Dear Money Wise Readers,
We’ve had a makeover! We at RateSupermarket.ca are so proud to unveil the new MoneyWise – a one-stop information centre for all things personal finance! Whether you’re looking for credit card basics, mortgage tips, or everyday budget know-how, you’ll find it here – plus the latest finance headlines, of course.
Be sure to check it out – and let us know what you think! Shoot me an email, Facebook us, or Tweet – we can’t wait to hear how you like our new look.
Why Canadians Aren’t Worried About Their Mortgages
Despite repeated warnings from the Bank of Canada, Canadians seem to be in no particular hurry when it comes to clearing away their mortgages, according to recent research from CIBC. This is despite the fact that paying your mortgage down faster can result in thousands of dollars in savings. So what’s the holdup? Turns out, high-interest debt is getting in the way.
Read Gordon’s Blog | Why Canadians Aren’t Worried About Their Mortgages
Can’t Afford a Summer Vacation? 4 Ways to Make it Happen
According to a survey conducted for the couponing site RetailMeNot.ca, nearly a quarter (23 per cent) of us will not be travelling for holidays this summer, primarily for budgetary reasons. If you find yourself facing that situation, here are some low-cost getaway options for this summer, and some ways you can prepare for a dream holiday next year.
Read Allan’s Blog | Can’t Afford a Summer Vacation? 4 Ways to Make it Happen
Top 10 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value
Looking to put your home on the market? Don’t sell yourself short by failing to upgrade it before hand. Our friends from The Housing Block share their top 10 ways to amp up your home’s market appeal.
Read The Housing Block’s Blog | Top 10 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value
What is Driving the Condo Market?
Toronto condos have experienced a resurgence, as prices and sale numbers climbed in June. Now, the average condo will set Torontonians back more than $367,000, according to the Toronto Real Estate Board.
Read Rubina’s Blog | What is Driving the Condo Market?
Video: How to Choose the Best Credit Card
What features should you look for when selecting the best rewards credit card? Watch Penelope, Editor of MoneyWise, chat about your rewards option on CTV’s Canada AM!
Watch Penelope | How to Choose the Best Credit Card: Canada AM
This Week’s #RSMWIN!
This week, we asked our Twitterverse:
Do you plan to shop around for a lower auto insurance rate this year?
Want your chance to WIN a $25 gift card? Tweet your answer to @RateSupermarket with #RSMWin!
Do you use a credit card from your primary bank?