A Guide To Graduated Licensing In Ontario
New drivers in Ontario must work their way through Ontario's graduated licensing program. It typically begins with getting a G1 licence, followed by a G2, and finally the full G driver's licence. See what's involved, the conditions, and restrictions of getting and keeping your licence in Ontario.
Put Down Those Phones: Dangerous Driving Months Ahead
Many people assume winter is the most dangerous time of the year for driving, but year after year, summer proves to be the deadliest season. July and August not only have the most collisions, but the most fatalities too. Here's how you can avoid distractions and help make the roads safer this summer.
Travel Tips To Travel More
We're more than halfway through 2015. Have you fulfilled your New Year's Resolution to "travel more"? If you're still working on it, the Kanetix.ca list of travel resolutions will help you get where you want to go faster and enjoy it more while you're there.
Five Bad Driving Habits That Could Cost You How we choose to behave while driving could have serious consequences, perhaps a ticket or worse, an accident. Avoid the following bad driving habits and be a safer driver.
Not Wearing Your Seat Belt Can Increase Your Car Insurance By How Much? Seat belt use in Canada is high. It's estimated that 95 per cent of us buckle up. But, police across Canada still consider not wearing a seat belt one of the "Big Four Killers" along with aggressive driving, driving while impaired, and distracted driving. How can it still be considered one of the Big Four if 95 per cent of us buckle up? Because, in collisions where there's a fatality, about one-third were not strapped in.
Ontario Car Insurance Rates Have Increased Breaking News: Ontario car insurance rates have increased, putting the government's promise 2 years ago to cut rates by 15 per cent by August, 2015 into jeopardy. See how much your rates could be going up next renewal.
Bank Of Canada Cuts Interest Rate To 0.50 Per Cent The Bank of Canada has lowered its target for the overnight rate by one-quarter of one percentage point to 0.50 per cent. This is the second time this year that the Bank of Canada has lowered the rate, after about 5 years of sitting at 1 per cent.
Traffic Tickets, Fender-Benders And Your Insurance Ever wonder what a traffic ticket or fender-bender might do to your insurance rate? See how a ticket (or two), a not at-fault accident, and an at-fault collision would impact an otherwise clean driving record.
Tips To Save Once You Tie The Knot
Life's big moments come with big changes. When you get married, you enter a whole new world of personal finance opportunities. From honeymoons to home insurance, get the most financially from your new life together.
How The Toronto Flood Affected Home Insurance Coverage It's been two years since flooding in Toronto caused $850 million in insured damages. Combined with the damage from Alberta's floods, insurers have been forced to react. Now a handful of companies are offering something they've never offered before: overland flood insurance.
Auto Insurance Tips For First Time Buyers Getting your very own car for the first time can be exciting, and with new beginnings like these it is prudent to start off right. Let's take a look at some tips for getting and understanding your auto insurance when you are a first time car owner in Canada.
7,000 Reasons Why Visitors To Canada Need Travel Insurance With over 65 per cent of all tourists to Canada coming to visit in the spring and summer, Canadians are getting ready to open their doors to friends and family making their way to Canada for their vacation. If you're expecting to receive visitors this year, be a good host and suggest that your guests get Visitors to Canada health insurance. Why? It's all in the numbers; well,just one number actually. $7,000.
More Visitors To Canada Than Canadians? The population in Canada is approximately 35 million. Interestingly enough, the Canadian government estimates that 35 million tourists visit Canada annually. That's one visitor to Canada for every person in the country!
Seasons Change And So Does Your Car Insurance A change in season is the ideal reminder to take a few quick minutes to see if you're still getting the best car insurance rate out there. And, now that it's officially summer it's time to see if you could get some cool summer savings on your car insurance.
Cyber Safety Tips For Travellers If you're thinking of travelling or have something already booked, it's important you remember to travel cyber safe because it's not as hard as you may think for strangers to gain access to your devices and compromise your personal information. Learn how to travel cyber safe.
Will Work For Belly Rubs
Could you use a little less stress in your day? Need a boost in office productivity? Then maybe the answer lies in your favourite four-legged best friend. Learn more about pet-friendly offices.
First Time Home Buyer, 8 First Time Home Expenses
You did it! You survived the years of saving for a down payment, the open houses, the paperwork, the outrageous bidding wars and the stress of it all, to finally buy a new home. As a first time homeowner, the next year will be exciting, but it will also likely be expensive: 8 expenses new home owners may not be expecting.
The Most Environmentally Friendly Canadian Cars
The Canadian Green Car Awards recognize vehicles with the greatest potential to minimize the overall impact of automobiles on the environment. Six have been identified as the greenest on the roads. See which cars won.
Buying Your First Car, Or Your Tenth: 6 Resources Worth Checking Out Before You Buy
Whether you're buying your first car or already own a car and are looking for a new set of wheels, buying a car should not be an impulse buy. It's important to do your research because no one wants a car that consumes too much gas, has high car insurance rates, or is one of the worst rated cars in Canada. We've rounded up six resources worth checking out before you buy.
