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  • Three Reasons Why Students Need Tenant Insurance
    With a new school year fast approaching, many students will be leaving home and moving into on-campus housing or their first apartment. There's a lot to pack—books, laptops, clothes, furniture, and entertainment systems to name just a few of the essentials. But, what about property insurance? See why students need tenant insurance.
  • Most Popular Hot Spots for Snowbirds
    Although the sun has yet to set on summer, if you're retired and like to travel, you may already be setting your sights on where you can escape winter's wrath. According to a recent Kanetix.ca survey, these warm weather destinations are tops with Canadian snowbirds.
  • GMC, Infiniti and Jeep Drivers Are Some of the Worst Drivers on the Road
    Drivers beware of those behind the wheel of a GMC. Drivers of this particular brand of vehicle are more likely to have a less than stellar driving record.
  • Amped up for Battery Electric Vehicles: 10 Cars That Will Spark Your Interest
    Battery electric vehicles (BEVs), especially the Tesla Model S, are sparking the interest of Canadian drivers. More than one in three drivers (36 per cent) who requested auto insurance quotes at Kanetix.ca for a BEV got quotes for the Tesla Model S, followed by the Nissan Leaf (17 per cent). See how the rest ranked.
  • Breaking: Ontario Car Insurance Rates Have Increased
    Breaking News: Ontario car insurance rates have increased. According to the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, car insurance rates for many Ontario drivers will be going up at renewal, instead of down. See how much your rates could be going up the next time you get your renewal documents.
  • Canada Is a Nation of Honda Drivers
    When you take to the road, is your vehicle of choice a Honda or a Toyota? Chances are it is, as these two car brands consistently come out on top of the 10 most popular car manufacturers quoted for auto insurance online through Kanetix.ca.
  • Bank of Canada Raises Interest Rate to 0.75 Per Cent
    For the first time in seven years, the Bank of Canada has raised its target for the overnight rate to 0.75 per cent from 0.50 per cent. The last time the Bank of Canada increased the rate was back in 2010 and for the last two years, the overnight rate has been sitting at 0.50 per cent.
  • Tips to Travel Cheap and Travel Smart
    Travel smart and travel cheap; with these travel tips, you can spend less time watching your wallet and more time taking in the sites.
  • How to Test Drive a Car
    Taking a car out for a test drive is an integral part of the car buying process. Yet, it's been estimated that about 16 per cent of car buyers skip the test drive, and 33 per cent test drive just one vehicle.
  • Infographic: Great Canadian Road Trip Tips and Road Trip Essentials
    With school out for the summer, it's time to plan your family road trip! No matter where you go in Canada, there are many great stops that just shouldn't be missed. 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.
  • Common Myths About Car Insurance
    Insurance can be confusing, and these common misconceptions about auto insurance coverage in Canada often lead drivers astray. From the colour of your car to parking tickets to deductibles see what's fact and what's fiction.
  • Home Insurance Myths Busted
    Home insurance can be confusing. The following are some of the most common misconceptions about home insurance in Canada to help you weed through what's fact and what's fiction.
  • 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 summer is upon us, it's time to see if you could get some cool summer savings on your car insurance.
  • The Worst Roads in Ontario
    CAA's annual list of the worst roads in Ontario is out. Do you regularly travel on a road that made the list?
  • Falling Ill While Visiting Canada: Why Tourists Need Travel Insurance
    With over half of all tourists to Canada coming to visit in the summer months, Canadians are getting ready to open their doors to friends and family. If you are expecting visitors this year, be a good host and suggest that your guests get Visitors to Canada health insurance.
  • Filming Your Ride: Does a Dash Cam Help with Your Auto Insurance?
    Whether it's a cyclist cutting across Canada's busiest highway, a collision, or an attempted insurance scam, vehicles equipped with a dash cam have recorded some unbelievable footage out on the road. But does having a dash cam affect your auto insurance at all?
  • Will Work for Belly Rubs
    Could you use a little less stress in your day? Need a little boost in office productivity? Then maybe the answer lies in your favourite four-legged best friend. With almost half of all Canadian households owning a pet, it's not such a crazy idea that people would enjoy pets in the office too.
