Author Archive | Lesley Green

Love hurts, financially, to the tune of $61,821

Love hurts, financially, to the tune of $61,821

How much does it cost to fall in love in Canada? According to RateSupermarket.ca from the first date to cutting the wedding cake, couples can expect to pay $61, 821.60 on romance; up 22.8 per cent from last year. Related Read: Just How Much Does Love Cost? $50,339.21 The costs of coupledom have increased, according … Continue Reading

Edmonton to be the first city in Canada to allow Uber to operate legally

Edmonton to be the first city in Canada to allow Uber to operate legally

On January 27th, Edmonton city councillors voted in favour of a bylaw that will allow ride-sharing company Uber to operate legally within the city. It’s a first in Canada. Edmonton city councillors have passed a bylaw allowing Uber to operate in the city legally come March 1, 2016. That is, so long as Uber’s drivers … Continue Reading

RBC special offer mortgage rates to increase

RBC special offer mortgage rates to increase

Expect higher special offer mortgage rates from RBC. RBC recently announced that it is increasing rates on new residential mortgage offers effective January 8, 2016. The rates affected are special discounted rates and are not the bank’s posted rates. A 0.10 per cent increase for select fixed-rate mortgages The following are the new special offer … Continue Reading

QEW HOV lane to double as a toll road

In the summer of 2016, solo drivers can pay to drive in lanes currently reserved for drivers with passengers. The High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane on the QEW between Trafalgar Road in Oakville and Guelph Line in Burlington will double as a High-Occupancy Toll (HOT) lane next summer. It’s a pilot project that will see 16.5 … Continue Reading

Canadians Expect To Spend More This Holiday Season

Holiday revellers expect to spend an average of $652 this holiday season, up from $517 last year. Canadians are opening up their wallet this year, with holiday spending expected to increase to $652 per person, a 26 per cent increase from last year’s budget of $517 according a poll by CIBC. Even though spending is … Continue Reading