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The best time to buy things in 2020: You love to shop, so why not get the best deal?

If you’re a savvy shopper, chances are you like scoring a serious deal. But between Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Boxing Day and Travel Tuesday, it can be hard to know exactly when the best time is to make a purchase. So...

Severe weather in Canada cost $1.3 billion in insured damages in 2019: IBC – National

Severe weather in Canada — rain, snow, flooding and windstorms — cost $1.3 billion in insured damages last year. The costs, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, made 2019 the seventh most costly year on record. But unlike other high-ranking...

Tax revolt? Unpaid taxes from energy companies to Alberta towns more than double

Alberta’s rural municipalities say the amount of unpaid property taxes they’re owed by oil and gas companies has more than doubled over the past year. The association says they are owed a total of $173 million — a 114 per...

Being Grateful, Re-balancing your Portfolio, Recession is Coming

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving long weekend!  If you take a moment to reflect, there are so many reasons to be grateful.  For me, the top of the list is my family.  Having a loving and...

Embrace Aging and Plan for a Happy Retirement

How We Age is Changing As youngsters, we can’t wait to get older.  Sometime later, we become less enthusiastic about our next birthday.  We come to realize our mortality with the tick-tock of age.  It’s a matter of perspective. Age has...

US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December

WASHINGTON — Construction of new homes surged in December to the highest level in 13 years, capping a year in which falling mortgage rates and a strong labour market helped lift the prospects of the housing industry. The Commerce Department...

2 Canadian Dividend Growth Stocks Increasing Dividends

Each month I update readers of all the dividend increases in the Canadian Dividend All-Star List (Canadian companies that have increased their dividend for 5 or more years in a row.) along with a summary of these companies. Tracking recent dividend increases...

21 Best Personal Finance Apps, Tools and Websites in Canada To Save Money

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. Personal finances have become easier to manage with all the technological advances available at our fingertips. With all the budgeting apps and investment apps and tools available on...

Canada’s Best Online Banks for 2020

If it has been a while since you last made your way into a brick-and-mortar bank branch, you are not alone. Current data from the Canadian Bankers Association shows that more than 75% of Canadians now use online and mobile...

Where to Get Life Insurance Quotes in Canada

Having proper life insurance coverage is one of the most important things you can do to protect your family, financially speaking. However, studies suggest that the vast majority of Canadian adults are severely underinsured. Consider this. PolicyAdvisor.com recently completed...
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The Truth About Debt in Canada

This is an advertorial and may contain links to other websites. Uncontrollable debt is a problem faced by a large...
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The Best Visa Credit Cards in Canada for 2020

When it comes to credit card processors in Canada, Visa is a top player. Everyone recognizes the name, and for the most part, Visa...

The Best Business Savings Account Rates in Canada – savvynewCanadians

Which Canadian bank is best for small business savings accounts? I recently went searching for a savings account in Canada that paid a decent interest...

How carbon pricing works across the country

As of Jan. 1, every Canadian and all Canadian businesses are paying a price on carbon. The federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act means provinces...

Bank of Canada among central banks studying use of digital currencies

Major central banks have joined together to explore whether they should issue cryptocurrencies as the use of cash declines and more people turn to...