It has been a busy start to the new year – mortgage rates are up, stock markets are down, and that holiday credit card bill is looming. Is your wallet feeling the pressure yet? Start your year off with our top tips for paying holiday debt off fast, and catch up on this week’s breaking mortgage and market news.
RBC Hikes Rates for Fixed and Variable Mortgages
Royal Bank of Canada, the nation’s second-largest lender, announced they are hiking rates on a number of their mortgages, to go into effect today. Will the other banks follow suit?
Here’s what you need to know if you already have a mortgage with RBC, or if you’re on the hunt for a new rate.
Read Penelope’s Blog | RBC Hikes Rates for Fixed and Variable Mortgages
A Rocky Start for 2016 Chinese and North American Markets
It hasn’t been a sweet new year start for stocks, as trading sees huge slides due to selloffs in Asia and low oil prices. What do investors need to know?
Read Sean’s Blog | A Rocky Start for 2016 Chinese and North American Markets
So You Overspent During the Holidays… Now What?
Went a little overboard spreading the holiday cheer? If your January credit card bill has you feeling like a scrooge, you’re not alone – and there are ways to pay down that debt, fast. Read on for our top tips.
Lifestyle: The Best Things to Buy in January
What are the best things to buy in January? Check our list for the top savings this month, from home renos to winter apparel.
Read Amanda’s Blog | The Best Things to Buy in January
Is CPP expansion still a possibility? The nation’s finance ministers gathered recently to discuss the option, but no action has been taken.
Read Sean’s Blog | What’s the Holdup on CPP Expansion?
Personal Finance: How to Actually Stick to Your Financial Resolutions
Want to start 2016 off on the right financial foot? Here’s how to actually stick to your financial resolutions, and see real change for your wallet this year.
Read Barry’s Blog | How to Actually Stick to Your Financial Resolutions