when even frugal people put a limit on the quality of the things that they purchase. My favourite quotes are "The distinction between frugality and a tightwad is that, for a tightwad, it hurts to spend" (my girlfriend thinks this makes me a tightwad, but it only hurts me to write cheques) and that a spendthrift is "...unable to feel distress even when financial situations take a turn for the worse".
A third good link (although not from the Toronto Star) is Million Dollar Journey's Paying Off Debt: Lowest Balance or Highest Interest First? where the consensus is that it is better to pay off debt in the way that motivates the individual the most. I couldn't agree more.
All articles are great reads, so take a look!