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The Bank of Canada inflation target is an important way to measure our economy’s health – but there’s recent talk of changing the target altogether. Does this spell bad news for the economy? Read on to find out.
Why are global bond yields rising – and will fixed mortgage rates spike as a result? Investors around the globe are selling off their bonds for a number of reasons. Read on to find out why – and how your cost of borrowing may be affected.
Some of the new RBC bank fees, which were slated to launch in June, will be reversed, the lender announced today. The bank changed its stance on fees due to intense consumer backlash regarding “pay to pay” charges. Here’s what consumers should know.
This week on MoneyWise, we’re all about moving on up – what changes can you make to your home, finances and savings to get ahead this spring? Read on for this week’s lineup!
Canada’s harsh winters make it tough to do home repairs, which means spring renovation projects are in full force once temperatures rise. Here are 4 you should consider doing now.
What are the risky housing markets in Canada? Is yours one of them? The CMHC has identified the top risky regions in a recent report. Read on for our breakdown.
Money memories, or past “scripts” can cause powerful emotions that control how we spend, save and take on debt. Here’s what you should know about these feelings – and how to look beyond them to make better financial decisions.
The CMHC is the biggest provider of mortgage insurance in Canada, but recent efforts have focused on reducing their involvement with high-risk mortgages. The Crown Corporation reported $14-billion decline in insured mortgages in their 2014 annual report. Great news for taxpayers – but what does that mean for prospective borrowers?
For many Canadians, affording a second baby – and moving to a home with more space for their growing family – is a big challenge. In Canada’s hottest housing markets, buying a larger home isn’t always possible – but you do have options.
Are you a savvy home buyer… Or do you have your head in the sand? Despite the gravity Canadians place on home ownership (92% felt it’s an important life milestone in our recent survey), a surprisingly large number of us are still unclear on the home buying process.