How to Travel With A Cat
So you're going on a trip and you've decided to bring your cat along with you. Most cats don't like to travel, but if you do need to bring your feline friend with you-or if you are moving-these tricks will help make the journey easier on both you and your cat.
How to Travel With A Dog
Dogs are part of the family, which is why many people choose to take their beloved pets on trips and vacations with them. But travelling with pets can come with its challenges. This article will guide you in what you should do before travelling with a dog.
Infographic: Great Canadian Road Trip Tips And Road Trip Essentials
Where will your wheels takes you? No matter where you go in Canada, there are many great stops that just shouldn't be missed while on a road trip. We've picked a few road trip ideas for you but, let's be honest, for every one featured in the Great Canadian Road Trip Stops and Tips infographic, there are another 100 that deserve their time in the spotlight too.
Changes Are Coming To Ontario Car Insurance Policies
The Ontario Liberals have announced additional measures to reduce car insurance premiums in Ontario, but it doesn't come without a catch. Some Ontario drivers will see auto insurance savings, but all will face an overall reduction in coverage.
First Time Home Buyers Guide: Getting Ready For The Big Buy
Taking that first step on the property ladder is one of life's biggest decisions. Sounds ominous, doesn't it? It doesn't have to be; you'll have plenty of help along the way and the KANETIX.ca first time home buyer's guide will help you break it all down into easy bite-sized pieces.
Ontario Auto Insurance Rates Have Dropped
Auto insurance rates have dropped, with some companies decreasing their rates by as much as seven per cent, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario reports. The office urges consumers to shop around.
Traffic Report: Canadian Drivers Lose 79 Hours A Year Delayed In Traffic Think traffic congestion is getting worse? According to TomTom, you're right. You spent more time in traffic this year, than you did last year by about 2 hours. Overall, Canadians lose 79 hours a year because of traffic, and if you live in Vancouver, Toronto or Montreal, it's even more.
Police Blitzes And The Future of Distracted Driving
The Toronto Police did not shy away from drawing attention to the dangers of distracted driving recently when they once again used a hearse to kick off their latest distracted driving blitz. What this means for distracted driving's future.
Distracted Driving Laws In Canada
Canada continues to crack down on distracted driving. All provinces and territories (aside from Nunavut) have some form of distracted driving-related legislation in place with consequences varying from fines to fines and demerit points. And these penalties are getting tougher.
Which Cars Hold their Value the Best?
Thinking about buying a new car? If so, then chances are you've heard that as soon as you drive off the dealer's lot, your brand new vehicle depreciates somewhere around 20 per cent. But vehicles depreciate at different rates, and each year. See which vehicles hold their value the best.
The Top 10 Countries Canadians Visit Most
Canadians are some of the most well-travelled people in the world. Even so, there are tried and true destinations that Canadians continue to visit. If you're planning a holiday and need some inspiration, see what countries are favoured by Canadians year after year as a go-to destination.
Top 10 Most Expensive Cities for Car Insurance In Ontario
We round up the top 10 most expensive cities for car insurance in Ontario based on annual auto insurance averages. Most can be found in the GTA, but the top most expensive city might not be where you think. If you're wondering about the cheapest, we've got that too.
Tips To Pay Off Your Home Mortgage Sooner
If you intend to pay off your home mortgage as quickly as possible, then you're in the majority; a survey claims that more than 75 per cent of new homeowners said being mortgage-free sooner was their goal. Of course wanting to be mortgage-free sooner is easier said than done, but there are some tips that can help you reach your goal quicker.
5 Insurance Trends To Watch For In 2015
The insurance industry is changing. Government intervention, bad weather, and new technologies are introducing unprecedented new plays into the game. We sat down with Sean Graham, principal broker at KTX Insurance, to learn more about what you can expect from insurance in 2015.
Top 10 Cars In Canada Last year's top cars listed (plus how much fuel they'll require each year). Chances are pretty good, that one of these top sellers sits in your garage.
Top Travel Destinations of 2015
Planning a trip in 2015? This year's top ranked destinations according to some of the leading names in travel stretch from right here in Canada to the Republic of Congo. If your new year's resolution is to travel more this year, then check out these lists of the top trending destinations for 2015
Quitting Smoking And Life Insurance
The hullabaloo of the holidays has finally settled and many Canadians are now focusing on sticking to their New Year's resolutions. For those of you who resolved to quit smoking, there's good news. Not only will you save money on the cigarettes you no longer buy, but you'll also enjoy savings on your life insurance premiums. See how much.
Make 2015 The Year You Pay Less For Your Car Insurance
It's that time of year again, to forget the mistakes of the past and look forward to a new year of opportunity. And, when it comes to your car insurance rates, there's a lot of opportunity to save. KANETIX.ca customers save on average up to $750 off their car insurance premiums. Could you save too?
Top 10 Most Stolen Vehicles In Canada
This year's list of the most stolen cars in Canada is out. The list, published annually by the IBC, reveals the most stolen cars in Canada, in Alberta, in Ontario, and in the Atlantic provinces. Is your car a favourite of thieves?
