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Top 11 Travel Tips to Travel Cheap

Travelling… it can be relaxing, fun, life-changing and expensive. You may expect an international getaway to cost a pretty penny, but if not planned carefully in advance, even a short trip to a neighbouring province can be costly. Looking to go on holiday but strapped for cash? Check out this compiled list of tips to ... Continue Reading

Summer Overspending Habits: A Trend for Canadians

Summer Overspending Habits

With warm weather comes the inclination to get out, have fun and, inevitably, spend more. Are you planning a getaway this summer? Get out, have fun, and protect yourself with adequate travel insurance at the best price available. Not only does it cover you in case of a medical issue, but it could also look ... Continue Reading

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 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

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

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