  • Hobbies That Make Your Life Insurer Squeamish
    There are people who like living on the edge. They have nerves of steel and boundless energy and are as nimble as a cat. Understandably, many people cast a wary eye on these risk-takers; after all why would anyone want to jump out of perfectly good airplane or race down a quarter mile track at speeds that defy logic? Not surprisingly, your life insurer may be asking these questions as well.
  • Going on Vacation? 10 Ways to Protect Your Home
    There's nothing better than going on vacation. But before you leave on holiday, it's important you take the necessary steps to protect your home while you're away.
  • #KanetixLovesTrees Has Taken Root by Planting 1,250 Trees
    #KanetixLovesTrees, and thanks to the best customers ever, we reached our goal to plant 1,250 trees! So while you saved some green, we planted some green to help minimize the impact driving has on the environment.
  • Could Fido Void Your Home Insurance?
    In April, Quebec tabled legislation to ban certain dogs in the province. Once the Quebec legislation comes into force, Quebec and Ontario will be the only two provinces in Canada with a province-wide ban on certain breeds of dogs. Could the type of dog you own affect your home insurance coverage?
  • 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. And while the laws and penalties vary by province, the intent behind the legislation is the same: to encourage drivers to remain fully focused on the road while driving.
  • What Happens When a Cyclist Gets a Traffic Ticket?
    June is Bike Month in Ontario, and as more people put down their car keys this spring and take to their bicycles, some cyclists may be surprised to learn that they can be ticketed for traffic offences, just like drivers, and face the same fines.
  • You Got a Traffic Ticket for What?
    Everyone knows all the main traffic violations that could affect your auto insurance premiums, like failing to signal, running a stop sign, speeding, or making an improper turn. But, there are plenty of lesser-known instances where a driver may not realize that what they are doing may run afoul of the rules of the road.
  • 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 five bad driving habits and not only will you be a safer driver, but you'll also help keep your insurance premiums in check.
  • New at Kanetix.ca: Aviva Canada's Maple Leafs and Raptors Auto Insurance
    Do you bleed blue for your Maple Leafs? Is your DNA part-Raptor? Aviva Canada has teamed up with the Leafs and Raptors to provide a team branded and fan-focused home and auto insurance program.
  • Save Five to 10 per Cent on Your Car Insurance Right Away
    Auto insurance is one of those costs of owning a car that everyone wants to save money on; spending less on fuel is another. Yet, while there's often little you can do about the price of fuel, the price of auto insurance can often be mitigated by shopping around. Another way to lower your premium however, is by raising the deductibles you've chosen which could save you in the neighbourhood of five to 10 per cent off your auto insurance premiums.
  • 12 Long Weekend Driving Tips
    Spring is nature's way of saying it's time for a road trip! And, as drivers take to the road this holiday long weekend, make sure you don't end up remembering it for all the wrong reasons; namely getting a ticket, or worse being involved in a collision. Twelve long weekend driving tips to help you get to where you want to go safely, and free of tickets and collisions.
  • The Reality of the Millennial Homeownership Dream
    If you're a millennial in Canada, or the parent of one, a recent HSBC survey suggests that the dream of homeownership isn't dead, it just requires some help-and work-to bring the dream of buying a home to life.
  • #KanetixLovesTrees: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint and Save on Car Insurance
    With Earth Day just around the corner, Kanetix.ca has pledged to help drivers reduce their carbon footprint. Every time you compare car insurance quotes and call us to secure your rate a donation will be made to Tree Canada, a not-for-profit charitable organization. The donation for each call will equal the money needed to plant and maintain a tree.
  • Winning Wheels: AJAC's Canadian Car of the Year and Utility Vehicle
    The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), have named their pick for this year's Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year. See which vehicles came out on top.
  • Top 10 Selling Sports Cars in Canada
    As the most-liked vehicle on Facebook, with more than 8 million people giving it the thumbs up, the Ford Mustang also happens to be Canada's best-selling sports car. On the roads since 1964, the Ford Mustang holds a special place in the heart and mind of many drivers; it's an iconic muscle car. See which other sports cars top the list.
  • Spring Is in the Air and Your Car Needs Some Care
    Now that winter has finally released its grip, it's time to make sure your vehicle is ready for the road ahead. We've pulled together some spring car maintenance tips to ensure your ride is ready for the upcoming driving season.
