Back to Basics

It's time to get back to finance basics.

The world of personal finance can be overwhelming – with so many lenders, options and features to choose from, it can be challenging to make the perfect, customized plan for your money. That’s why this week, MoneyWise has put together a refresher guide to help you brush up on the basics, whether you’re choosing the right credit card, pondering your mortgage options, or setting up high interest savings. Read on to learn more.

In Credit Cards: Credit Card Tiers – Your Guide

Basic, Platinum, Infinite… credit card tiers can seem confusing – which level of card should you choose? Check out our guide to MasterCard and Visa tiers, and what fee structure, features and perks are included with each, plus our top picks in all categories.

Read Jaclyn’s Blog | Credit Card Tiers

In Mortgages: Reverse Mortgages – Why They’re an Expensive Option

What are reverse mortgages and how do they work? Many baby boomers turn to this finance product to free home additional cash – but that debt comes at a price. Here’s what you need to know.

Read Gordon’s Blog: Reverse Mortgages: Why They’re an Expensive Option

In Savings: How to Make a High Interest Savings Plan

Whether you’re saving for your kids’ education, or building up your retirement fund, a savings strategy is a must. But don’t just sit on your nest egg – explore diversification options like RESP’s, GIC’s and TFSA’s to make the most of your stashed-away funds.

Read Allan’s Blog: How to Make a High Interest Savings Plan

In Personal Finance: Get the Best Black Friday Deals: 10 Tips

Black Friday 2014 may be a week away, but it’s time to map your shopping plan for savings success! We’ve rounded up the top 10 tips for navigating crazy door crashing deals, crossing the border and prioritizing your purchases.

Learn More | Get the Best Black Friday Deals: 10 Tips

In Mortgages: 4 Essential Mortgage Features to Ask For

Buying a home? Savvy mortgage shoppers know comparing the market for the best rate is a great way to score a better deal on home financing. But a truly great rate includes more than just the cheapest pricing. Check out these essential mortgage features – and ask for them by name.

Learn More | 4 Essential Mortgage Features to Ask For


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