A Fresh Financial Start

Fresh Financial Start

It’s been a week of change for your finances, from new savings options announced in the government’s budget to a wave of price reductions for auto insurance customers. Will your piggy bank come out on top? Read on to see how these updates will affect your bottom line.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Perfect Pro – Your Guide to Mortgage Professionals

It takes a village to buy a home – from your first open house to picking up the keys, you’ll need a slew of pros to make the transaction a smooth one. We’ve rounded up the players for your home buying dream team, what they cost, and what they do – plus vital questions you need to ask.

Read Penelope’s Blog | Your Guide to Mortgage Professionals

Federal Budget Highlights: What’s in Store For Your Money

The Conservatives pre-election federal budget has been announced, and appears chock-full of new tax savings and consumer protection measures. Will these changes really help the bottom line for Canadians? Here’s what’s new – and what it means for your money.

Read Andrew’s Blog | Federal Budget Highlights

Bank of Canada at Odds With Re/Max

Is the Canadian real estate market healthy or overvalued? Is it the perfect time to buy a  house, or is the market heading towards correction territory? These are (literally) million-dollar questions – but the Bank of Canada and Re/Max seem to disagree on the answers, as recently released growth forecasts contradict one another.

Read Sean’s Blog | Bank of Canada at Odds with Re/Max

Home Inspections 101: How to Hire Your Pro

Yes, a home inspection is an absolute must during the home buying process. Here’s what to expect from your home inspection, and how to choose the right pro.

Read Allan’s Blog | Home Inspections 101>

Should You Pay Bills With Your Credit Card?

Services like Plastiq and Rentmoola allow you to pay bills – and even rent – with your credit card. But should you? We break down the pros and cons of paying for more with your plastic.

Read Sean’s Blog | Should You Pay Bills With Your Credit Card?

Ontario Auto Insurance Rates Drop Up to 7%

Great news for Ontario drivers – lower pricing was rolled out across the province last week by auto insurers, according to the quarterly rate report released by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO).

Read Penelope’s Blog | Ontario Auto Insurance rates Drop Up to 7%

Why Is Canada’s Debt-to-Income Ratio So High?

The Canadian debt to income ratio now sits at 163.3% – a new high. What is driving such record borrowing levels? Barry Choi breaks down the economic factors.

Read Barry’s Blog | Why Is Canada’s Debt-to-Income Ratio So High?

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