Bank of Canada Rate Update – December 7, 2016 As expected, the Bank of Canada is holding its benchmark interest rate at 0.5 per cent. The scheduled announcement today was in line with expectations. “Following a very weak first half of 2016, growth in the third quarter rebounded strongly, but more moderate growth is anticipated …
Toronto considering raising land transfer tax In an effort to find new revenue streams, the City of Toronto is looking at raising the rate of its Municipal Land Transfer Tax (MLTT) on home sales. The proposed hike would add an additional $750 in closing costs to the average home, and would add an estimated $100 …
Is it worth holding onto your current residence as an investment property when you buy new? We’re taking a look at the benefits and drawbacks and questions you need to ask yourself before making the decision.
If you’ve been following along with our debt-free journey since the beginning of the year, you can likely see the finish line from here. So what will your life be like after your final debt repayment? Here are some strategies to keep up the good habits in 2017.
Introduced into the Canadian marketplace in August 2016, the American Express Essential™ Credit Card features a much lower annual interest rate than some of its competitors, but is that the only feature that makes it stand out? Read on for our review.
We’re heading into the final stretch of the holiday shopping season, but do you really need everything that’s on your Christmas list? Here are some ways to cut back expenses and make your money go further.
Some of the best deals at the malls are just around the corner. This Friday is Black Friday – are you ready? Here’s your full guide on how to shop like a pro!
Just two weeks after TD Canada Trust hiked their prime rate, RBC has announced they’re bumping up their fixed mortgage rates anywhere from 25 to 40 basis points. Read on to find out how much more this may cost you and why fixed rates are rising in the first place.
It’s been a month since the first of the new federal mortgage rules came into effect. Now, RBC has become the second of the five big banks to raise mortgage rates – effective Thursday. How else have these new rules impacted our purchasing power?
Breaking news: The Ontario government says first-time homebuyers will be eligible for a rebate of up to $4,000 in provincial land-transfer tax as of January 1st. Read on for more on the other changes, all announced in Monday’s fall economic statement.