Patrick Faller
Patrick is a writer, creative media producer, and award-winning journalist with a love of technology, the arts, and design. He's passionate about consumer affairs and helping Canadians make the best possible choices when it comes to their finances. You can find him on social media @patfaller.

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Vancouver is Canada’s Most-Expensive City, But Still a Bargain on the Global Scale
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Vancouver is Canada’s Most-Expensive City, But Still a Bargain on the Global Scale

Vancouver has overtaken Toronto as Canada’s most-expensive city in Mercer’s Cost of Living survey. The human resources consultancy annually ranks the world’s cities on how affordable it is to live and work there. But on a global scale… Continue reading »

Warren Buffett Acquires $400 Million of Home Capital Shares
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Warren Buffett Acquires $400 Million of Home Capital Shares

Warren Buffett, famed American investor and business guru, is coming to the rescue of Home Capital Group Inc., the Canadian alternative mortgage lender that has been in the news for months. Berkshire Hathaway, a subsidiary of Buffett’s company, has indicated it will buy $400 million worth of common shares in Home Capital. Continue reading »

Millennials Still Want to Buy a House, Despite Crazy High Prices
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Millennials Still Want to Buy a House, Despite Crazy High Prices

More than a third of all millennials in Canada own their own home, and 82 per cent of those who don’t own one plan to buy one soon, according to HSBC. The bank conducted their first “Beyond the Bricks” survey, that looked at home ownership in nine countries for… Continue reading »

Cost of Mortgage is Going Up: CMHC Hikes Mortgage Insurance Premiums
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Cost of Mortgage is Going Up: CMHC Hikes Mortgage Insurance Premiums

If you’re applying for a mortgage with a small down payment, be prepared to pay a little more every month for default insurance. The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation recently announced it will increase the premiums for ‘mortgage default insurance’ (also called mortgage loan insurance) effective March 17, 2017… Continue reading »

RRSP Penalties: Fewer Canadians Contributing
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RRSP Penalties: Fewer Canadians Contributing

More than a third of all Canadians are withdrawing their RRSPs early, with many using the money to pay down debt or for basic living expenses, according to BMO’s annual RRSP study. At the same time, fewer Canadians plan to contribute to RRSPs this year in comparison to last. Continue reading »