  • Top 15 Countries Visiting Canada
    It will likely come as no surprise, that of all the people coming to visit Canada, residents of the United States are the most represented; but, what other countries may have Canada on their radar as a vacation destination this summer?
  • 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 inspiration, see what countries are favoured by Canadians year after year as a go-to destination.
  • Spring Forward: Daylight Saving Time Home and Auto Safety Checklist
    The weekend most Canadians spring forward one hour is also the ideal time to tackle seasonal safety projects. A lot of the routine maintenance on your home and car should be done twice a year, so what better time to start checking items off your "to-do" list?
  • Top 10 Selling SUVs in Canada
    If you're in the market to buy a SUV or crossover, there's more to consider than just the sticker price; there's auto insurance (of course) and gas too. See which SUVs are Canada's best-selling, and how much you can expect to spend a year in gas.
  • Ring in Spring: Travel Tips for March Break
    Every year, thousands of Canadians weary of winter set their sights on the upcoming March Break holiday. Last year, Toronto's Pearson Airport estimated they'd see 115,000 travellers on the Thursday prior to March Break and 120,000 on the Friday; well over what they see on a typical day. You can expect all airports across the country to be busier than normal. Are you ready for the crowds? How about going through security clearance?
  • Gas Prices Driving You to Walk? Fuel Savings Tips
    Gas prices have increased, Canada-wide, more than 20 per cent in the last year according to the latest from Statistics Canada. Increasingly pinched at the pump, Canadians more than ever, are looking to spend less on their least favourite car costs: gas and auto insurance.
  • Which Cars Hold Their Value the Best?
    Planning on buying a new car? Chances are you've heard that as soon as you drive off the dealer's lot, your brand new vehicle depreciates somewhere around 20 to 30 per cent. What you've heard is partially true; this is how much the average vehicle depreciates in the first year. Even so, vehicles depreciate at different rates. See makes vehicles hold their value the best.
  • How Your Down Payment Affects the Total Cost of Your Mortgage
    At the risk of stating the obvious, the bigger the down payment, the smaller the mortgage, which in turn saves you a considerable amount of money in interest costs. But, how much in savings on interest are we really talking about?
  • The Cost of Mortgage Loan Insurance in Canada
    Buying a house can be costly, and for the majority of us, the only way to make that dream a reality is to get a mortgage. Yet, with housing prices being what they are, many Canadians find it difficult to save up the needed 20 per cent down payment to avoid paying for mortgage loan insurance.
  • Sick of Winter? Kick the Blahs to the Curb
    Winter can be tough, but now that spring is less than a month a way, there's no better time to list the good things to come, including how you can save money today.
  • Does Car Colour Affect Your Auto Insurance Rate?
    When you bought your car, did the colour of it matter to you? Did you pick the colour because you believed it would affect how much you pay for auto insurance? Learn how car colour affects your auto insurance premium, if at all.
  • 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.
  • First Time Home Buyer, Eight 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.
  • CMHC to Increase Mortgage Insurance Premiums
    The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is increasing its mortgage loan insurance premiums. The new mortgage loan insurance premium increase will come into effect on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, 2017. Will you be affected?
  • Top 10 Trucks in Canada
    In 2016, the pickup trucks Canadians most often bought were mostly built Ford Tough. The Ford F-Series pickup truck is not only the best-selling truck in Canada, but it's the best-selling vehicle, period. In 2016, it was the only vehicle in Canada to break the 100,000 sold achievement. See all the pickups that cracked the top 10 best-sellers list in Canada, plus how much they'll cost in gas each year.
  • Top 10 Cars in Canada
    2016 was yet another good year for the Honda Civic; for the 19th year in a row, the Civic has come out on top as Canada's best-selling car. Since 1997, the Civic has been, hands down, Canada's favourite car. See what other cars are favoured by Canadians.
  • Drive into Auto Show Season
    Although the Detroit auto show is arguably one of the best known auto shows in North America, you don't have to take a trip to the Motor City when there are many great auto shows to be found here in Canada. See where and when the shows will be near a town near you.
  • Top 10 Life Insurance Myths
    True or false? Fact or fiction? Understanding term life insurance and its benefits means sifting through the myths surrounding it first. So we've taken a look at the most common misconceptions about term life insurance to set the record straight, and help you make the right choice for you and your family.
