Shrinking home affordability has topped Canadian housing headlines for weeks running – and it’s no surprise, as prices in urban centres push past the $1-million mark. In fact, according to our recent poll, 83% of millennial home buyers feel that it’s less affordable to buy in today’s market than in generations past – yet only 37% you would make the trek to a new region in order to afford a bigger home.
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Would You Move to Afford a Bigger Home?
For many city dwellers, a detached house with a yard is out of reach financially – and the need to move to afford a bigger home is a reality. Is swapping the city for suburban square footage worth it? One homeowner shares her story – and her commute time.
Read Jaclyn’s Blog | Would You Move to Afford a Bigger Home?
Canada’s Banks Go Big on Prepaid Credit Cards
Prepaid credit cards are the next big thing among Canada’s big banks, who are touting them as a risk-free way to shop online, teach kids about credit use, and securely replace cash. However, they come with a healthy helping of fees. Here’s what you should know.
Read Allan’s Blog | Canada’s Banks Go Big On Prepaid Credit Cards
Save Cash With the Second Hand Economy
Did you know: the second-hand economy is a $30-billion business in Canada? Buying and selling gently used goods can save you a bundle. In fact, the average family of four could save about $1,150 per year by buying used. Want to buy and sell at a discount? Here are our top tips.
Read Sean’s Blog | Save Cash With The Second Hand Economy
Has the Grexit Finally Arrived?
Is the long-feared Grexit upon us? As Greece defaults on its IMF loans and risks removal from the Eurozone, concerns arise over the global economic impact. Here’s what you need to know.
Read Rubina’s Blog | Has the Grexit Finally Arrived?
Canada Day: What Makes Our Economy Tick
Happy Canada Day! As our great nation celebrates another birthday, it’s time to look at the economic factors supporting the land we call home – and what we contribute to the rest of the world.
Read Allan’s Blog | Canada Day: What Makes Our Economy Tick
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