The Power 3rd Party Comparison Tools Give Consumers – Reflections from the Digital Marketing in Financial Services Summit
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The Power 3rd Party Comparison Tools Give Consumers – Reflections from the Digital Marketing in Financial Services Summit

When I first started RateSupermarket.ca my vision for the Canadian consumer was for them to have the ability to leverage the internet to be able to compare rates for financial products in one place. At it’s core, we’ve been able to provide Canadians with transparent, unbiased information, giving the consumer the ability to make an informed decision. Continue reading »

The Rising Cost of Food and How You Can Save at the Till

The Rising Cost of Food and How You Can Save at the Till

Is it starting to feel like everything you pay for costs more than it did the week before? Starbucks coffee went up a few months ago, gas prices are climbing as summer approaches, and food prices are setting new records. Since your income is not going to increase, to cover the increased bill, here are a list of ten tips to help you save on your grocery bill. Continue reading »

Save Money this March Break

Save Money this March Break

Are you off to parts warm or relaxing this March Break? If you’ve been saving all winter for this trip, it’s important to make the investment worth it. Just because you’re treating yourself to a break doesn’t mean you should throw financial caution to the wind. Before you book and while you’re away, keep in mind these money-saving tips. Continue reading »

Are We Financially Illiterate?
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Are We Financially Illiterate?

Earlier this week, the Ontario Government announced that financial literacy would be incorporated into the 2011-12 curriculum, for grades four through twelve. Partnering with both the Ontario Securities Commission and the Investor Education Fund, the province wants to develop materials that will teach students the basics about money and will later help them make informed financial decisions. But why now? Continue reading »

Canadian’s Personal Debt to Income Ratio Reviewed
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Canadian’s Personal Debt to Income Ratio Reviewed

There was an interesting article in the Globe and Mail earlier in the week as Rob Carrick spoke with CIBC’s Chief Economist Benjamin Tal about the recent focus on Canadian debt levels and how the major indicator, the debt to income ratio, may not be the best tool of measurement. Mr. Tal was quoted as … Continue reading »