  • How Ready Are Canadians for Driverless Cars?
    It may sound like the stuff from a science fiction novel, but self-driving cars may well soon be a reality. In fact, many of today's new cars already have features that came about as a result of the drive to develop autonomous vehicles. As the reality of driverless cars on our roads accelerates, Kanetix.ca has released new survey findings of Canadians' attitudes on the (not so) futuristic vehicles.
  • Make 2017 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?
  • Quitting Smoking and Life Insurance
    The hullabaloo of the holidays has finally settled and many Canadians are now focusing on their New Year's resolutions. For those of you who resolve 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.
  • Travel Tips to Travel More
    New Year's resolutions are usually blah and not terribly imaginative. Save money. Lose weight. Eat better. Hit the gym. Be nicer to people (*sigh*). All are noble endeavours to be sure, but if you're looking to add travel to your repertoire, 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.
  • 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. Is your car a favourite target of thieves?
  • A 15 Per Cent "Brake" on Your Auto Insurance
    Thanks to technology, today's cars are safer than ever before and the list of safety features now available is extensive, but, one safety feature in particular has caught the attention of Aviva Canada: Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB). Aviva now offers a 15 per cent auto insurance discount for drivers of vehicles that have AEB.
  • Fire Safety Tips to Protect Your Home
    Winter is the worst season for fires in Canada and National Home Fire Safety Week starts Nov. 24th. Protecting yourself and your home from fire hazards means testing smoke alarms, reviewing a fire escape plan with the family, and keeping a fire extinguisher handy. But it doesn't end there. Follow these fire safety tips around the home so you can roast your chestnuts without a hitch as we head into the holiday season.
  • The 10 Most Expensive (and Cheapest!) Areas for Car Insurance in Toronto
    If you live in the north end of the city, whether it's the east end or west end, chances are you're paying more for your insurance then those living in the city's centre and midtown. Rates vary greatly across Toronto depending on where you live. Find out how your area compares.
  • What Could Go Wrong? Plenty, If Your Home-Based Business Is Without Insurance
    There's a lot that can go wrong over the course of a work day, and if you run your business out of your home it will not only affect your place of business but potentially also where you, and your family, live. What could go wrong? Plenty, unfortunately, starting with your home insurance coverage.
  • Top 10 Home-Based Businesses That Need Insurance
    If you run a business out of your home, or are thinking about it, there's more to ensuring your success than a solid idea, a business plan, and hard work. There's also protecting your livelihood with a home-based business insurance policy. Because, while entrepreneurs are accustomed to taking risks, running a home-based business without a safety net is one risk not worth taking as it could be financially devastating if the worst should happen.
  • Oh, Deer! What Happens If You Hit Wildlife While Driving?
    Would you know what to do if you hit a deer, moose or other wild animal-big or small? Road kill is a grizzly, but common sight especially at this time of year. So if you hit a deer, do you know whether or not you would be covered for this type of collision?
  • 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.
  • A Cornucopia of Tips to Help You Save Money
    From the credit card in your wallet to the travel insurance you'll need on your next trip to the home and auto insurance policies you have, Kanetix.ca will help you harvest the savings this Thanksgiving season.
  • Not Wearing Your Seatbelt Can Increase Your Car Insurance by How Much?
    OPP kick off annual fall seatbelt compliance campaign. Do you buckle up? It's estimated that 95 per cent of us do, but, police across Canada still consider not wearing a seatbelt 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.
  • Insurance Tips for Home-Based Startups
    When you're starting out with your home-based business, chances are you've got a lot on the go. But, while you're busy growing your business, you also need to protect it because your business's success can be affected by events often outside of your control. Take control, as much as you can, with these insurance tips for home-based businesses.
  • Your Home Insurance Doesn't Cover Your Home-Based Business
    If your work address is also your home address, you might think your home-based business is automatically insured under the liability and contents coverage of a home insurance policy. It's not. In fact, if your home insurance provider is unaware that you run a home-based business you may be jeopardizing your home insurance coverage too.
  • Having a Baby Means It's Time for Life Insurance
    Becoming a parent is one of those life-changing occasions that compels many people to buy life insurance, because, underneath the joy and excitement of bringing your newborn home for the first time is also concern for the future, especially when it comes to finances.
