Winter has finally lessened its grip, and cold weather-weary Canadians have emerged to enjoy the sunnier days. But it’s not just spring flowers that are in for a growth spurt; warmer weather can have a taxing effect on the wallet as well.
Read on for this week’s top savings tips, from the best credit cards for patio hopping, to questions every savvy first time home buyer should know to ask.
The Best Credit Cards for Dining Out
With less spending power and stagnant wage growth, many Canadians are choosing to dine out less frequently, according to the Conference Board of Canada. How can you offset your dining costs? We’ve rounded up the best credit cards for earning rewards on your restaurant purchases.
Read Amanda’s Blog | The Best Credit Cards for Dining Out
CMHC to Investigate Foreign Real Estate Ownership
What is the true extent of foreign real estate ownership in Canada? The CMHC is attempting to find out, as both house and condo prices skyrocket. But will this new set of data paint a realistic picture of homeownership in Canada?
Read Allan’s Blog | CMHC to Investigate Foreign Real Estate Ownership
4 Essential Mortgage Features to Ask For
Buying a home? Savvy mortgage shoppers know comparing the market for the best rate is a great way to score a better deal on home financing. But a truly great rate includes more than just the cheapest pricing. Check out these essential mortgage features – and ask for them by name.
Read Penelope’s Blog | 4 Essential Mortgage Features to Ask For
Is Credit Card Debt Good for Canada’s Banks?
We’ve all heard the warnings about carrying too much credit card debt – but a recent study finds Canadian card balances may actually be of benefit to the nation’s biggest lenders.
Read Rubina’s Blog | Is Credit Card Debt Good for Canada’s Banks?
Personal Finance: Do You Have the Right Taxpectations?
How do you plan to spend your tax return? According to a recent survey from TD, many Canadians’ taxpectations don’t align with their financial goals. Here are some smart ways to spend that tax cash.
Read Barry’s Blog | Do You Have the Right Taxpectations?