Pump Up Your Policy
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Pump Up Your Policy

Do you have enough insurance? Most Canadians would like to think so – but in our recent social media poll, only 34.8% of respondents were confident with their coverage. Life insurance is like an airbag – you really hope you won’t ever have to use it other than to provide peace of mind to your loved ones. But unplanned disability or illness can derail even the best laid plans. Continue reading »

Your Finances: Fall Back on Track
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Your Finances: Fall Back on Track

September is in full swing – but have you blown your budget all the way to the new year? A recent study finds a $500 left-field expense is all it would take to derail 30% of Canadian finances. The good news? This fall can be your unofficial fresh start. Whether or not you’re a student, read on for ways to spend less and save more. Continue reading »

A Money Guide for Gen Y
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A Money Guide for Gen Y

Back to school season is upon us, and many post-secondary students are already on campus, and spending their hard-won student loans. In addition to Psych 101, the college years often offer a crash course in “grown up” money management – but is generation Y really getting the message? One study finds the majority aren’t sure when they’ll pay back their student debt, while another suggests Boomer parents simply foot the bill. Continue reading »

Get More Money From Your Main Bank
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Get More Money From Your Main Bank

Did you know: Canadians identify their “main bank” as the one where they keep their chequing account. 91% of consumers have one at their primary lender, according to our recent study. But things get foggier when it comes to why they signed up with their bank in the first place – in a recent street poll, many stated they’d been with their banks since childhood. Seems like it’s high time we explored our options for greater value! Continue reading »

Confused By Canadian Finances?
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Confused By Canadian Finances?

A few reports came out this week, underscoring the knowledge gap between Canadian consumers and the state of their personal finances. An annual debt report released by BMO finds household debt levels continue to skyrocket, as consumers clamour for mortgages and cheap credit. Meanwhile, a study shows many TFSA investors still aren’t clear on their contribution rules. Continue reading »