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Tips for a New Year Financial Start

Welcome back and Happy New Year! Despite the bleak weather, I’m a big fan of January  – it’s so energizing to emerge from the holidays with a fresh focus and perspective. And – no surprise here – improving personal finances top the resolution list for many Canadians.

We’re here to help you meet those money goals – and we have a few resoluitions up our sleeve for Money Wise too. Keep an eye out for exciting new features to come, and, as always, the top finance headlines, tips and tricks.

Finance News 2013: The Top Stories Of The Year

National interest rates may not have changed – but the Canadian economic landscape experienced its fair share of shakeups in 2013. Last year saw a change of leadership at the Bank of Canada, the downfall of our nation’s tech king, and a tumultuous time for our American neighbour (and largest trading partner). Read on for our recap of the top finance stories of 2013.

Read Sean’s Blog | Finance News 2013

How To Create Your 2014 Spending Plan

Will 2014 be your richest year yet? The road to prosperity is often paved with good intentions – like finally paying that credit card off for good – but it can be easy to fall into your old spending habits without a plan. If the thought of building a budget makes you shudder, not to worry – we’ve created your new and improved personal finance plan for you.

Read Gordon’s Blog | How To Create Your 2014 Spending Plan

New Info For Cardholders In The TD CIBC Aimia Deal

After months of waiting, existing Aeroplan cardholders have a timeline as to when they may transition in the TD CIBC Aimia deal. Here’s what consumers need to know about the switch, and what new features will be introduced for Aeroplan customers in the new year.

Read Sean’s Blog | New Info For Cardholders In The TD CIBC Aimia Deal

Missed the blog’s top headlines this week? Get caught up here:

5 Ways To Be Debt Free In 2014

Looking to kick 2014 off on a debt free note? Check out’s top tips for conquering your biggest debt burdens.

Read Kelvin’s Blog | 5 Ways To Be Debt Free In 2014

The Shrinking Canadian Family And The 2014 Housing Market

Canadian families are shrinking – but the demand for home space isn’t. Despite the average family having 2.5 members, single detached homes, and not condos, continue to be the hottest sought after type of housing.

Read Rubina’s Blog | The 2014 Housing Market

Will The Canadian Condo Market Keep Booming In 2014?

Will the Canadian condo market remain in hot demand in 2014? The latest CMHC Housing Observer has some interesting facts about new demographic trends and affordability. Read on for our breakdown.

Read Allan’s Blog | Will The Canadian Condo Market Keep Booming In 2014?

2014 Home Insurance Costs Are Rising

Home insurance costs are anticipated to rise in 2014. Here’s what you need to know to effectively review a policy in the new year, and how to score better rates on your coverage.

Read Gordon’s Blog | 2014 Home Insurance Costs Are Rising

New Years Resolutions For 20-Somethings

Do your new years resolutions include taking control of your money this year? You’re not alone. Here are our top finance to do’s for 20-somethings in 2014.

Read Jaclyn’s Blog | New Year’s Resolutions For 20-Somethings

That’s a wrap for this week. Swing by Twitter or Facebook, or leave a comment, if you have questions, story ideas (or just want to say hi!).

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