Say Thanks For Your Finances

It's the time of year to be thankful for your finances

Can you believe Thanksgiving is upon us already? Fall has rushed by – and the holiday (and spending season!) has arrived.

Fall and winter are traditionally the priciest times of year, but you can head off festive financial stress with our proactive guide – from saving on holiday dinners to being thankful for what you’ve got, read on for our top savings tips.

Easy Ways To Save Money On Thanksgiving

It’s time to hit the grocery store for the big bird – and that can mean big bucks. If you’ve got a horde of hungry family members coming over for Thanksgiving, you may feel a little strapped for cash.

Thanksgiving should be for gorging on food – not your spending. From spendthrift side dishes to potluck ideas, check out these frugal food options.

Read Allan’s Blog | Easy Ways To Save Money On Thanksgiving

How To Use Your Donation Tax Credit At Thanksgiving

It’s the time of year to be thankful for what we have, and to give back to other less fortunate. Never given to charity before? No problem – check out our charitable giving guide to selecting your cause, determining your tax credit, and more.

Read Diane’s Blog | How To Use Your Donation Tax Credit At Thanksgiving

How Keeping Up With The Joneses Can Be A Debt Trap

We’ve all heard the saying “keeping up with the Joneses” – but did you know, according to financial psychologists, that it can be a recipe for huge debt?

Called social comparison, keeping up with the Joneses is proven to lead to overspending. Here’s how to break the cycle.

Read Melanie’s Blog | How Keeping Up With The Jonses Can Be A Debt Trap

Up to speed on the latest finance headlines? Check out this week’s blog action!

Soaring Safe Haven Bonds Lead To Lower October Fixed Mortgage Rates

What are mortgage experts saying for the month of October? Fixed mortgage rates are in for a dip as investors seek out safe haven government of Canada bonds, while variable rates are staying put; there has been too little economic growth to warrant a Bank of Canada interest rate change.

Read Kelvin’s Blog | Safe Haven Bonds Lead To Lower October Fixed Mortgage Rates

How Much Will A Travel Credit Card Save Me On A Trip?

How much can you really save with travel credit card perks? We put a market leader to the test with a trip to Cancun. See how much we saved on airfare, hotels and insurance.

Read Penelope’s Blog | How Much Will A Travel Credit Card Save Me?

Should You Invest In Twitter?

Should you invest in Twitter? The latest social media network to go public is drawing comparisons to Facebook, and causing investor speculation.

Read Rubina’s Blog | Should You Invest In Twitter?

Hate Budgeting? 3 Easy Steps To Track Spending

Do you hate budgeting? You’re not alone – a recent study found 66% of Generation Ys ignore the need to track their spending. Here are a few easy steps for starting a beginner budget.

Read Andrew’s Blog | 3 Easy Steps To Track Spending

4 Tips For Dealing With Job Loss

Losing your job can be a very emotional and stressful experience – but it’s important to stay in control and land back on your feet. From saving a rainy day fund to knowing your severance pay rights, these tips will help you through such a difficult time.

Read Sean’s Blog | 4 Tips For Dealing With Job Loss

Don’t Be A Car Insurance Fraud Victim: 7 Steps To Take

If you’re in an accident, it’s important to not become a car insurance fraud victim. Here are 7 steps to take to ensure you haven’t been targeted, and protect your premiums from an increase.

Read Gordon’s Blog | Don’t Be A Car Insurance Fraud Victim

5 Important Things To Check On Your Annual Pension Statement

Reading your annual pension statement may be as fun as pulling teeth, but it’s important to stay on top of your retirement savings. Here are 5 must-know points to check for on your statement.

Read Sean’s Blog | 5 Important Things To Check On Your Annual Pension Statement

Virtual Economies: Video Game Debt Is The Real Thing

Virtual economies are no game – billions are spent by gamers on items within video games. While it’s all in good fun, overspending in a game equals a real life credit card balance. here’s how to tell if you’re busting your budget.

Read Sean’s Blog | Video Game Debt Is The Real Thing

How Your Debit Card Could Send You To The Stanley Cup

The ScotiaHockey debit card is the new player in the lender rink, offering cardholders the chance to go to the 2014 Stanley Cup.

Read Penelope’s Blog | How Your Debit Card Could Send You To The Stanley Cup

Canadians In The Mood To Spend Again (Sort Of)

Canadians are in the mood to spend again as the latest consumer confidence report points to increasing optimism about our economy.

Read Rubina’s Blog | Canadians In The Mood To Spend Again

You Answered!

62.5% of poll takers say their spending on video games is minimal – video games aren’t a major source of their entertainment, or a part of their budgets.

21.2% say they do buy a lot of games, but try to get them used , or share with others in order to cut costs.

16.4% say they spend quite a bit on their video game expenses, – averaging about 15 new games or more annually.

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