  • Infographic: Celebrity Insurance - Insuring Body Parts
    It's TIFF time and there's a whole lot of celebrities coming to Toronto for the festivities, including (hopefully) Canada's own Rachel McAdams. If you've ever watched the movie Mean Girls, there's a classic line in it about Rachel McAdams' character Regina George, "I hear her hair's insured for $10,000." As rumours about insuring body parts go, this one is pretty tame compared to the insurance policies some celebrities are said to have taken out on their assets.
  • Top 10 Myths of Running a Home-Based Business
    Starting a business and working out of your home can be rewarding. But, not everyone gets what you do. In fact, running a home-based business is riddled with myths and misconceptions.
  • Moving? Where You Live Affects How Much You Pay in Insurance
    Chances are when you are looking to move, whether it is because you're planning on buying a new home or moving to a new apartment, the last thing you think about is how it will affect your car insurance premiums. And, who can blame you? But the fact is that when you move, your auto insurance premiums will likely change; for the lucky, it might mean paying less for car insurance, for others, it might mean paying more.
  • Tickets Fall in Autumn: Drivers Get Fewer Tickets During the Fall
    Compared to the rest of the seasons, drivers appear to be on their best behaviour after the dog days of summer are over. Drivers say they get fewer traffic tickets during the fall months-October, November, and December-than any other time of the year. See which seasons are best, and worst, for getting tickets.
  • Falling for Fewer Collisions: Fewer Accidents Occur in the Fall Season
    Compared to the rest of the seasons, accidents appear to be less likely to happen when the leaves are changing colour. See which seasons are best, and worst, on the roads for collisions according drivers getting car insurance quotes at Kanetix.ca.
  • Wildfires, Ice Storms, Tornadoes, and Hail: Canada's 10 Costliest Disasters
    The Fort McMurray wildfires that forced almost 90,000 residents out of their homes have been devastating. The damage caused, vast. In fact, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) estimates that the insured property damage caused by the wildfires to be almost $3.6 billion.
  • 10 Times When Your Home Insurance May Not Pay Out
    You may think that your property insurance will cover anything and everything that happens in your home, but, this isn't entirely true. Here are some reasons why your insurance provider may not completely pay out your claim, or worse may reject your claim or cancel your coverage all together...
  • Top 15 States Visiting Canada
    Every year, more than 12 million Americans cross the border into Canada and spend billions while on vacation. If you've met a friendly American at your neighbourhood restaurant, chances are they're from one of these states.
  • New Survey Shows 98% of Canadians Are Polite Drivers... Or So They Think
    Canadians are rumoured to be extremely polite. We hold doors open for each other, we always say thank you, and we never have road rage... or at least that's what we seem to think. A recent Kanetix.ca survey found that most Canadians think highly of their driving etiquette, but further survey results show they may be overstating their own level of politeness.
  • How to Handle the Moments After a Car Accident
    The moments after a car accident can be challenging, even if it was a minor collision and no one was injured. What should you do? Who should you call? How will damages be resolved? Follow these tips to ensure the process goes smoothly.
  • 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.
  • More Than Half of Ontario Drivers Automatically Renew Their Policies
    When it comes time to renew your auto insurance policy, do you shop around? If you could get a better deal and pay less for auto insurance, would you? Many don't when it comes to car insurance in Ontario.
  • 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.
  • The Sharing Economy Grows with Turo's Entrance into Canada
    Owning a car is expensive. There's the initial cost of the purchase, upkeep, maintenance, gas, auto insurance, and parking to name just a few car-related expenses. But now that Turo is available in Canada, car owners in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec may be able to offset those costs by renting their cars out to drivers who are in need of a vehicle.
  • Three Reasons Why Students Need Tenant Insurance
    With a new school year fast approaching, many students will be leaving home and moving into on-campus housing or their first apartment. There's a lot to pack—books, laptops, clothes, furniture, and entertainment systems to name just a few of the essentials. But, what about property insurance? See why students need tenant insurance.

  • 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 summer is upon us, it's time to see if you could get some cool summer savings on your car insurance.

  • The Worst Roads in Ontario
    CAA's annual list of the worst roads in Ontario is out. Do you regularly travel on a road that made the list?


 

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