As part of their ongoing mission to provide Canadian consumers with a 360 Degree view of all of their financial options, Canada’s largest impartial rate comparison site, RateSupermarket.ca, has added a slate of bank account and investment comparisons to complement its existing mortgage, credit card, and insurance services.
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If I really think about it, I’m pretty sick and tired of a whole lot of my service providers. I wonder if my insurance company is ripping me off. (Probably.) My bank may be gouging me with service fees. My internet bill sometimes, randomly, shoots through the roof. And, like just about everyone I know, I deeply dislike my phone providers. If it’s time to break up with any one of your service providers, it’s not enough to just be annoyed or frustrated. You need to take a methodical approach to make sure you’re making the right move and that nothing in your life will be disrupted when you switch gears. Here’s a checklist of things to think about when you make a move. Continue reading »
We get more bills for running our homes than ever before. Ten or twenty years ago, we didn’t have such complex cable bills, had no Internet or cell charges at all. Now, we’re all tied up to a myriad of monthly charges. And many of them are quite high. Energy is pricey these days. Cable? Brutal. Property taxes have soared and insurance rates are insane. Here are my tips for staying on top of home expenses. Continue reading »
Financial Literacy is a big problem across Canada with many young people unable to understand even basic skills like, what does it mean to save, how do you open a bank account and how much do everyday items cost. Money knowledge starts at home. But when should parents start talking to their kids about money. In my opinion parents should have the “money talk” as soon as they feel their kids are ready to have the “sex talk”. Here are some of my recommendations on teaching kids about money. Continue reading »