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Is your credit card’s travel insurance enough?

At last, your highly anticipated vacation is around the corner. As you count off the days on your commute to work each morning, thoughts of anything going wrong while you’re away couldn’t be further from your mind. Besides, you’re...

What to do if you haven’t filed an income tax return

Millions of Canadians file their tax returns late—and if you’re one of them, you may figure that with so many others in the same boat, surely the transgression can’t be too terrible.… Right? Well, no. Assuming you have a refund...

TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card review

The TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite isn’t necessarily the first TD travel card you think of, given TD’s deep relationship with Air Canada and Aeroplan—but it’s worth considering for its flexible redemption program and partnership with Expedia. You...

How to cut costs on international money transfers

While many Canadians know how expensive it can be to send money abroad, they’re likely unaware of how the costs are broken out. But one virtual bank is changing that. EQ Bank has formed a partnership with TransferWise, a global...

4 financial resolutions to really get a handle on your money in 2020

From eating healthy to exercising, the well-known risk with New Year’s resolutions is that you won’t stick to them. But with financial resolutions, there is also another issue: you may be forgetting about important money goals that should be...

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,293.42, up 58.93 points.) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up seven cents, or 3.26 per cent, to $2.22 on 18.1 million shares. Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy....

Aging population, climate change biggest challenges for Canada’s economy in 2020s: RBC

A new economic report says the next decade in Canada will increasingly be shaped by the twin forces of climate change and demographic disruption from an aging population. “By 2030, Canada’s economy could look significantly different,” says the RBC report...

Retirement planning at every life stage

Before we get into details, we should draw a distinction between what are typically the core activities of retirement planning and preparing financially for retirement in the broader sense. Retirement planning typically focuses on setting retirement objectives and then...

What the U.S.-Iran spat means for financial markets and gasoline prices in Canada

The new year has come with a fresh reason to worry. The killing of a top Iranian general by a U.S. airstrike in Iraq is stoking fears of renewed instability in the Middle East, with ripple effects for both...

What can we learn from contrasting mortality rates between drivers and pedestrians

There was good news and bad news on the roads of Quebec last year. Let’s start with the good. The Sûreté du Québec revealed the number of lethal car crashes in the province dipped to a 10-year low in 2019; 232...
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You want to protect your money’s future purchasing power, and the best way to do this is to invest....
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Canada’s economy was slowing even before COVID-19 hit, January GDP numbers show

Canada's economy expanded by 0.1 per cent in January as manufacturing and the financial sector grew while transportation, mining, oil and gas and the...

Where to find and apply for COVID-19 financial relief

Alberta and Saskatchewan offer payments for anyone who is unable to receive federal aid. Quebec has a province-run temporary aid program for those who are...

Did coronavirus cancel your travel plans? Here’s how to get your money back 

Whether it’s a trip you booked months ago, or a last-minute deal you snagged when news coverage of the coronavirus was still just a...

Oil price falls below $20 US a barrel, its lowest since 2002

The benchmark price for a barrel of North American oil dipped below $20 US on Monday morning, the first time that's happened in 18...