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Picture this: you’re gearing up to buy a new home and you’re going through a checklist of things you have to do. Several questions are swirling around in your mind, and chief among them are “What’s the difference between a fixed-rate and a variable-rate mortgage?” and “Which is the right one for me?”   Read More

When looking for a mortgage, loan, or even a new place to live, your credit rating is often taken into account. If your credit rating is good, you’ll most likely be approved without incident. But what happens if your credit rating is bad?   Read More

We’ve all seen the television commercials or print ads for major credit card providers featuring a frustrated client cutting their card in half with a large pair of scissors. Now, if only cancelling a credit card were that easy…   Read More

To say that credit cards make certain things in cardholders’ lives easier would certainly not be an understatement. If you regularly make purchases with your credit card, you might also be aware of extended warranties on certain products. Many credit card issuers provide extended warranty protection for items that are sold with a warranty directly from the manufacturer.   Read More

It has become increasingly difficult for would-be homebuyers to purchase their first home in certain markets, most notably in Toronto and Vancouver, the country’s most expensive cities. But a new rebate program seeks to provide prospective homeowners with some much-needed relief.   Read More

When you’re ready to begin the journey of home ownership, following these steps will help ease you into the process of buying a house in Ontario.   Read More

When you hear the words “roadside assistance,” the first name that might pop into your head is CAA, which has one of the most recognizable roadside assistance programs in Canada. While Canadian drivers are legally not required to enrol in roadside assistance, it is arguably just as important to have as car insurance from a practical standpoint.   Read More

Marriott Bonvoy is the name of the new rewards program, replacing current loyalty brands Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest. Marriott Bonvoy is built on the belief that travel enriches us all. It promises “unmatched benefits,” but does it live up to all the hype?   Read More

Have you ever had your flight delayed because of bad weather and dreamt of somewhere to unwind with a delicious warm meal? The good news is there is a more sophisticated and relaxing way to travel—with the American Express Platinum Card®. From complimentary cocktails and hot meals at airport lounges—to free room upgrades at luxury hotels, the new Platinum Card® elevates the art of travel.   Read More

When buying a home and shopping for the best mortgage rate in Canada, it is easy to become hyper focused on the lowest rate available and miss other factors that might have a big impact on your mortgage rate and type decision. Although it’s true that the mortgage rate will be a big determining factor for many people, there are other factors that can be equally or more important for your circumstances.   Read More