March 8, 2013
If you’re like most snow-bound Canadians, you’ve had enough of these sub-zero temps – and jet setting to sunnier skies is a tempting thought indeed.
Problem is, that much-needed beach destination doesn’t come cheap. Hotels, airfare and spending money can easily put a freeze on any budget – but our frugal flying tips are sure to help!
Book Your March Break Vacation For Less
Looking to take off for sunnier skies? Taking a vacation – especially with kids in tow – can get expensive fast.
Read on for tips and tricks to booking your trip at a discount – and keep more in your savings account back home.
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Oversharing Millennials More At Risk For Identity Theft
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BMO’s 2.99% 5 Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Is Back
BMO’s ultra hot 2.99% 5 year fixed mortgage rate is back! Available for high ratio mortgages, and featuring full service payment options, it looks to be a great deal – but is it in your best interest to lock in low when interest rates may rise?
Read Penelope’s Blog | BMO’s 2.99% 5 Year Fixed Mortgage
Canadian Economic Growth Slower Than Expected
New numbers from Statistics Canada show that Canadian economic growth is slower than expected, reaching lows that have not been witnessed since the 2008 recession.
Read Penelope’s Blog | Canadian Economic Growth Slower Than Expected
This week on Money Wise, we asked Canadians:
What travel reward credit card features are most important to you?
40.7%: The majority of of poll takers love scoring a great deal for less, saying they favour cards that give them the ability to cash in rewards for hotel and airfare discounts.
34.9% say insurance features such as trip cancellation or lost baggage coverage are of high importance.
19.8% prefer built-in travel medical insurance.
4.7% said that perks such as concierge service or airport lounge access mattered most.
Check out this week’s poll to WIN a $25 Tim Horton’s Gift Card!