Forget robins: the real signs of pending spring – sliding mortgage rates, holiday debt repayment and the onslaught of tax season – have arrived! And while there’s still a few weeks of minus double digits to go, it’s time to set our sights – and finances – on a sunnier path.
3 Foolproof Ways To Bust Your Money Stress
Are debt worries keeping you up at night? Do you find yourself turning to credit – even for small, everyday expenses? Escaping a debt spiral can be daunting, especially the high interest credit card variety. Read on for our top tips for breaking the cycle, and taking control of your credit, once and for all.
Read Melissa’s Blog | 3 Foolproof Ways To Bust Your Money Stress
Fall In Love With A Record Low Mortgage Rate
Will mortgage rates tumble lower in advance of the seasonally hot spring market? We’ve seen five-year fixed rates go as low as 2.98% on our Best Rates table – and our expert Mortgage Rate Outlook Panel says it’s possible that more discounting could be in store. Read on for their monthly consensus.
Read Penelope’s Blog | Fall In Love With A Record Low Mortgage Rate
Your RRSP Contribution Deadline Checklist
Time is running out quick for this tax season’s RRSPs – March 3rd is the official cut off for any last minute contributions.
Contributing to an RRSP for the first time, or sorting out your Home Buyer or education payment details? Check out our comprehensive checklist.
Read Rubina’s Blog | Your RRSP Contribution Deadline Checklist
And in this week’s finance headlines…
How Vancouver’s Housing Market Skews Canada’s Big Picture
The Vancouver housing market is one of the priciest in Canada – so much so that it changes the national outlook for the whole country. Here’s what you need to know about buying a home in the sea-to-sky city, and why you shouldn’t worry if you live in another province.
Read Andrew’s Blog | How Vancouver’s Housing Market Skews Canada’s Big Picture
CMHC Forecasts Fewer First Time Buyers
The latest CMHC housing reports project fewer first time buyers entering the housing market. Why aren’t younger people buying homes? We break down the report’s biggest factors.
Read Allan’s Blog | CMHC Forecasts Fewer First Time Buyers
Should You Get Critical Illness Insurance?
Suffering from a long term illness like cancer or heart disease can have serious financial implications. Critical illness insurance can help counter these costs. Should you take out a policy, especially if you already have disability insurance?
Read Sean’s Blog | Should You Get Critical Illness Insurance?
Could ATM User Fees Be A Thing Of The Past?
There’s nothing worse than paying hefty ATM user fees just to access your own money. If an NDP proposal gets its way, these fees could become a thing of the past.
Read Jaclyn’s Blog | Could ATM Fees Be A Thing Of The Past?
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