Can’t quite afford that summer vacation this year? According to a recent survey, you’re not alone – nearly a quarter of Canadians are shelving their vacay plans this summer. But all is not lost – check out these top 4 ways to have fun in the sun on a budget
Despite repeated warnings from the Bank of Canada, Canadians seem to be in no particular hurry when it comes to clearing away their mortgages, according to recent research from CIBC.
Toronto condos have experienced a resurgence, as prices and sale numbers climbed in June. Now, the average condo will set Torontonians back more than $367,000, according to the Toronto Real Estate Board.
Looking to put your home on the market? Don’t sell yourself short by failing to upgrade it before hand. Our friends from The Housing Block share their top 10 ways to amp up your home’s market appeal.
The Bank of Canada has been tweaking the economy through their interest rate announcements and monetary policy – but they could soon be taking a hands-off approach. Governor Stephen Poloz recently made comments that a neutral stance is the only way to encourage natural economic growth. What does this mean for long-term borrowing costs?
When the bank Sean Cooper kept his TFSA at shut down, he decided to seek out a better option rather than take an interest cut. Read on for his story for finding a new lender for both his TFSA and home insurance.
Despite reports that home prices keep rising, Canada’s mansion market – homes priced over $1 million – keeps getting more competitive.
The search is on for greener pastures this week, as banking customers seek out the best rewards, customer service, and no-fee options for managing their cash.
We’re often told paying off your mortgage as quickly as possible is the best investment you can make, but not all Canadians see it that way. Two thirds of high-net-worth Canadians – those with over $500,000 in investible assets – that have a mortgage have the cash available to pay for their home in full, according to a recent Investors Group survey.
It’s been a bad news weeks for Canada’s economy as separate reports blast job growth and real estate values. Should consumers hunker down for the worst? Read on for our bad news breakdown – and the economic silver linings.
Should you switch bank accounts? Faced with growing fee frustrations, MoneyWise contributor Allan jumped ship from his long-time lender to a no-fee bank account – and he estimates he’s saved $2,000 since!