Sun, Surf And Savings!

Best tips for sunny savings

The holidays are coming up quick – and if you’re looking to trade frigid temps for fun in the sun, you’re far from alone. But booking travel during the Great Canadian Winter can mean even frostier prices.

Take that well-deserved vacay, and save a bundle too, with our best discount travel booking tips.

All Inclusive Vacations Can Be More Expensive Than You Think

Ready to trade slush and snow for a margarita by the pool? Package deals offer great savings – but not all are created equal.

Sometimes, booking all-inclusive can be misleading. Here’s what you need to know to avoid disappointment on your vacation.

Read Allan’s Blog | All Inclusive Vacations Can Be More Expensive

4 Secrets For Super Cheap Last Minute Vacations

Time is of the essence when it comes to steep travel discounts – sometimes the sweetest deals can be had from packing a bag and heading to the airport for whatever’s up for grabs.

Here are our top last minute travel tips to help you save money – and still vacation safely.

Read Diane’s Blog | 4 Secrets For Super Cheap Last Minute Vacations

6 Frugal Flight Tips To Get Cheap Airfare

Cold weather months may not be cheap for travel, but there’s no reason to put your vacation plans on ice. Cheaper airfare can be had with a little patience, strategy and know-how.

From flying at odd hours to picking alternate airports, these tips will help you jet set for less.

Read Melanie’s Blog | 6 Frugal Flight Tips To Get Cheap Airfare

Missed out on this week’s finance news? Never fear – get caught up now!

Home Trust Introduces New Savings and GIC Brand Oaken Financial

Oaken Financial is a new GIC and savings brand introduced by Home Trust. Here’s a breakdown of the new brand’s investing services, interest rates, and the impact on current and new investors.

Read Penelope’s Blog | Home Trust Introduces New Savings and GIC Brand Oaken Financial

Will Strong Stocks Last Until 2014?

Markets have surged in 2013, as economies continue to recover from the 2008 recession. Here’s how current economic data, like strong employment numbers, affect markets, and whether fears over U.S. QE tapering will come to fruition.

Read Rubina’s Blog | Will Strong Stocks Last Until 2014?

9 Ways To Lower Your Winter Hydro Rates

Looking to lower your hydro bill this winter? While pulling on a sweater is a good start, there are several money saving secrets you could be overlooking around the home. Here’s how to cut those energy rates.

Read Andrew’s Blog | 9 Ways To Lower Your Winter Hydro Rates

The Top 4 Key Risks Facing The Canadian Economy

The Bank of Canada has released the latest update identifying the top risks facing the Canadian economy. Here’s what Canadian consumers need to know about such risk factors, and how they could be affected.

Read Penelope’s Blog | The Top 4 Key Risks Facing The Canadian Economy

Detroit Pension Cuts: Could It Happen In Canada?

Imagine losing your life-long earned pension – that’s the hard reality for many Detroit workers, as a judge ruled pensions are not guaranteed as the once-great city files for bankruptcy.

Read Sean’s Blog | Detroit Pension Cuts

Should You Take A Mortgage Vacation?

Is it ever a good idea to take a mortgage payment vacation? Such an option can come in handy in financial emergencies – but will actually cost homeowners more in the long run due to additional accrued interest. Here’s what you need to know about this option and when you should – and shouldn’t use it.

Read Sean’s Blog | Should You Take A Mortgage Vacation?

Millennials: The Lost Generation?

There’s increasing amounts of evidence that millennials really DO have it tougher than generations past, as unemployment, debt and expensive housing remain pressing issues.

Read Sean’s Blog | Millennials: The Lost Generation?

Why Canadian Bank Profits Are Causing Economic Worry

Bank shares have been down this week as reported Canadian bank profits have been lower than forecasted. Here’s why recent events have caused concern for investors, and the overall economy.

Read Gordon’s Blog | Why Canadian Bank Profits Are Causing Economic Worry

You Answered!

This week, we asked readers:

Do you plan to “gift yourself” while holiday shopping this year?

67% of poll takers said YES – they do plan to pick up a little extra something for themselves while holiday shopping this year. After all, they deserve a present for all their hard work.

25.3% of shoppers however say extras aren’t in the budget this year.

7.7% of poll takers say that while they don’t plan to, they just might pick up a trinket or two if it catches their eye.

Want your chance to WIN? Answer this week’s Q:

Do you dread seeing your holiday debt levels in the new year?

And, don’t forget to me a shout on Facebook and Twitter!

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