Best Cities In Canada For Starting A Small Business
Best cities in Canada for starting a small business according to a recent report released by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. Does your city support and promote entrepreneurship? Is your city listed?
Are Teens Becoming Better Drivers?
Teen drivers have always been saddled with a bad reputation when it comes to driving, and this is often cited as the reason behind high teen driver car insurance rates. But could this be changing?
Tenants Insurance 101
If you're renting, tenants-or renters-insurance should be a no brainer. Not only will it help you get back on your feet after a fire or theft, for example, but it has numerous other benefits too. Here's our guide to how much tenant insurance you need-and when you need it.
Driven To Distraction
We've all done at least one of these things while driving and some of us do them daily: put on make-up, shave, flip through songs, text message, or use your cell phone. You've multi-tasked before without incident so why worry now - right?
The Top 5 Driver Distractions
The word is starting to get out that distracted driving kills, but many drivers are surprised to learn there's more to distracted driving than picking up that phone. From French fries to four-year-olds, we identify the top 5 driver distractions and how to avoid them.
How To Save $25,000+ On Your Mortgage
Buying a house can be costly, but owning your own home is a dream that's hard to ignore-and for most of us, taking out a mortgage is the only way to make that dream a reality. So what can you do to cut down on the interest and other costs of borrowing? Here are a few tips to save.
Ways To Avoid Distracted Driving Habits
Distracted driving has become the number one killer on the road. Avoid becoming a distracted driving statistic with these tips to help kick eight bad habits that lead to distracted driving.
Buying Used Vehicles: Safety Recommendations For Teens
Many teens are not driving safe enough vehicles. The U.S.-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety surveyed 500 parents about the cars their teens drive and found many of the chosen vehicles lack good crash protection and important safety features. Here's what to look for.
KANETIX.ca Survey Uncovers Why Drivers May Pay Too Much For Car Insurance
Are you happy with what you pay for your car insurance? If yes, then count yourself lucky as only four in 10 people in Ontario are, according to a KANETIX.ca survey. Happy or not, the survey also revealed three misconceptions Ontarians have, which could lead to overpaying for auto insurance.
10 Tips for Living a Longer, Happier Life
Life insurance and health insurance are there for you if something goes wrong in your life, but to truly get the most out of your life you need to take preemptive action and embrace the things that make you healthy and happy.
Tickets And Car Accidents On Vacation: What You Should Know
Road trips can turn sour if you get a ticket or have an accident. Whether you're heading across Canada, or going south into the U.S., it's important to know what'll happen if the open road is marred by a speed bump along the way. Read more.
7,000 Reasons Why Visitors To Canada Need Travel Insurance
With over 65 per cent of all tourists to Canada coming to visit in the spring and summer, Canadians are getting ready to open their doors to friends and family. Read the 7,000 reasons why, as a good host, you should suggest Visitors to Canada health insurance
Top Tips For Canadian Motorcycle Riders
After a long cold winter, Canadian motorcyclists are itching to hit the road. Whether you're an experienced rider or just starting up, our "Top Motorcycle Tips" for Canadian motorcyclists will help you to keep on riding - safely and smartly.
Ten Business Insurance Tips
As a business owner, if you don't protect yourself with business insurance, who will? Ten tips about business insurance.
Mind The (Car) Modifications: Souped Up Cars Have you ever thought about customizing your car so it better reflects your style? If you have considered it, or are planning to anytime soon, you will want to also consider the implications a souped up car might have on your car insurance, if any at all. Read more.
Best-Selling Minivans in Canada If you drive a minivan, chances are it's the Dodge Grand Caravan. See what other best-selling minivans made it to the top of the list.
Title Fraud in Canada: Keeping The Roof Over Your Head, Yours
Real estate fraud in Canada is a booming business, and while the vast majority is perpetrated against financial institutions in the form of mortgage fraud, it's title fraud that hits home and strikes fear in homeowners. Learn how it happens and how to protect yourself.
Top 10 Trucks In Canada Last year's best-selling truck was built Ford Tough. See what other trucks were tops with Canadians last year (plus how much fuel they need to run each year).
In Search Of The Cheapest Flights
It takes time to save up the money needed to go on holiday. So when you've finally got the funds together for a vacation, make sure you're not overpaying for your flight. Get the best price for your airline tickets with these tips.
Put Down Those Phones: Dangerous Driving Months Ahead Many people assume winter is the most dangerous time of the year for driving, but year after year, summer proves to be the deadliest season. July and August not only have the most collisions, but the most fatalities too. Here's how you can avoid distractions and help make the roads safer this summer.
Travel Tips To Travel More We're more than halfway through 2015. Have you fulfilled your New Year's Resolution to "travel more"? If you're still working on it, the Kanetix.ca list of travel resolutions will help you get where you want to go faster and enjoy it more while you're there.
Distracted Driving Laws In Canada Canada continues to crack down on distracted driving. All provinces and territories (aside from Nunavut) have some form of distracted driving-related legislation in place with consequences varying from fines to fines and demerit points. And these penalties are getting tougher.
Ontario Auto Insurance: 15 per cent cheaper in two years
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