Gear Your Budget to Hockey Season
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Gear Your Budget to Hockey Season

Thanksgiving has passed, and the holiday shopping day countdown is ticking away – must be hockey season! Our fair nation may be standing on guard as the NHL remains embroiled in a lockout dispute, but amateur players and parents everywhere are pulling out their wallets to take to the ice – and our national sport ain’t cheap. Continue reading »

Credit Card Usage in Canada and Around The World
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Credit Card Usage in Canada and Around The World

According to the Canadian Bankers Association, Canadians collectively held 74.5 million Visa and MasterCard credit cards in 2011. That works out to nearly three cards per adult. And that’s just Visa and MasterCard cards. With millions of retail cards issued by stores like the Hudson’s Bay Company and The Brick and it’s no wonder our wallets are bulging, even if there’s no cash in them. But how does this compare to others countries? And what are the implications of our addiction to credit? Continue reading »

Majority of British Columbians In Denial About Personal Debt
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Majority of British Columbians In Denial About Personal Debt

A whopping 60.5% of British Columbians are not comfortable with their current level of debt, in line with the rest of Canada. This according to an independent survey from RateSupermarket.ca, Canada’s largest impartial rate comparison service. Among the 532 respondents from BC, the leading cause of debt concern by far (36.7%) is credit card debt. Continue reading »

AirMiles Now Offering Cash Redemption
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AirMiles Now Offering Cash Redemption

Long before every retailer, it seems, began offering points for purchases, there was AirMiles. This versatile rewards program was launched in 1992 and lets you rack up points when you buy stuff at a wide array of places — both in person and online — and redeem them for kitchen gadgets, event tickets and vacations. The system has worked for years for many people, but now the program has some new offerings. Here’s what’s up. Continue reading »

Changes to the Air Miles Program
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Changes to the Air Miles Program

Air Miles has changed its rules. As of December 31, 2011, any miles that you collected in the past will carry an expiration date of December 31, 2016, giving you 5 years to spend your miles. As of this month, customers are also able to redeem Air Miles instantly; 95 miles can be instantly redeemed for $10, but only through participating retailers. Not only will your old miles expire, but your new ones will as well. In fact, all miles will have a 5-year lifespan, giving collectors the incentive to redeem them more often. Continue reading »